March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

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March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:35 pm

I'd like to see your photos of plants that, as the main growing season for most things dawns, you might resolve to look after a bit better if you were so inclined. Go and have a rummage in the corners of your greenhouse or your least favoured windowsills or in the undergrowth of your rockeries and find me a plant or three that are still somehow beautiful despite the cobwebs and crusty bits.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by fero » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:51 am

Hello
this is from my rockery.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Acid John » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:39 pm

Aeonium 'Cyclops' forgotten in a cold greenhouse over winter.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:01 pm

Slightly distorted view from the very wide angle camera in my phone. Picture is from last year before I did my lockdown re-potting. I managed to re-pot most of my haworthias (but didn't give them there new names) so there are still some neglected plants that might get a photo taken for this month's competition before a re-pot
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One from last year
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by el48tel » Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:07 pm

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A rescued Lithops which had spent summer 2020 outside at the mercy of slugs and snails
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Jim_Mercer » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:41 pm

Today's view including some neglected plants
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First candidate for a bit of attention - this Cotyledon ladismithensis has been in a 2" pot for several years
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Now in a larger pot with a new label, the Brother P-touch tapes last longer than some of the plastic labels I have been using so I am now using aluminium ones.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Jim_Mercer » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:37 pm

Phil_SK wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:35 pm
find me a plant or three that are still somehow beautiful despite the cobwebs and crusty bits.
Does it have to be alive?

As mentioned in previous post here is one of my plastic labels that has succumbed to the sun - the original label from Rene Geissler has remained intact and although the label has faded the ink Rene used is still black as is the P-touch label.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:55 am

Jim_Mercer wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:37 pm
Does it have to be alive?
Hmm, yes let's try not to cross into what could be an entirely different competition theme! :idea:
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by MatDz » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:54 am

Jim_Mercer wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:37 pm
Phil_SK wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:35 pm
find me a plant or three that are still somehow beautiful despite the cobwebs and crusty bits.
Does it have to be alive?

As mentioned in previous post here is one of my plastic labels that has succumbed to the sun - the original label from Rene Geissler has remained intact and although the label has faded the ink Rene used is still black as is the P-touch label.

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Any idea why C. pyramidalis & Co. do that? I try to not overwater, but water enough, keep them in a nice, gritty mix with some water retentive Sanicat in, and still, one day, they decide to go all crispy like yours. I think they just like doing so.
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Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Post by Jim_Mercer » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:42 pm

MatDz wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:54 am
Any idea why C. pyramidalis & Co. do that? I try to not overwater, but water enough, keep them in a nice, gritty mix with some water retentive Sanicat in, and still, one day, they decide to go all crispy like yours. I think they just like doing so.
All I can say is they usually die for me but I do have a survivor, this C. pyramidalis (which might be Budda's Temple) has lost its main stem has died but it looks like I've managed to save some bits that are still alive.
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