Peter's Tour

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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Tina » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:56 am

They look so good after the repot- very impressed, I note there's more succulents sneaking in- euphorbia, aloe, beacarnea , or is mrs T sneaking some in :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Peter » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:20 pm

Certainly not Mrs T, Tina - she wouldn't know the difference between a succulent and a weed. Come to think of it, neither can I.

Anyway, after disposing of hundreds of plants, the greenhouse is, as I stated, just as stuffed full as it ever was. Must be the local strange succulent people putting their surplus weeds, sorry, interesting succulents, in my greenhouse after dark. You know that 'Living Dead' series? They're just like that. Scary!
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Tina » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:32 pm

I'm surprised your potting area is so small with the size of some of your plants, no graveyard full of old pots, I always seem to make a mess, you repot & have nice tidy plant in new pots , then have gravel, old soil, manky offsets, old pot & sore fingers.
Do you wash your own pots :lol:
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Peter » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:03 pm

My pots live in my other small 12x8 greenhouse which is a glass shed nowadays. That said, my main greenhouse is tidier than ever after my clearout, also because some groups are coming to visit my garden and greenhouse, starting with a regal visit by the Wem garden society in July. Cake and wine will be the order of the day, Mrs T getting that warm glow she has when she's had a few, and me trying to explain the fascination with cactus plants. We have this white tent thing that makes the place look like a car boot sale but it comes in handy for keeping visitors dry when I'm boring them about 'the other' succulents.
Come winter and the greenhouse will no doubt be back to it's normal disarray.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by dalesmatt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:07 pm

Really great greenhouse thread Peter, thank you for sharing those photos. I found myself falling for Copiapoa's years ago when I saw some lovely plants at a now defunct nursery. Looks great, I wish I had even half that space!
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by dalesmatt » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:01 pm

Thank you for your kind courtesy in letting me visit when I happened to be in the area Peter. You have a lovely collection and garden, most inspiring and nice to chat about :geek: Lovely to see how more mature plants look
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Peter » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:15 pm

Thanks for that, Matt. A pleasure to meet you, and the welcome is extended to anybody resident/travelling in Shropshire, Cheshire or elsewhere.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Cactus Jack » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:47 pm

Hi Peter , fantastic update , your plants and greenhouse are looking great !! 8-)
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by Peter » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:Hi Peter , fantastic update , your plants and greenhouse are looking great !! 8-)
More than I am nowadays....

Nice to hear from you, Stephen. Been a long time. I thought that you'd got cheesed off with the hobby and sold off those fab Fero's.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Post by valtr8 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:08 pm

How old are they?
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