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Ginger Group Session Four

The lower greenhouse is a low tech affair without power or energy. On the East side more than 50% of the glazing is polycarbonate that is well past it’s sell-by date, crazed and clouded by the elements. But on the brighter side it’s in better physical shape than the upper greenhouse, has fewer leaks and […]

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Ginger Group Session Three

We have reconfigured and extended the central bed in the greenhouse. It is now flat at 87cm high and a screen has been erected facing the entrance. That’s because the Ginger exhibition will face the other way from our jungle. The front of the display will be at the rear of the greenhouse. We’re building […]

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Ginger Group Session Two

It’s cold; no doubt you’ll have noticed. Early morning temperatures have been down to 3ºC in the garden outside and to 5ºC inside the greenhouse. That’s about what we expect, a 2º lift. This is a cool greenhouse. There is no power, no gas, no way of raising the temperature. We need to devise other […]

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Ginger Group Session One

This week sees a new volunteer group starting at BPCG. The Ginger Group will provide BPCG with a goodly amount of the workforce that will deliver the 2017 lower greenhouse display – Just Gingers. And these volunteers will, we hope, learn a lot about growing specimens for display, creating and managing an environment where those […]

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