Winter in the greenhouse

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Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:30 pm

A tour of my greenhouse in winter, it is crammed with plants and there are other plants in more places but this is most of them.
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Sedums, Pachyphtums, Kalanchoes and Crassulas

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Mostly Echeverias, with Echeveria 'Domingo' dominating and its flowers sprawling over everything.

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Mostly Echeverias with some cacti near the back.

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The front with Echeverias facing the sun waiting to turn red with the cold and more evidence of cacti

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A view through the front door, with large pots on the floor and several Aloes.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:35 pm

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Aeoniums next to the house wall, keeping warm enough to water occasionally. They grow away better in spring then

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More Aeoniums.

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Small Agaves under the bench dry and dormant.

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Larger Agaves, also dry and dormant.

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Still more Agaves.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:45 pm

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Some small cacti, as seen briefly before.

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Crassula sarmentosa variegata

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Hanging pots making use of the heat from the house wall.

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More hanging pots.

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The rest of the hanging pots. A lot go out to hang at the back of the house, which is south-facing when summer eventually arrives.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:58 pm

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Mostly gasterias under the bench.

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Gasterias on the top of the bench.

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Mostly Mesems.

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Graptopetalums under the front bench.

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Winter growers, close to the house wall that get some water and maximum heat.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:03 pm

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Small Opuntias on the high shelf. You can see I only put insulation over the top of the benches, to stop excess heat going up into the roof.

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Small Opuntias in the coldframe. this is a bit of an experiment, it remains to be seen which survive and which respond well.

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More small Opuntias on the high shelf.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Chris in Leeds » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:46 pm

Oh Liz you have got some nice small opuntias there
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:26 pm

Thanks Chris, I just love walking around like a painful pincushion.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby juster » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:26 pm

I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at your plants Liz, all so healthy, organised and tidy! Really beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:27 pm

Thanks Juster, it's good to share your plants with people and I'm pleased that you enjoyed them.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby rodsmith » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:21 am

Thanks for posting these photos of your lovely collection, Liz; so well organised and everything looks to be in tip top condition.
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