Winter in the greenhouse

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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:32 am

Thanks Rod, they look OK now but I do wonder what they will be like come spring, there are always a few losses. Winter is a worrying time, even when you have done your best.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby rodsmith » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:04 pm

Liz M wrote:Thanks Rod, they look OK now but I do wonder what they will be like come spring, there are always a few losses. Winter is a worrying time, even when you have done your best.

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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Diane » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:36 pm

I agree! All nice and clean and tidy - wish mine were! Lovely plants, Liz...
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:11 pm

Thank you Diane, it is much appreciated.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Ali Baba » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Lovely plants Liz, much tidier than my greenhouse! Mine is so full of plants overwintering that I am not sure if I could get in and take a picture...
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:57 pm

Thanks Alan, I had to take a few plants out to get in there to manoeuvre the camera. There is still room for the emergency plants when the weather turns nastier.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Ali Baba » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:49 pm

Is that Veltheimea bracteata lurking among the winter growers? I have one I grew from seed, but I haven't had flowers yet, how about you?
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Liz M » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:59 pm

There are four in fact, two in one pot and two more in separate pots. I grew them from seed, as well, they are very easy and with good conditions flower in about two years. Mine have flowered several times now, here is a picture. It's a long-lasting flower and very attractive, with a stem of similar colouring.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Paul in Essex » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:31 pm

What a fabulously kept collection! Lovely plants, beautifully grown.
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Re: Winter in the greenhouse

Postby Ali Baba » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:17 pm

Thanks for the info Liz, I must be nicer to my Veltheimea! Mine is about 6 years old!!

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