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Claiming a corner of the tunnel for my succulents...

sandra

By sandra

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Today the weather could not make up it’s mind what to do , so I moved into the tunnel for the day. The beds have always been full of veg in the summer but I decided to give my succulents an experimental bed to see what will like it there.
but first came the double digging to clear the bind weed that comes in from outside. Then I added grit to the soil for drainage.

I soon warmed up once i started.. Once the hard bit was out of the way I planted one of each of my aeoniums and then added lots of different succulents to creep along the soil. Then I added a layer of sand topped with a layer of crushed shell.

I need it to be a bit bigger now as I have found more plants I want to add. But that will have to wait as the tomatoes and pepper are still fruiting..

Thanks for reading
:-)

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You have been busy Sandra, I like the way the layers came off, coincidentally I've been looking through your blogs today checking back for tips on getting my collection through the coming months, nothing like yours but I'd like to hang onto them if I can, I hope they do well for you, I will be watching with interest........

9 Oct, 2014

 

me too..not sure which ones will appreciate my hard work..lol

9 Oct, 2014

 

I really like how the succulent project came out. It would only look better as time goes on.

10 Oct, 2014

 

Looks very nice Sandra.

10 Oct, 2014

 

That is looking great,Sandra..I hope they do well for you in your cosy corner..I find digging so satisfying,especially when you stand back and see the results,not to mention keeping you warm .It was no coat day here yesterday afternoon,so I got stuck in too :o) .

10 Oct, 2014

 

ah the dreaded bindweed! you have my condolences. I too get it coming from next door. satisfying getting loads of it out though.
the new area looks lovely. the plants look healthy too.

10 Oct, 2014

 

hard work but well worth it looking at the end results. I too was out digging in the sunshine yesterday, beautiful weather to do some tidying up in the borders. :O)

10 Oct, 2014

 

A lot of hard work but looks really good.

10 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you....seems a lot of us have been enjoying the cooler weather and getting on with some digging...more deranged showers here today so i am off to the tunnel again...have a nice day..:-)

10 Oct, 2014

 

They look naturalised now :) I hope the winter is kind to them.

10 Oct, 2014

 

Well done,they look very happy there, will. they require any heating if the temps drop over the winter?

10 Oct, 2014

 

I think so too Hywel...thats why I wanted to do it....
no heat for these babies...Dd....too expensive... but I will have fleece at the ready.
it's a bit of an experiment. I have put at least 30 varieties in so we shall see.
I made it bigger today...:-)

10 Oct, 2014

 

They certainly do look at home in their new corner - here's hoping you got all the bindweed out! It must be lovely to have a olytunnel to retire into in bad weather - how does it stand up to all the strong winds you must have there? I daren't have a greenhouse here as next door lost theirs and I thought a tunnel would be more vulnerable than a glasshouse?

11 Oct, 2014

 

I hope so too Stera...we had a greenhouse but it blew away....poly-tunnels are much more able to cope with the wind if they are put up correctly...it did get a little hairy last winter when we had gales of 97.3 mph...running repairs with a lot of poly-tunnel tape. but its worth it on cold or windy days.:-)

11 Oct, 2014

 

How are these doing now, Sandra ?

6 Nov, 2014

 

they are settling in nicely thanks Terra. It will all depend on what sort of winter we have. But i will protect them with fleece when the frosts come. Love your new bit of garden too.

6 Nov, 2014

 

Thanks for the update, Sandra.
If you put fleece over for too long, do they suffer from lack of light ?

I'm pleased you like my front garden makeover...
Thank you :o)

6 Nov, 2014

 

I will put the fleece on each night Terra..as you say they need the light. most winter we are lucky and only get a few frosts. but i have learn't to be ready and waiting...lets hope its a mild one...;-)

6 Nov, 2014

 

Thanks. Let's hope the fleece isn't needed too often. :o)

6 Nov, 2014

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