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End of February Greenhouse

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I’m right in the thick of propagating from seed now. I have some seed germinated and seedlings potted on already, some just germinating in the propagator and some just on the top ledge, and some waiting to go in the propagator. It goes on like this now through the spring and hopefully I shall have plenty of veg. and annuals for this year, and some perennials for next year. Then in late summer I shall start more seed off for next year.

Here is the cold frame with its cuttings of Salvia tricolor which I took last autumn. They did have white fly which I had to spray, but they are doing ok. Also in there I have Sedum cutting ‘Coca-Cola’ for Siris and some Aquilegia seedlings which I grew last autumn from my own plant seed (double dark red form). Most of these will go in to Rachel’s garden along with the remainder of the cuttings of the evergreen wallflower ‘Fragrant Star’ which I took from a plant that Brian sent me and is doing beautifully in the garden. I think it will be in flower again soon and it went on flowering right up until January this year! Top right is one of two Lobelia tupa young plants which I grew from seed that Keith kindly sent me last year. The other one is about four times this size and won’t fit in the cold frame.

Eryngium ’Walburton’s Fragrant Star’ An excellent evergreen flowering plant.

These are also for Rachel..lupin Pink Fairy. She loves lupins and these are pretty. Pale pink and white, but only annual I think.

Borage seedlings, blue and white.

Cerinthe and Irish Chrysographes seedlings. The Iris are from seed collected in the autumn. I’ll hopefully be offering these plants later in the year, so if anyone longs for the lovely black Iris…hang on!

These lovelies have been flowering all winter for me. This one is nearly over now, but the other one had its flowering stem removed before Christmas and is now starting to flower again.

Peas for eating with sweet peas behind

The propagator and queue for germination on the potting table. I keep this table outside in the summer and use it for serving table at my BBQ…lol…we had ONE bbq last summer.

One of the scented leaved pelargoniums which have flowered a little all winter.

Two plants that will be going outdoors later on. Trachelospermum jasminoides Variegatum and Fatsia japoncia ’Spider’s Web’. I don’t think the Fatsia has really benefitted from being indoors. The one that’s been outside all winter is looking better than it.

Heuchera ‘Peppermint’ cuttings taken last autumn are beginning to grow. This one dosn’t overwinter very well outdoors for me. It’s one of the ‘Little Cutie’ series and has silver overlay on the foliage and bright pink flowers on short stems. Definitely worth taking cuttings as the one that’s outside is looking poor.

And last but not least the Desert Mallow which has been evergreen in the greenhouse, so I’m glad I put it in there. I’ve just cut this back a bit as its starting to grow again now.

Well, that’s about it for now…keep germinating! :)

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Bet it has been lovely in there this weekend...love seeing the seeds starting to pop up..😊

28 Feb, 2016

 

It really has been a lovely weekend Sandra, thanks. :)

28 Feb, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

You are a busy girl .
you are right to take the fragrant star cutting they sometimes die back after two years same as Bowles mauve does

28 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks Brian. I gave the best one to a friend, but I've already planted half a dozen in the border. They are very easy to root. :)

29 Feb, 2016

 

That must be a massive greenhouse. The cuttings look like little starfish in pots, tried to spot Coca-Cola, with no success, think the Aquilegia are more obvious. My Sedum 'Dragon' is sprouting not from the cutting stem, but around the pot side. Are you going to keep your Trachelospermum jas. var. outside? might be on the tender side for you. Mine turns a super shade of red variegation in winter, outside.
Thanks to Bjs, for the thought to take cuttings of my new Bowles Mauve.

29 Feb, 2016

 

somebody else with a chair in their greenhouse! have a small round table as well so that i may wine and dine in comfort.
i like the staging, am ordering some new from 2 wests tomorrow. well it is payday.

29 Feb, 2016

 

Lol Maisiesdad! I too have a round table..but it is crammed full of overwintering plants at the moment so there'll be no wining and dining in there!

Siris its in the middle with white label..but the growth is all just below the surface! The Greenhouse is 10x8 feet...not massive, but a good size!

29 Feb, 2016

 

My word you have been very busy K....all looking good...you wont be short of fresh produce this year will you?
Noticed today one very healthy Borage plant, I am hoping it is the white one, only time will tell, will have to cover it with a pot, otherwise the fencers might trample it, when they start the next project....will soon be time to dose the Heucheras we have in pots, it is coming up to vw time!!

29 Feb, 2016

 

Good thinking!

29 Feb, 2016

 

Thought it might be, same as Dragon which has emerged around the edges of the pot, must have extended it's root somewhat.

1 Mar, 2016

 

It all looks good Karen so much going on, not doing much in mine yet, too cold, no electric up there so no heater. Soon be time though to get cracking as it is supposedly going to warm up soon. Although we have cold and snow forecast for this week. :O(

1 Mar, 2016

 

Yes, snow here too...but not to lie.

1 Mar, 2016

 

Hopefully!

1 Mar, 2016

 

Looking good Karen. I am trying to work out sowing seeds round our Australian trip. Most will have to wait as I can't look after them. It is so cold!

1 Mar, 2016

 

I feel as if I am in there with you, so much going on and doing well. When the cold wind is blowing outside ( like it is today) it is the very best place to be!

2 Mar, 2016

 

Thanks Linda and Chris. It certainly is flipping cold today. I was out walking Molly in a blizzard. We both got soakedand very cold. pOor Molly actually cried when I put her back in her bed. She sat there shivering. You wouldnt believe she was right beside a radiator!

2 Mar, 2016

 

Looks really good, Karen - very promising!

3 Mar, 2016

 

Thanks Melchi. Have been in there pricking out today :)

3 Mar, 2016

 

All looking good Karen i've also been doing the same but slowley running out of room ...

7 Mar, 2016

 

Im officially full now Stripes. Chocca.

7 Mar, 2016

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