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hywel

By hywel

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It’s a bit long sorry lol …

Outside the French doors in the kitchen, there’s a little area covered with Perspex sheets.
On one side there’s a wall and an old toilet, but the other side was open to the elements,
and when the rain came from the north, it soaked right in to the little area, and then it took days to dry out.

So I had an idea to have the side glazed in, and now it remains quite dry :o)

The front, which faces down the garden, is still open, and I hope to have that glazed in next year, so that it isn’t so drafty when we sit there :-

Don’t notice the roll of carpet on the shed roof … I use it to cover the cold frames sometimes in the nights,
and then I shove it up there out of the way :o)

Here’s the view into the area from the kitchen …

From the outside :-

The little place faces west, so it gets the afternoon and evening sun.
In June and July it gets the sun right up until 9.15 in the night :o)

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I have lots of plants inside it :-

Here are some close ups of the plants that live inside the little covered area :-

Pachyphytum clavifolia :-

Plectranthus ciliatus:-

Iresine herbstii and Iresine lindenii :-

Petunia :-

Fuchsia – Our William :-

Fuchsia – Lottie Hobby :-

Fuchsia – Delta’s Song :-

A red Pelargonium :-

Echinocereus coccineus :-

2 tall cacti :-

Fuchsia – Tom West :-

Oxalis tetraphylla :-

Soleirolia soleirolii :-

Tumbling Tom tomatoes, that don’t tumble :-

In fact it hasn’t grown one centimetre since I bought it :o(

Fuchsia – Red Rain :-

Aspidistra :-

Polyscias balfouriana :-

Echeveria :-

Haworthia attenuata :-

Ferocactus histrix :-

Streptocarpella :-

Mammillaria celsiana :-

Sinocrassula yunnanensis :-

Sedum on a hook ….

Haworthia arachnoidea :-

A big Amaryllis flowering in July !
It hasn’t flowered for several years lol and now it does so in July !

That’s just a few of my plants in the little covered area outside the back door :o)

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Wonderful blog, so many amazing photos, love your newly glazed area and all the lovely plants inside it. As you know I'm a fan of succulents and yours look great. I really like the fuschia Tom West too, I had one of those but the vine weevils killed it this spring.

I've not seen amaryllis flowering in July before, I associate them with Christmas.

22 Jul, 2013

 

Wow that looks great Hywel and so many lovely plants to, the first haworthia's amazing!!!!! never seen anything like it, my first thought was an exotic sea urchin :-),.great blog really enjoyed it :-)

22 Jul, 2013

 

Great blog, Hywel! You have so much going on in your 'little covered area'. How nice to be able to sit in the sun till late in the evening. I am pestering OH to take down our unused shed in order to create such a thing as it occupies the same spot in our garden. I love all your bits and bobs too.
P.S. How did that zebra get in there?

22 Jul, 2013

 

Hywel that glazed area will be so beneficial to you looks lovely and you have the most amazing plants !! you must get a lot of pleasure tending them .

22 Jul, 2013

 

You have so many beautiful plants, especially the cactuses Hywel. Love that little area too...and the beautiful views beyond...

22 Jul, 2013

 

WOW!!!
Thats a really lovely view you have of hills/fields etc...
your idea worked very well!! nice to see all those plants :) although
Haworthia attenuata scared the life out of me!(no disrespect to your choice of plants intended) its quite a unusal plant ( ive never seen before :).

i most like Oxalis tetraphylla!! so because i did looked up about it and to my delight the leaves are edible (they taste like lemmon) but not to be eaten in small amounts.
also those tall cacti are very tall indeedy :).

i really enjoyed this blog very pleasing to look at all those plants, great! has given me some ideas.

thank you for sharing.

from jane.

22 Jul, 2013

 

Thats a really lovely area Hywel and your plants really thrive in there, as you say good for you to relax in, with views like that I don't blame you, I'm going green with envy here admiring your gorgeous Amarylis, I think mine has given up completely this year so I've promised myself a new one for the end of the year.....

