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#1 James O'Neill

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 20:21 PM

Back in July we had a greenhouse constructed in our garden. Only just this week have we finished the interior - staging etc.
I have only been able to claim slightly more than half the ghouse as my parents have plenty of plants, mostly orchids + veggies, to grow for themselves. However, I still have plenty of space to exapnd my collection!
The ghouse has really been a life-saver for the plants over the winter - no losses, and a good early start to the year, with plenty of pitchers, traps and flowers well on their way.
The temperatures have soared recently, and the greenhouse is taking full opportunity of it, getting to the high 20s during the day.
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Finished greenhouse by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Finished greenhouse by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Finished greenhouse by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Finished greenhouse by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Utricularias by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Sarracenia flava flower + pitchers by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

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Drosophyllum lusitanicum by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr
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Nepenthes maxima by JimbO'Neill, on Flickr

#2 TheInactiveMoth

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

Lucky man!! Nice greenhouse, and I hope it continues to do well for your plants! :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

fantastic, enjoy!
greehouses really do bring plants along much earlier

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Looks good Jim. Full by the end of the year, do you reckon? :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 14:12 PM

James, you officially have my envy!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 16:11 PM

Very nice,James.
As Stephen says,enjoy them.You will really see a difference to growing outdoors.Some plants you wont even recognise when they get going properly.

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#7 James O'Neill

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 16:21 PM

Thanks, I certainly will enjoy them and I very much look forward to peak season. They started to grow a month and a half earlier than they did when they were outside last year.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 20:09 PM

Very nice James, a great looking greenhouse. I see a larger CP collection featuring in your future. :Laie_98:

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#9 Miloslav Macháček

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 22:23 PM

Nice greenhouse :smile: for me it has just the right size... and of course i admire your U.humboldtii :smile:

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:46 AM

Very nice James, plants are looking good! But I can't see your parents orchids...Posted Image

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

How much did you pay for that greenhouse? I've saw one on ebay for 350 :]

I like your sarracenia collection! :D

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 13:21 PM

Great job!

#13 James O'Neill

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 21:53 PM

Nadja, they are in there, I just kept them out of the shot :wink: Just things like disas, phalaenopsis, pleione.

I'm not sure how much it cost - dad knows all the figures, but I do know that it is good quality!

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 17:34 PM

AWESOME! I'm SO jealous. I want a greenhouse so bad. I could live in one. Maybe someday.

#15 Ian Salter

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 21:54 PM

AWESOME! I'm SO jealous. I want a greenhouse so bad. I could live in one. Maybe someday.


Until the fall and then you'd want to go back and live in the house.