Sunday, July 5

Peep into our jungle

I thought it was time for you to pay another visit to our garden greenhouse.

If you take a peep from the doorway you can't fail to notice that things look very different.

We can't stay inside for too long as it is pretty warm in here and at one point when filming the video, the camera lens started to steam over.

On the shelf just inside we have:
Moving along the staging down the side will be filled with aubergines and sweet peppers once the plants have been potted into their final sized pots - like the black one in the photo.
If you look back at my first photo you will see that in front of these are some large potted bush and trailing tomato plants.

Towards the back corner are our three stone fruit trees in front of which is a pot containing our leftover mini cucumber plants. We have already eaten the two apricots and are now keeping fingers crossed that the peaches and nectarines mature.
The truss of tomatoes above on the left are on Martyn's experimental plants.

Behind the fruit trees I am training an ipomea - Grandpa Ott. There are actually two plants here but I'm not sure what to do with the other; a third plants is being trained up a frame in the summerhouse.
On the bench at the end there are some lettuce seedlings and some potted basil but soon this area will also house the repotted sweet peppers and aubergines.

Looking back toward the door on the left are mainly tomato plants in grow bags.
Also planted in the grow bags by the window are some mini cucumbers and shaded between the tomato plants are trays of seeds.
Looking upwards the grapevine provides some natural shading.
The vine is making a usual bid for freedom and heading out through one of the louvres.
Finally just inside the door are the figs and osteospernums.
For those of you that like to see a video The following was filmed in a very hot greenhouse so excuse the rushed effect.

The video lasts 3:20 

25 comments:

  1. How beautiful !! Great place for warmth-loving plants !!
    Happy Sunday !!

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  2. Fabulous! And you have a jacaranda - my favourite tree in Tenerife!

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    1. We have, Belinda but it is only little. Last year we chopped the top off and it reshooted this year,

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  3. I'm very impressed by your greenhouse!

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  4. It's all looking very green in there now. I think the video gives you more of an idea of what's going on than the photos do so it's good that you show both. The peaches on my little peach tree don't seem to be growing at the moment but I think I remember them being the same last year so I'm not worrying yet. I can't remember if you've mentioned having ripe figs from your trees before, have you? Isn't Grandpa Ott a beautiful colour?

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    1. We have had ripe figs before, Jo, just a few. We saw some Grandpa Ott for sale in a garden centre yesterday at £9 each! They were £2.15 for 30 seeds. We have some left so we can see whether they are still viable next year.

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  5. What a very productive space you have there - I just have tomatoes and cucumbers in mine now - everything else has been put outside.

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    1. At least the peach and nectarine haven't had peach leaf curl this year, Elaine.

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  6. I can imagine how hot it is in there, mine is the same! How wonderful everything looks, I could spend my days examining people's greenhouses, the vine is fantastic, and great that it provides shade too! I only have a few plants and tomatoes and peppers left in mine,the toms take all the room!xxx

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    1. It definitely gets steamy in there, Dina.

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  7. It's looking absolutely fantastic in there, so green and luxuriant. I bet it's hot though! I trimmed some grape vines back today, they grow so fast don't they. Do you train your cucumbers up stakes? My job for tomorrow is to stake the ones at the allotment, but I imagine it doesn't matter as much inside. If I don't stake mine, the slugs slither along and eat them. Love the video, especially all the birdsong in the background. Is the mesh to stop the birds getting in?

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    1. The mesh is to keep the birds out CJ we have to net the roof openings too.

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  8. Everything looks so wonderfully lush in your greenhouse - reminds me of the tropics (and I'll bet it probably feels like it!)

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    1. When the sun is on it, it is tropical, Margaret.

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  9. Oh wow. The triffids have taken over! But what a show and fabulous use of the space.

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    1. Just hoping that the triffids bear fruit, Jessica

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  10. What an incredible spot! I imagine it smells just heavenly in there!

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    1. When the lily flowers it will, Sue

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  11. I hope that you had a long cool drink when you emerged Sue. Your greenhouse looks like a living jungle full of all sorts of goodies. I'm coveting your morning glories. I forgot to sow any this year.

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    1. We grew Heavenly Blue last year, Anna and became fans.

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  12. Your greenhouse is becoming a jungle.

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    1. You certainly have to squeeze through the plants now Daphne,

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  13. It's an exciting time of the year isn't it, all those plants getting ready to feed you! I also get a bit anxious thinking about all the time needed for harvesting. Hey it looks like one of those toms is starting to ripen, ooh!

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