Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

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Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Liz M » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:27 pm

If you don't like the Crassulaceae family, then this is not the place for you.
Greenhouse number 1
If anyone knows the name of the dark Kalanchoe, creeping over the plants, on the bottom right, I would be grateful. I fear for how much bigger it is going to get, as it is sending up shoots but it does not seem to have a sturdy stem to hold it upright.
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Liz M » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:38 pm

Continuing with greenhouse number 1
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Onto Greenhouse Number 2
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As you can see in picture number 3, I do have some cacti and there are others dotted about. Then number 4 a few Aloes and Gasterias, not a very good picture, I'm afraid
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Liz M » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:42 pm

Continuing with greenhouse number 2
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As it is a leanto greenhouse, I find the wall very useful for hanging pots
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Again a very poor picture, apologies.
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Liz M » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:55 pm

Outside a few more pots
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In a cold frame, I find it is useful keeping them in here, bedded in sand. They don't dry out very fast, they don't get deluged when it rains, so I can control the water, yet still they get plenty of air.
Aeoniums
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Agaves
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I have not put on all the Sempervivums and there are still quite a few things dotted round the garden, even the Haworthias are outside at the moment, in a slightly shady spot.
It does say at the bottom of the page 'Obsessive Crassulaceae lover', I guess that is right
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby AnTTun » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Quite demanding plants (at least to me) and yet they look so nice and tidy under your caring hand. I'm impressed.
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Liz M » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Thank you very much Anttun.
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby JaneO » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:11 pm

Funny but I recognise a few of those plants - just that your's are bigger! Looking really good and healthy. With the Aeonium (the almost black one) I tend to chop its head off and start again. I am permanently trying to make it bush rather put out one stem. Anyone know the secret?
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Diane » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:34 pm

Lots of lovely plants there, Liz. Some nice Echeverias and a few stapeliads too!

The Kalanchoe is almost certainly K. beauverdii, a very sprawly plant, so it's only doing what comes naturally!
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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Tony R » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:39 am

Very nice plants and photos, Liz. The plants are looking well, and it's all too neat and tidy! Well done!

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Re: Liz M's Greenhouse Tour

Postby Morgans Beauty » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:04 am

love this pix! very healthy and good looking plants Liz, thx for sharing with us (tu)
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