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  1. You can look on simply control or two wests and elliot, both of them i think do day/night thermostats.
  2. manders

    Anyone guess what these are?

    Dad carrying tads this morning..
  3. Depends how big the greenhouse is but for largish one you could consider a heat pump (air conditioner). Very efficient and very reliable (with the possibility of controlling from the internet. Before that i used two 10£ heaters with biogreen thermostats, two are far more reliable than one (even 1 expensive one). Forget kerosine, not reliable and expensive. LPG heaters are used by some, not cheap and you need ventilation... Some run the central heating system down to the greenhouse, cheap to run but not really allowed by building regs.
  4. Saw a couple at a show once, passing a cp stand the guy said oh look i really like those, his wife/gf said ‘cant stand those things’ and he got dragged reluctantly away. Poor sod i thought, time for a new wife, lol.
  5. manders

    Alternative water source

    It should be the same as distilled water, never tried it but should be ok.
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    Terrarium Running Costs

    Cost in my case is mostly lighting. If you assume about 60W of lighting for a 2-3ft terrarium, its basically 60W x 10 hours x 365 days / 1000 Wh/kWh x 0.15£. Or about 32£ per year. thats in the house, no additional heating, good for orchids, ferns, lowland nepenthes etc...
  7. The only common cp ive found struggles in high temperatures is D. aliceae.
  8. I lost some UK droseras, anglica, rotundifolia, beleziana and intermedia as they were exposed to the wind. Some of the same species survived that were frozen solid. Also some dionaes, binatas and capensis survived outside. We got to about -5 for a few days.
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    Adiantum peruvianum problems

    Possibly, it could be something out of the peruvianaum/trapeziforme complex or just a different clone of peruvianum, or just old last years leaves...
  10. manders

    Adiantum peruvianum problems

    Heres my biggest peruvianum plant, im just getting around to adding some crushed limestone especially to the macrophyllum which has never been as good a grower as the peruvianum.
  11. manders

    Adiantum peruvianum problems

    Are you sure its not Adiantum raddianum? I've never seen peruvianum in a UK garden center.
  12. manders

    How old is too old?

    Whether they are lowland/intermediate highland, does not imply a genetic relationship, its purely to do with growing conditions.
  13. manders

    How old is too old?

    Whether they are lowland/intermediate highland, does not imply a genetic relationship, its purely to do with growing conditions.
  14. manders

    How old is too old?

    If they germinate then they should be ok, regardless of how old they are.
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    How old is too old?

    Well if your sure they are then they could be, some types lack he wings that most have. I’ve had hem germnate after a about 1 year after sowing, thats kept wet and in typical highland conditions.