S Krelbourn

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    watering orchids

    I would avoid running them under a tap, I always let the water stand for a few hours to get up to room temperature and let any chlorine etc gas off.
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    watering orchids

    Sounds reasonable to me, dare I ask why you boil the water?
  3. This IS freestanding in the corner of the garden ;)
  4. If you want to maximise your available space ( don't we all) why don't you consider a freestanding lean toward (?). I built the missing wall out of wood and polycarbonate and it is approx 8 feet tall at the highest point ( don't have a tape handy) and it allows me two full length shelves above the main bench (3 if you include the space under the main bench , which I'm sad to say is currently just storage). Re attached pic seems a little dark on the right as I built it butt up to a beach hedge.
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    Echinopsis 'Tango'

    Echinopsis 'Tango' a plant I bought a good few years ago at Abbey Brook nursery and flowers reliably.
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    Echinopsis 'Tango'

    Thanks Karsty, but like most cactus, short lived, which of course only adds to their charm.
  7. Looking good Deltatango, I particularly like the removable mesh ventilation insert for the door. Guy, might I recommend you try finding a secondhand greenhouse, usually as good as new and a fraction of the price.
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    Selenecerius grandiflora

    Last night my selenecerius grandiflora flowered, a truly magnificent flower 11 inches across. It flowers most years, but last year I missed it as each flower only lasts one night, being at its best around midnight. Truly stunning, but my wife complains that, at six metres long it dominates the room. I say it's a talking point.
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    Selenecerius grandiflora

    Well done at flowering chrysocardium, I understand they are really tricky to flower, I have had one for a similar length of time , but no indication of a flower.
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    All staged out

    It really stands out, I have s similar O. de Kaleb x F 45 , but it has a lot of growing to do before it ( hopefully) looks like yours.
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    All staged out

    Great looking set up. Now it's all sorted it's time to think about building another greenhouse! what is the impressive looking large red sarracenia two thirds down the left hand bench? Phil
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    Selenecerius grandiflora

    Thanks Osmosis, to me one of the most unusual things is that it is planted in a five inch pot!. It has lots of aerial roots, but I don't know how much benefit it gains from them .
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    big darlingtonia

    Absolutely stunning!
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    Selenecerius grandiflora

    Couldn't resist taking another one tonight.
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    Selenecerius grandiflora

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    Chelsea 2018 photos

    It works!!!!!!!!
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    Chelsea 2018 photos

    Attempt at using paper clip icon thing.
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    Chelsea 2018 photos

    Thanks for posting David, I have yet to successfully post a picture on here. I start with the best of intentions, but not being that tech minded get fed up and abandon my attempt. I understand Flickr is the way to go.
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    Winter 2017/2018 Darlingtonia sowing

    Eventually.....they are a bit slow from seed - this is the fourth year for mine and each pitcher is only about three inches long! Phil
  20. S Krelbourn

    Hi guys

    Hi David Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find loads of useful information on the site and meet many experienced and knowledgeable growers. I'm guessing they're all busy potting in the greenhouse at the moment, which is why you haven't had any replies...they're usually pretty friendly.. Phil
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    Granite Grit

    To confirm the bag says" lime free washed quartzite grit". The product is sold as RHS but also carries the Kelkay logo. Phil
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    Granite Grit

    I've used RHS potting grit from Homebase, about £4 for a reasonable sized sack, I'm not a geologist, but it looks like crushed granite to me. If it wasn't so dark/ cold/ like a quagmire I'd go down the garden and check what it says on the sack . Hope this helps Phil
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    Some recent orchids

    I fear any additional excuses to spend time in the greenhouse could end in divorce.
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    Some recent orchids

    Oh, to have a heated greenhouse again...