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very nice do you keep the bubble wrap around the side up all year round, and how the hell have you got the bubble wrap so neeat and tight.
lovley plants though and very very neat and tidy green eyes here.



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very nice do you keep the bubble wrap around the side up all year round, and how the hell have you got the bubble wrap so neeat and tight.
lovley plants though and very very neat and tidy green eyes here.


Hi Chris. The bubble wrap will stay where it is for the next 4 yrs or so. The bubble is the inner skin, behind this is an 8mm gap and then polycarbonate followed by a 12mm gap and the 4mm toughened outside glass. I had to grind bolts down to fit things into place because 'off the shelf' bolts were not long enough. So everything is held in place by nuts,bolts and plastic wasgers and sleeves. Hope the pic helps.



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Thanks for the pics Ed it's always good to see how other growers keep their plants.

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Thanks Terry. I've got plenty of room for more but I only have what you see here and I am expecting them to nearly double in size over the next year or two so I need to reserve space for when this happens.
Hope all yours are OK,

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Hello Ed
This si how a greenhouse should look. Very clean and clinical and the plants look lovely too. What are the rosettes for Ed.
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[quote="Brian-G"]Hello Ed
This si how a greenhouse should look. Very clean and clinical and the plants look lovely too. What are the rosettes for Ed.
Brian[/quo

Thanks for your kind comments Brian. It's only clean and tidy because of retirement and I can spend every day as if it's Sunday. The rosettes are from our own and local shows === mainly for phrags/angraecums.

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Looking good in there Ed. Some excellent multis and you WILL fill the space you have in there. Well organised and some blooms to really look forward too. Just how I like it, but is the space ever big enough? I do need more now but its not happening yet I'm afraid.

Just great Ed.

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Thanks Gary. I have made up my mind not to buy any more in 2016. I think I've got all the hybrids and specie I wanted---- unless!!!!???

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What on Earth have you been feeding that Angraecum Crestwood? I wouldn't be going in your Greenhouse when that thing was out of its cage!

Could you post larger pics of 1 and 8 if poss?

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Thanks Gary. I have made up my mind not to buy any more in 2016. I think I've got all the hybrids and specie I wanted---- unless!!!!???

Ed


I've been browsing again today at Sam,s site both at a few species plants and a few flasks but I'll need to make room first. There are a few I'd like to fill in a few gaps with ones you don't see that often ie at shows. Here I go again!

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What on Earth have you been feeding that Angraecum Crestwood? I wouldn't be going in your Greenhouse when that thing was out of its cage!

Could you post larger pics of 1 and 8 if poss?


Hope these turn out big enough--thanks for asking. The Angraaecum doesn't get fed very often I just spray the outside rockhard roots probably every 4 days and water and feed the base about once a fortnight.


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So clean and neat!
Plus there is space between the plants,
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Interested to know how you can tell it is an Angraecum Crestwood from the unflowered picture. How do you distinguish that from a sesquipadale without flowers?
For me too, danger alert using a domestic fan in a humid orchid greenhouse.
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Orchidman, I think the comment on the picture is a clue *G*


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Interested to know how you can tell it is an Angraecum Crestwood from the unflowered picture. How do you distinguish that from a sesquipadale without flowers?
For me too, danger alert using a domestic fan in a humid orchid greenhouse.
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A slight difference in the spacing, shape and texrure of the leaves. Hope the following two pics show the difference. This is only my opinion from looking at my own plants.

What danger is there from an enclosed fan. Never had any trouble over the past 40 years --- or is this health and safety gone mad especially when it's been installed by a qualified electrician -- but thanks for your concern!.

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Wow, fabulous photos and an amazing set-up.
And when, oh when, will my angraecum flower! Yours is an absolute brute. Can't wait for mine to grow that big :)

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That is stunning Phraggy. The plants look amazing. I hope one day my babies will look that good.

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It is not the fact that the fan is enclosed or not, but rather that it is a "domestic" instrument in a very moist greenhouse atmosphere for which it is not designed. Even my basic physics tells me that water and electricity do not mix so I just try to avoid the "it cannot happen to me" syndrome.


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Hi Richard. Point taken so I will do something about the prob!em. Ed.


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