One rainy day last week I took the time to tidy up the greenhouse down by the bottom of our garden. This is where most of our succulents live in the winter and with many of them out already acclimatising in the garden now is the perfect time to give it some spring cleaning.
|Their home needs cleaning!|
|Old bubblewrap had to go|
|Variegated Aloe arborescens and Aloe cryptopoda|
|Echeveria 'Compton Carousel'|
|Mangave 'Bloodspot' and Agave bracteosa|
|That staging badly needed some brushing!|
But before I remove them, the remaining succulents inside had to go out first. So out they went into the bottom patio until I've cleaned their abode, with the added benefit that the rains will not only hydrate them but will also give them a little wash.
|Variegated Agave leopoldii|
|Variegated Agave salmiana var. ferox|
|The compact growing Aeonium 'Poldark'|
|with a naughty resident!|
|Agave victoriae-reginae with cobwebs|
|What am I actually growing, Oxalis or an Agave ocahui??|
|Untangled, the beautiful Agave ocahui surfaces|
|Hanging down on the sides, it looks like a deliberate planting combination....almost...|
|I've given our conservatory a quick update by replacing the terracotta with more colourful glazed pots. Some of the more pristine/perfect looking agaves from the greenhouse now live here.|
I just need more nice new pots now!