Been building a new Cactus house

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Watch your back Zigs - Tetters may have a sharp object handy!! ;)
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    Can't let orchids stand in the way of real plants :D

     
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    I'm more worried about the blunt frying pan :eek:
     
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    Tetters Young Pine

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    There is just no way of keeping him under control.... he's just having a laugh, he's digging out the ginger to plant it in the tunnel. He will be turning that border into a desert to put those 'orrible spiky things in! They are not allowed in the house - that's where my orchids are (and air plants since that Droopy got me started ) :whistling:
     
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  5. Logan

    Logan Hardy Maple

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    I thought that they didn't look like orchids.
     
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    Tetters Young Pine

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    Well you are right on the button Logan :like:
     
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  7. Zigs

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    They don't now :D

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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    :smt005 Oh, dear, I had to laugh. How do you like your air plants so far?
     
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    Tetters Young Pine

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    Great! I even bought a ''posh'' sprayer for them, a small one of those pump up jobs. The wallpaper is getting a nice shower too. I have three dangly ones ( Tillandsia usneoides) and Zigs bought me one called butzii ..... to remember its name I tend to slap my backside and touch my spectacles - see what your idea has done now Droopers :confused:
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I treat my orchids same as my cactus. Seems only logical for the orchids and cactus to coexist :chuckle:
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    Be ok if they were forest cacti (Tetters has got one in her garden room) but desert cacti don't live in the same place as orchids :)

    Finished painting in the cactus house today, will take a big pic tomorrow :)

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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    I have two of the T. usneoides. I curl them carefully into a big water bowl for a few hours every three to four weeks and hang them in the shower cabinet to drip off before hanging them back up in the livingroom windows. I have a spray bottle but only use that for ironing, lol. Yes, I'm terribly ashamed that I gave you the idea to grow air plants. *slaps wrist* *laughs evilly in Norwegian*
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    Tee hee, picturing a Norwegian laugh :D

    As promised, a few pics of the Cactus House :)....

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    Been digging the new bed, taking out some of the soil and adding some grit and composted bark.

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    Looking good Zigs :like:
     
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    Good job! I now feel the need to build a good old-fashioned conservatory.
     
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