I've never started watering in February before.

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I've never started watering in February before.

Post by Nick_G » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:18 pm

I gave my South American cacti a good soak this morning. It's glorious here today and the 10 day forecast is similar. My Lophophoras will have to wait as I haven't taken all the old flowers and seed pods off them yet. They stain the plants if you leave them in place and water overhead early in the season. It washes off in time but it's unsightly for a while. I remember watering at the start of March many years ago and we had 4 inches of snow that night, I trust the weather forecasters more now :grin: .
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by edds » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:29 pm

I've not watered my cacti yet but all the Echeveria and other succulents have had a couple of good waterings now. Was debating whether to give them a water yet or not!
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by Herts Mike » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:48 pm

Everything except the cacti and Stapeliads watered this morning.
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by Diane » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:58 pm

I watered some Haworthias yesterday, and have just given a light watering to the Echeverias and Crassulas. Very spring-like here in Surrey, let’s hope it keeps up!
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by el48tel » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:45 pm

Hope you have got "the right seaweed".
I remember travelling back north from Southampton at the end of April in 1981. The snow got deeper and deeper no further north than London. And the train crawled.
I'm not brave enough to water the cacti yet. The succulents may have a teaspoon or two ...... between them.
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by MaciejW » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:18 pm

Same here in Kent. First watering of all succulents apart from cacti - haworthias, gasterias, aloes, dorstenia and even chanced splash over brachystelmas, which are kept in back porch.
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:27 pm

Chucking it down all day here and flooding in other parts of Wales...
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by juster » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:28 pm

Very mild weather here and forecast to stay that way for a while, a number of plants showing signs of growth as it's been warm in the greenhouse in the sun. I've watered my succulents this week and small cacti.
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by Paul in Essex » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:50 pm

I also watered my stuff under glass today. Seemed like a good idea, given the upbeat forecast.

Of course, aside from a couple of bits under cover, my outside stuff has been watered all through the winter anyway :grin:
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Re: I've never started watering in February before.

Post by rodsmith » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:05 am

It'll be another month before I water my summer growers. We're 600 feet up in Staffordshire.
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