22 Jul, 2013

 

Super blog Hywel, aren't you clever? I cannot believe your Amarylis is flowering now, how strange. Nature always comes up with surprises doesn't she? Loved you photos.

22 Jul, 2013

 

wow, wow and wow again! what a magnificent display of plants you have :-) and such lovely views from your conservatory.

22 Jul, 2013

 

Thats a great job Hywel and with those views beyond your lovely garden well worth doing.

22 Jul, 2013

 

ps . thats to be eaten in small amounts, :) oh`dear..

22 Jul, 2013

 

What a great improvement you've made Hywel. I bet your plants will love basking there in the heat.
What a great place too sit, especially as it's not all enclosed.

22 Jul, 2013

 

Great job Hywel now you have a very posh conservatory which is just right for your beautiful plants and to sit and admire that view, such a lovely blog.

22 Jul, 2013

 

A great place for you to sit and enjoy your beautiful views Hywel surrounded by all your lovely plants.

22 Jul, 2013

 

That's fantastic - you must be so pleased with it, and when the other side is glassed in you'll be able to use it to sit in a lot more.
Looking at what you've got in there anybody would think you were a plant lover, lol. You have some lovely things there. I used to have that haworthia but didn't know that's what it was, I thought it was an aloe. Wot no pussycat?

22 Jul, 2013

 

Super area Hywel and such lovely plants all doing so well :o)

22 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you all for your comments :o)
Sorry I can't answer each one individually, but I am pleased you all like my idea ...

Steragram, Bella is in the 5th photo - but only just. She never keeps still for me to take a pic lol.

22 Jul, 2013

 

Lovely blog Hywel, I really like your covered area as so it seem do your plants, wonderful!

I was interested in your non-tumbling tom.....

I bought my bush toms this year one is red robin and like your T tom has hardly grown an inch, Venus hasn't done much more although like you I have ripe toms, do you think the growers used a growth supressant on them because I have grown Venus before myself from seed and it was a much bigger plant?

23 Jul, 2013

 

Love what you have done Hywel and your plants are right up my street :) in fact im jealous :))))) Love your mirror (ive been looking for one) and your Macrame plant Hanger. they are wanting a lot of money on ebay for those. i should really try and make them, i have the instructions..

23 Jul, 2013

 

Great blog Hywell.Goodness,u have got a lot of plants!

23 Jul, 2013

 

Your new glazed area looks lovely Hywel, what a lovely place to hang out and so many wonderful plants within. The views down the garden and beyond are beautiful. I certainly would enjoy spending the majority of time outside enjoying those views.

23 Jul, 2013

 

Looks a great job Hywel, love the oxalis I have a soft spot for them just lately, great blog thanks for sharing.

23 Jul, 2013

 

It looks very attractive, Hywel. What a good idea to have it partly glazed. The plants are beautiful - what a lovely view from the kitchen. I'm sure you and Beryl will have lots of pleasant times sitting there.

23 Jul, 2013

 

Really like what you've done here Hywel, the little covered in place must be so handy to have and all your plants enjoying it's shelter and warmth....won't it be great in winter!

23 Jul, 2013

 

Love your blog, H. it's a wonder there is room for you both to sit in there with all those plants ( watch out for the spines)! I had a cat once that very carefully nipped all the spines off a cactus which was next to where it liked to sit. I was surprised that it did this. I like the Synocrassula y---- & I'm glad you have some Fuchsias too, as well as all the rest. What a lovely collection.

24 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks for reading my blog, and all your comments :o)

Feverfew I had a cat like that once as well. She used to snap the ends off the spines of the big Ferocactus shown in this blog. I moved it because I was afraid one would stab her in her eye.

