State Of The Greenhouses At The Beginning Of The Growing Season

At this time of year (after a Winter of neglect!) the greenhouses look a bit worse for wear.  Ideally I would start potting now – i.e. at the end of March – but often don’t start until the middle of May which is really too late. Crassulaceae get potted every year but the cacti and mesembs get potted every two years and other groups such as the haworthias even less often.  Conventional plants, of which I have very few, are potted annually.  I used to do a lot of specialist seed raising every year but because of time restraints do hardy any now.  I used to do the sowing from January onwards in an airing cupboard (which we no longer have) before the potting/repotting of the main collections started.

The cacti/mesemb house

The cacti/mesemb house

The Crassulaceae house

The Crassulaceae house

The mixed house

The mixed house

The small lean-to

The small lean-to

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2 thoughts on “State Of The Greenhouses At The Beginning Of The Growing Season

    • Thank you very much. The plants actually look better after potting. I used to have a large collection of succulents (in those days with labels!) but they have dwindled away because I did not have the time to look after them because of pressure of work. I am determined to build them up again over the next few years – all being well.

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