My greenhouses are "refreshed"

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My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Tony R » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:24 pm

The lockdown because of Covid-19 has meant I have spent more time with my plants in mid-March to mid-April than I can remember for more than a decade.

Every plant (except the few planted in the centre bed) has been outside, watered from underneath and on top, inspected and returned to its home. Some plants were discarded. some mealy bugs still need to be dealt with, about two thousand plants need repotting this season, but I feel great progress has been made!

Here are a few general shots of the greenhouses .....
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The centre bed which used to house my large Opuntia robusta is now planted with oreocereus, cleistocactus and espostoa
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Some small adromischus and gasterias
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Most of the gasterias are hiding under the benches; here are a couple of my favourite G. rawlinsonii.
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One side of the 'Propagation House'
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The 'Sales House' with plants waiting to find new homes once I can attend events and talks in the future (cacti on top, other succulents underneath)
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Flayzerflay » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Looking in top shape, everything ready for a few mm of growth. :cac3:
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by juster » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:44 pm

Everything looks brilliant Tony, I just don't know how you keep it all going, well done! I look forward to buying some of those sale plants sometime. I think that one of the few advantages of the present situation is the chance to catch up with our plants and some much needed repotting, I've done a mere 30 :roll:
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by edds » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Looking good Tony. It's nice feeling like you're on top of some gardening bits that normally never get completed.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Cactusgirl » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:30 pm

What a fabulous greenhouse and great plants! Can I ask are Gasteria best kept out of full sun? If so I will put mine on the lower tier of the staging. thanks
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Tina » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:24 pm

Looks so organised and clean, did it look messy to start with :grin:.
Mine never look this organised its very impressive (tu)
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by el48tel » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:28 pm

My GH is tiny but needs a little TLC - does Tony do home visits as an "essential"?
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Brian » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:06 pm

Very impressive, but I thought it would be, Tony. A great set up to be proud of.

Most concerned at the lack of gasterias but I gather they are tucked away low down, shy as they are.

I’m the same as you (in my micro set up), never spent so much time tidying and repotting this time of the year. Problem now is that I’ve run out of compost & I’m not sure where to source any at the moment.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by rodsmith » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:26 am

Cactusgirl wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:30 pm
What a fabulous greenhouse and great plants! Can I ask are Gasteria best kept out of full sun? If so I will put mine on the lower tier of the staging. thanks
Gasterias do best out of full sun. Sun early or late in the day is ok or 100% shade.
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Re: My greenhouses are "refreshed"

Post by Cactusgirl » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:08 am

That's great thanks Rod I now know that mine are in the best place in the lower tier
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