Pam I've heard of suppressants being used on Mums to keep them small, so maybe they do the same with tomatoes ... ? There doesn't seem much point if it's going to stop them growing though :o(

Janey The little place will do nicely for over wintering some tender plants, and next spring I hope to have lots of bulbs growing there :o)

YDD The mirror and macramé things were in my mother's house many years ago, and she was going to throw them away, so I took them :o)

Thank you all ...

24 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

A good job well done Hywel much appreciated by yourself and plants , we have an elderly neighbour whose house is for sale because he can no longer manage his large garden it's become very overgrown , he hired a skip one of his large greenhouses was full of dead Cacti , we cleared it out for him ,one cacti looked very slightly alive I saved it and brought it home with me it's a tall furry one like your photo 18th up from bottom , how often will I neeed to water it please and will it be happy in a cold greenhouse in the winter ? thanks :o)) ☺

24 Jul, 2013

 

Supressing toms doesn't make much sense to me either Hywel!
I bought two others as well, chocolate cherry and 100s & 1000's
Thay have done the opposite and are sprawling all over the place and yet are supposed to be patio plants.....

24 Jul, 2013

 

It looks great and will make a big difference to you and to your plants.
You have done it so well and must be delighted with the result.
Your plants look really lovely and those tomatoes look delicious!

24 Jul, 2013

 

Hi Amy, the cactus is Cleistocactus strausii. It needs the same treatment as other cacti - a good soaking and then dry out before the next good soaking. It needs a cool dry winter and plenty of light in summer. I don't think it would survive in an unheated greenhouse in the winter. I keep mine in the conservatory.
I would repot it in gritty compost, because it sounds as if it needs some TLC.
It's easy to flower. They are like tubes. I put photos of mine recently. You said in your comment that it looked like a turkey :D

That's strange about your tomatoes Pam ...

Thank you Wildrose :o)

Thank you all for your comments ...

24 Jul, 2013

 

amazing wish i could do something like that

24 Jul, 2013

 

Beautiful Hywel. I love your jumble of different pots. So pretty.

24 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Hywel I remember that photo and was hoping my saved one was the same , thanks also for the info I'll bring it in in the winter ... how on earth do you repot it ? it's so prickly like needles only worse ! :o(

24 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you all for your comments :o)

Dave I didn't do it myself ... I had a glazier to do it :o)

Thank you Cosmosjane :o)

Amy when you repot it, it's a good idea to wrap it in some layers of newspaper, and do it slowly and carefully.
Alternatively maybe you could just scrape the top compost away and refill with fresh. That might be easier.

24 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I might scrape away and refresh Hywel at least until I know for sure that it's alive and well ... and then repot properly with some chain mail gloves LOL .. have you had any nasty painful accidents ?

24 Jul, 2013

 

No, I've never had any cuts etc from a cactus. I handle them very carefully and slowly. They can prick you sometimes, but that's all. I think maybe I've got tough hands lol ...
Roses are worse than cacti. Only yesterday I had a nasty cut from one I was pruning. The thorn stuck in my arm and caused it to bleed. I've never had that from a cactus.

25 Jul, 2013

 

Hywel your plants are magnificent.

25 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Roses are lethal we are always getting scratched/torn on them I hope you have a dab with savlon or similar on your scratches to ward off infections !

25 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you Linda :o)

Amy I usually just curse the roses lol I should put something on the cut really.

25 Jul, 2013

 

I love your tall cacti,they are amazing.

26 Jul, 2013

 

Good idea Hywel, it will be better for you and your plants and all your cacti.... you have lots of great plants in there...:))

26 Jul, 2013

 

Thank you both :o)

26 Jul, 2013

 

Lovely closed in space there, Hywel! I love your assortment of different plants & pots! You & I would get on great together!

I, too, have an Amaryllis in flower during July/August! It's down on the allotment, in the greenhouse. The first flower started to open on 26th July!

5 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you.
I've seen your Amaryllis in your blog. The stem looks very tall :o)

6 Aug, 2013

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