A glass act
AS a reader of Amateur Gardening for many years I was surprised and disappointed to read Ruth Hayes, a much respected writer, advising us to leave the greenhouse door slightly open during very windy weather
(AG, 13 Oct).
In my experience this causes more damage and I would be interested to hear others’ views. I will of course continue to read the best gardening magazine around! Louise Hardy by email
Ruth says: Thank you for your letter. It’s something we always do, following advice from a local gardener with years of experience who has a theory that if wind is blowing in one way it needs an escape and if you leave the door slightly open for the duration of the storm, it can do so without popping panes of glass.
We had lost several panes before trying this and haven’t lost any since, so it is purely anecdotal but seems to work for us and is, I felt, a tip worth sharing with readers.
“You’re advised to leave the greenhouse door slightly open in windy weather…”