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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Lyn » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:41 am

Peter, your greenhouse is really incredible :shock: , so many beautiful plants.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Thord » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:41 pm

Absolutely marvellous! For my part I don´t dare to water with a hose.I have maybe half the amount of plants that you have(envious)but it takes about four hours to water them all individually... You say that you don´t heat the greenhouse normally Peter,what is your normal temperature during winter?
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Peter » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:40 am

Hi Thord, the greenhouse works at 3 - 5°C. The heaters only rarely operate, just when it's extremely cold outside. As mentioned previously, the only bit of bubble insulation only covers about half of the roof and that is only there to help prevent the Copiapoas from scorching.

I've always used a hose to water (and feed using a hose end feeder). I don't have the patience to water individually and cannot imagine me going from pot to pot and continually having to fill a watering can. I think that life's to short to do that every week or two in the season and my plants seem to grow OK.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Peter » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:27 pm

My greenhouse has turned into a whitehouse. The snow is now some 300mm thick and the temperature in my garden here in North Shropshire was minus 19°C during Tuesday night.

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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Patricia-CR » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:44 pm

Brrrrr! Way cold, but gorgeous picture.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Aiko » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:21 pm

Wow, nice big greenhouse.
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:11 am

This is my kinda greenhouse!! Could use a few more Opuntia, but those Copiapoa make up for it :mrgreen:
Incredible collection, Peter!
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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby mjhealy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:19 pm

Wow, amazing collection!

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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Julie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:14 pm

Not many plants then Peter!!!! :shock:

No wonder the offspring ran off and poor old Mrs. T needed her booze.

A greenhouse that size with all those plants and not an obesa in sight, the world is going mad! Where will it all end.

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Re: Peter's Tour

Postby Chris in Leeds » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:59 pm

I have just looked at your pictures again nice collection
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