To turn your clocks back? Remember 'Spring forward, Fall back'!! I did!!!
I have had a very enjoyable week with my daughters both home from 'uni' and college!
In between spending time with them I have been bubblewrapping the greenhouse which is looking good, it actually looks like a proper greenhouse! Quite professional I think!!
This is the big greenhouse, I expect most people think its quite empty, but this is my first year and I'm quite worried about packing the plants in, I'm not sure how infections/infestations will occur, thats of course 'IF' they occur, and how effective my heating will be.
in here I have amongst all my brugmansias, my variagated Brugmansia, it is the only one I have not cut back as it is in bud and I want to see what colour the flowers will be, fingers crossed.
I do currently have a problem already in here and its only October!!!!! Condensation, lots and lots of it all running down the inside of the bubble wrap? This puzzles me as I have never experienced this problem in my small greenhouse before and thats been up and running and full to the brim for the last 3 winters!!! I have my Ensete Maurelii in here which needs to have its trunk area kept dry becuase if it freezes it will die, which happened to one of my nanas last year! But the condensation keeps dripping on the leaves and rolling down to fill up the trunk again, so I really have to solve this somehow?
This is the small greenhouse..............
As you can see the Sanguinea is still flowering its little heart out
I have my various 'nanas' in here as I know how the heating works, I'm a bit concerned with one of the leaves and hope its not serious and just probably the cooler time of year, so will cut it off later today!
My baby 'Rex' looking good!
and these are my date palms, remember from the 'Great Pip Challenge'!
Outside my Tree Ferns are still coming along well
haven't been hit by any frosts ........................... yet!!!!
my bananas are still growing away sending up new leaves I still think it is too early to wrap them up but will start preparing during this week so I can wrap quickly, if necessary!
This is my 'plantation' at the top of the garden
and this is my lone one with tiny babies at the bottom.
and to finish for today, remember I dug up the caster oil plant on the patio to make way for the huge water butt? Well its survived after all the beating, digging and chopping that it got its come through
and its flowering too!!!!
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