You will remember my lovely huge propagater and beautiful growing light,
well, I have had problems with the plugs, they are quite odd shaped and did not like my sockets,
so I have done something all electricians will be telling me I shouldn't, I have plugged them into an extension!
I can assure everyone that I wish to be alive on the opening of my garden and that these cables are well out of the way of any water!
As you can see I have also put a time switch on the light plug. This has made switching on and off alot easier as I didn't have to remember when to do it. Initially I did wonder how long I should put the light on for. On the box it said 18 hours a day. But which 18 hours do you use? I plumped for 4pm to 10am, why? I have no idea it just seemed a good idea at the time. My daughter made me laugh when she said, don't the plants need to sleep? My answer 'I have no idea' lol! Do they?
Well it has worked I planted a load of Coleus seed and Nicotiana on 8th and they are all through.
Top 2 Nicotiana 'Only the Lonely' and 'Variegatum'
Bog standard Bedding Coleus. I shall use this to fill gaps.
Basjoo, still upright and still firm. Not frozen firm if you see what I mean. Fingers crossed.
Fatsia, been hit by the frost, always looks bad but usually springs back quite quickly.
Inside the house I have one or two plants (wish I had a conservatory)
Lots on the trolley, 2 Bird of Paradise in front, one sending out a new leaf! I am sure they should be bigger?
My Cycas Revoluta I won off Ebay and some baby Alocasia's.
My big Alocasia, which flowered late last year and a couple of weeks ago was looking decidedly ill. So I moved it to where it is now, right by the radiator and it is looking so much greener and healthier.
an assortment of plants, including on the left another Strelitzia.
My Bougainvillea, is flowering, quite how I got it to do this I have no idea, neglect and watering, it really should be potted up.
Orchids, my daughter and I have a few of these. We each grow some and there is a bit of a challenge going on between us as to how many we can get to flower. She currently is better at it than me grrrrr!