Been building a new Cactus house

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Ahem - where's the orchid gone Zigs - have you evicted it?
     
  2. Tetters

    Tetters Young Pine

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    It's no good waiting for Santa mate - you have to get out there and make one. Greenhouses don't just materialise out of thin air :rolleyes: lots of different kinds of artists have greenhouses!!
     
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    Tetters Young Pine

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    Don't worry Eileen, it's safe, it stays indoors with the others, I don't really want it mixing with all those awful prickly things.
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    I was just mulling over the glazing options!
     



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    Tetters Young Pine

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    All of my greenhouses over the past 30 odd years have been on a similar design as Ziggy's cactus house. I have found that timber and tunnel polythene is very practical. Even if the polythene splits, it is easy to repair with tape as long as it's on a timber frame. The timber is also practical as you can fix into it far easier than metal. Making staging and shelf space is a doddle, and a second internal skin of bubble wrap (large bubble) makes a good two degrees difference in the winter.
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    Zigs, that is SO sweet! I used to dream of a Greenhouse where I could grow
    herbs and supply restaurants, thereby making a fortune! (Dreamer!)
    Now I am satisfied with gardening to feed the two of us and giving the surplus to our neighborhood.
     
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  7. Zigs

    Zigs Young Pine

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    How about stained glass?

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    Tetters said polythene would be quicker :D
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    I think I will use a translucent white. I know the catholics will be sad, but I do not mind being blinded by the white light. As long as it is not directed at me that is?
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    Stay away from the light Carol Anne :eek:

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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    How can a succulent not be in direct light? That is the most odd idea to me. Especially a paddle?
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    It was a quote from "Poltergeist" :D
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Oh Lord Hep' me! I am forgetting the movies of my childhood!
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    Been digging out some of Tetter's orchids :suspicious:

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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    I am suprised she grows the small ones!
     
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    Logan Hardy Maple

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    Why are you doing that Zigs?
     
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