Greenhouse cleaning

It may not be the most glamorous of winter tasks but cleaning out greenhouses, gutters and water butts is an important one. Cleaning greenhouses, whether glass or plastic, greatly improves the growing environment for plants. By removing the algae, moss and grime it lets in more light and helps control pests and diseases too.

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Greenhouse cleaning

Quick facts

Suitable for Glasshouses, plastic greenhouses, polytunnels, garden frames, gutters and water butts
Timing Winter or between crops
Difficulty Moderate

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