What's going on in the Greenhouse

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    I have started potting up wave Petunia seedlings. I have a few flats done but that doesn't really make much of a dent in the boring job. My Amaryllis bulbs are starting to but up their flower stalks. And my Castor bean seeds are sprouting. P1040185.JPG P1040182.JPG P1040183.JPG
     
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    johnny: you've been working hard.. I'm ashamed to say that my petunia seedlings are much smaller than yours.. :mad:

    I can see 2 new stems in your amaryllises. I have 4 or 5 flower stems in my newly bought amaryllises. Can't wait to show them here.
     
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    You put me to shame Johnny :) looking fab (y):)
     
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    Agree! BM. Going to watch a video about air layering. Tedious, but I must do it.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Well, not exactly a gh, but the builder said, "I bet as soon as this lean to is finished, you will turn it into a greenhouse!"

    Well, he's not wrong.

    Got this shelf for free. Had to take it apart next to a busy road..
    Got some cacti at the top, Some Galia melon sprouting, some agapanthus, and some lobelias
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    My dahlias - I thought I bought too many until someone said 66 were delivered.. SIXTY-SIX???
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    This one is at the brightest and hottest corner of the whole lean to

    Perennial lobelias at the top, lilies, water melon and salad leaves.. inspiration from Logan!

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    This one is full of streptocarpuses
     
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    Alp,
    Your lean to looks great, healthy plants, tidy and clean. I definitely need to work at tidy and clean.
     
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    johnny: I should have uploaded some before and after photos.. :eek::mad::p!

    People would say - which slob lives here! LOL!
     
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    johnny: There is a bloomer competition which you might win.. LOL! :eek::D:p

    Sunflowers... Would you like to join .?
     
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    If I didn't have squirrels around I would join. I quit buying sunflower seeds because once the heads are full of seeds the beggars rip them to shreds. Also I just let a few select sunflowers grow up where the birds have dropped them, so I don't know what kind of flower they are but bird seed. lol
     
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    Haha! You can just use your bird seeds. After all, I had one self-seeded last year and stupidly, I said to myself, "What a lovely rudbeckia!"

    When it seeded, I was very red in the face! Or was it Rudbeckia??
     
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    lol
     
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    My salad leaves are doing very well
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    But Logan has already had her first helping.. Should have started earlier! IMGA0024.JPG
    Dahlias are a delight to sow, with a polystyrene tray and some heat and light in the "greenhouse", they shot up in no time. Immediate gratification more or less.. unlike Cannas!

    I scaled these a month ago and look what I have got.. but these are Asiatic lilies. The double lilies haven't been doing half as well and they are what I want, more than these..
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    Alp, looking good there. May long weekend is when I'll direct sow some veggie seeds. Carrots, beets, spring onion and snow peas for my giant snails in my fish tanks.

    Got a few more flats of petunias done yesterday. This morning I focused on Cannas, and Dahlias.

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    johnny: Looking at yours, I realise that I have too mean! My seedlings are like pinheads.. Whilst yours are like miniature plants. I have one canna about 3 inches tall. The rest of the seeds are hovering between life and death! LOL! Keep up the good work.
     
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    The GH is filling up. More Petunia seedlings to do today. I'll have to work around my big pots of cannas and dahlias, to cold out and it just started to snow. Tomato seedlings are ready to be potted up but they will remain in the house until this cold spell is over with.
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    LOL! @johnny canoe I like your staking system:LOL::ROFLMAO::p:D .. I am surprised you didn't line the green house with bubble wrap - it's like burning money... How annoying that you suddenly have a cold snap.. I will be in tears if it snows here as I have just put all the dahlias out and it has been a very hot and humid day. I went around all the shops feeling very ill and only recovered at about 4pm..

    I keep knocking the tray over .. and now with all the dahlias out, I have room to walk in. Tomorrow, I will sow petunia as well. I love our pirouettes
     
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    Hi Alp, the problem with wrapping is this would have to be done daily and through out the day. As soon as the sun hits the house in the morning it will heat up past 40C. Only one heater is running at the moment and it kicks off and on as needed. Even in the middle of winter on a -20 day the GH heats up to well above freezing if it's sunny out. But I don't start using the GH until March and only for a couple months. Mostly the heaters aren't needed until night.
     
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    I'm glad you're feeling better Alp. Take it easy.
     
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    Corr! Can't imagine all the travail all the plant lovers have to put up with all over the world. That's the horror of a greenhouse.. If I really had one, all my seedlings might be toasted.. LOL!

    Thank you, after a bit of a rest, all has been restored, especially when I had to fashion a meal with Jacket potatoes with about 10 ingredients.. Couldn't really get it done feeling sick.. LOL!
     
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