My greenhouses are "refreshed"

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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Tony R » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:00 am

Thank you all for your comments. It may look tidy and organised - that's just the way I have always worked as a practical scientist, with attention to detail, and order & structure - but there is much to be done. I have just started repotting/potting on columnar plants (oreocereus, espostoa, etc) that have been in 12F pots for many years. Some are going into 15F pots whilst others need 19F pots. Space will be at a premium!

Yes, cactusgirl and Rod, I grow most of my gasterias under the benches and tables, they still get sufficient light and very few suffer from elongated leaves. Just be extra careful if you move such plants into a sunny spot, especially at this time of year. They will take sun, but only if they become accustomed to it gradually. Equally, they also grow well on less sunny windowsills in the house.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Cactusgirl » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:20 am

Thanks Tony for the advice. I've also today moved my Haworthias and Aloes to the Gasteria shelf as my thinking is that they perhaps need the same kind of care? Although I'm still working as a front line emergency service worker, not being able to go to the gym, or ride my horse out has meant my greenhouse has had a spring clean! On my next days off I'm tackling the glass outside with a sponge and glass cleaner! lol can't wait 🤔
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Mark07 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:49 pm

Wow that’s quite the collection you have there! Looks fantastic :)
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by uzbeck » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:29 am

What about spiders and cobwebs, there must be more than a few in that space. My 8x8 greenhouse looks like something out of an Indiana Jones film. I normally ignore the spiders as they may well be beneficial although had to free an orange tip butterfly from the web this morning. I am a little more wary now, I think some false black widow spiders have moved in.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Tony R » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:56 am

All cobwebs removed and spiders safely relocated!
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by esp » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:02 am

Cactusgirl wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:20 am
I've also today moved my Haworthias and Aloes to the Gasteria shelf as my thinking is that they perhaps need the same kind of care?
Most Aloes will prefer plenty of sun. There are exceptions.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Cactusgirl » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:55 am

Thanks Ed. My Aloes are going back to top bench when I get home tonight!
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Ell -Lithops » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:37 pm

It looks amazing in your greenhouse. Thanks for sharing pics x
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