Roof top Amaryllis Garden

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Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 30th, 2013, 11:37 am

I have planted most of my selection in pots and have decided to put them on the roof. I plan to put a green net during the hot period.
I will have to bring down the best ones when in bloom, for display.

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 30th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Sir i think the cemented roof top will get very hot in summers, besides Green Top, Few inches or soil/insulation of some sort can be used to keep the pots cool.

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Izhar » January 30th, 2013, 5:38 pm

I have grown many plants on rooftop in small pots... none of them showed any damage from sun during summers... but there is a difference between Karachi and Lahore climate...

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 30th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Highs of 45-48 Charlie.......low humidity, no ocean breeze, no coastal clouds...........

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 30th, 2013, 6:42 pm

I have two friends growing amaryllis on roof for the last many years without even a green net. I hope mine will do well.

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Syed Adnan » September 22nd, 2013, 4:34 pm

Any update on this post Brig. Sb. ? Are your Amaryllis Healthy after Summer?

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 23rd, 2013, 9:22 am

Adnan they survived summer heat, neglect during my two month absence and Monsoon rains. the mortality was only 2%.
As today
From South

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Mustansir Billah » September 23rd, 2013, 9:51 am

Looking Amazing. They just survived Now I am too thinking of shifting container on roof.

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » September 23rd, 2013, 9:51 am

MASHAHALLAH they are healthy and will give a beautiful display in spring... :mrgreen: good luck brig sb.

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Re: Roof top Amaryllis Garden

Post by ka_khan » September 23rd, 2013, 10:09 am

Very good Arif Sahib.Once in Bloom,the site will be amazing.Dont forget to add pics.It seems you have added the green top.

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