Steve Werzal Miller

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  1. That’s something I’ve been trying to figure out too. I’ve been closing the vents and door if winds are about 30. Mine hasn’t got toughened glass though. I have installed a fan to help with air movement if the door is closed but I leave it running 24/7.

    I’d be interested to see what others say though.


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  2. I’m picking up another greenhouse tomorrow. I’ve already got one but I plan to heat one of them. Only problem is my garden is quite small, as you can see in the picture, but I’m sure I can make this work somehow.

     

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    The picture was taken at 15:00 today so, as you can see, the area is lit fairly well. (The near side of the greenhouse is south facing by the way.) I was thinking of putting the new one next to the existing one and heating the one that is already there. I’m just a bit concerned that it will block too much light. Joining them isn’t really an option as the old greenhouse has angled sides and the new one has verticals sides. Other option is to turn the existing one but that’s a lot of work.

     

    Just wondering what everyone else would do?

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  3. I’m picking up another greenhouse tomorrow. I’ve already got one but I plan to heat one of them. Only problem is my garden is quite small, as you can see in the picture, but I’m sure I can make this work somehow.5ebfc1849da845458a42ba57095bcd94.heic

     

    The picture was taken at 15:00 today so, as you can see, the area is lit fairly well. (The near side of the greenhouse is south facing by the way.) I was thinking of putting the new one next to the existing one and heating the one that is already there. I’m just a bit concerned that it will block too much light. Joining them isn’t really an option as the old greenhouse has angled sides and the new one has verticals sides. Other option is to turn the existing one but that’s a lot of work.

     

    Just wondering what everyone else would do?

     

     

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  4. It's definitely better with another pair of hands but I remember when me and a mate put my first greenhouse together (aluminium in that case) it almost brought a 20 year friendship to an end!   All was well after a couple of beers though :cheers:


    It's not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. I had some help to dismantle it. This made building harder as I wasn't sure where it all went. Looks good now though.fce13d15b2e8e70a97bfcd7d738ebc30.jpg


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  5. It's definitely better with another pair of hands but I remember when me and a mate put my first greenhouse together (aluminium in that case) it almost brought a 20 year friendship to an end!   All was well after a couple of beers though :cheers:


    It's not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. I had some help to dismantle it. This made building harder as I wasn't sure where it all went. Looks good now though.fce13d15b2e8e70a97bfcd7d738ebc30.jpg


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  6. I'm planning to divide mine next week. I'll be using Irish peat moss and perlite.

    I'm quite new to this so I'm giving you information I was given only a few hours ago. I may translate slightly wrong but I'm sure someone will correct me if I do.

    You can take the new runners out but cut them about midway down, making sure you have roots. Plant them in 2:1 peat and perlite. Keep well watered, out of direct sun.

    It looks ready to re pot to me but someone may advise better.


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  7. Well, if I have to subscribe to photo bucket in order to view pictures then I'll make do without viewing them. People share plenty of pictures on here so I won't be giving photobucket a penny of my money...


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  8. This popped up in my feed at the right time. I'm getting my greenhouse on Sunday. (Got to dismantle and move it first) the base was in my garden already so that's one less job for me. Just got to clear all the rubbish away first. I'm gonna be bolting it down and cement it too. Then I'm planning to build a horse shoe shaped area next to it for purpurea


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  9. I started with other plants than CP; chinese roses and orchids. Usually I leave my chinese roses outside, but one time it rained a lot and I took them inside. The result: Lots and lots of annoying fungus gnats. So I started to look for a solution and found Drosera capensis. Once I got those, I got fascinated and got VFTs to get rid of bigger flies as well.
    The next year I got sarracenia's. I started to read everything I could on CPs to take good care of them and learn what else is out there. When I found Nepenthes, I was in love. These are my favourite cps. I started with the easier plants, and then over the years got more difficult ones.
    But I also don't have much space, so now I am trying to stick to what I have and not expand. But every year I buy 1 or 2 more plants just because I can't help it... I made a wishlist for myself, so I keep having something to look forward to and i don't buy too many new plants. I dont need every type of each species, I just stick to my favourites. It is addicting, isn't it?


    It is very addicting. I'm only a couple months in and my current pot count is at 33. I can't buy any more now until I get my greenhouse on Sunday. Unless I buy some that will live outside in Wales....... now there's a thought [emoji2]


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