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I always like looking at peoples greenhouses, conservatories and indoor growing areas because I'm a nosey bugger ;)
It may have been done before but I hope it might kick start a few people into using the forum a bit more....

Here is a photo of mine in last years snow

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I also love to see how other people have things arranged, allways looking for new ideas...

This was the view into my conservatory from the living room last year...

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And we just replaced a small aluminium greenhouse with a new wooden one,

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Still a work in progress but got most of the plants in by about November,

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Wow - lovely greenhouses. I'm just an ad hoc grower. Lots of indoor windowsils, a heated porch, a cold greenhouse in summer, a couple of terraria. I'm too scared about the heating bills to do something more satisfying.

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Post some pics up Rob!!
I was worried about heating bills before I built this but to be honest, it's only a couple of hundred quid a year. It gives me a lot of pleasure for the price of a couple of tanks of petrol :)

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The greenhouse is beautiful, what make is it?


It's from Woodpecker joinery in staffordshire, very nice greenhouses and you can customise them a fair bit. For example we got 6ft high eaves and wood part way up round the back/sides but all glass at the front, and two partitions inside to divide it into three sections for flexibility. Figured it might be there a long time so was worth the bit extra for the partitions.


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It's lovely, Thank you. If mine gets flattened in the storms, I know where I'll get a replacement from ;)

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Thank you for this post and inviting me inside your lovely greenhouses.
My orchid growing set-up is more dispersed. I grow them on every available windowsill in the house. I have a photo of a few below. The first photo is from the kitchen where I keep a lot of what's in flower now. The photo is from last year though.
My plants are in the greenhouse in summer. I only have a few cyms and one cologyne out there now as it has a 5 degree minimum. I'm thinking of buying a few more cold coelogynes.

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Post some pics up Rob!!
I was worried about heating bills before I built this but to be honest, it's only a couple of hundred quid a year. It gives me a lot of pleasure for the price of a couple of tanks of petrol :)


Same here, we put 25mm polycarbonate and celotex in, so far the heating has been very reasonable and not much different to my old smaller aluminium greenhouse, and i'm keeping it a few degrees warmer.


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Post some pics up Rob!!
I was worried about heating bills before I built this but to be honest, it's only a couple of hundred quid a year. It gives me a lot of pleasure for the price of a couple of tanks of petrol :)


Where do you store the fuel?

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Sorry, I wrote that wrong. It uses a couple of hundred quids worth of electricity. Just meant that for the price of two tanks of petrol in the car, I can heat this !!

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Ah. Well. I have no car y'see :P

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The greenhouse is beautiful, what make is it?


It's from Woodpecker joinery in staffordshire, very nice greenhouses and you can customise them a fair bit. For example we got 6ft high eaves and wood part way up round the back/sides but all glass at the front, and two partitions inside to divide it into three sections for flexibility. Figured it might be there a long time so was worth the bit extra for the partitions.


It's great to be able to partition your greenhouse. Very handy for heating, I'd say.

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They all look very happy Rachel.

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The greenhouse is beautiful, what make is it?


It's from Woodpecker joinery in staffordshire, very nice greenhouses and you can customise them a fair bit. For example we got 6ft high eaves and wood part way up round the back/sides but all glass at the front, and two partitions inside to divide it into three sections for flexibility. Figured it might be there a long time so was worth the bit extra for the partitions.


It's great to be able to partition your greenhouse. Very handy for heating, I'd say.


Yes we could just heat one section if bills got ridiculous or have cold / cool / intermediate areas. It does give a lot of flexibility.


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My plants are in the greenhouse in summer. I only have a few cyms and one cologyne out there now as it has a 5 degree minimum. I'm thinking of buying a few more cold coelogynes.


Im finding things like epidendrum ibaguense, kingianums, nobile hybrids, are ok with 5C min, my 'berry Oda' is even growing and about to flower!


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some pics.

coldest of winters cost me about £1.50 a day to heat to 15 degs. C


Here are some specs of my fully self built greenhouse:

- floor/foundations are these paving slabs from B&Q, they are extremely heavy. the delivery guys delivered and asked why did'nt i get the standard 32mm 500 x 500 slabs instead which makes their lives easier.. LOL!!
http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/fencing-p ... mm-9273436

- under these slabs is a bed of sharp sand and compacted hardcore/soil... then between sand and paving slabs i had a layer of damp proof membrane, i made sure the floor is on a gentle gradient to fall to shed water to the garden..
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Constru ... 787/p21675

- timber are all treated timber, timber for framing is a mix of 50 x 50, and 75 x 50 treated timber (i know its not a good as cedar, but it does the job for now..)
http://www.wickes.co.uk/sawn-treated-so ... vt/107070/

- solid walls are 18mm WBP ply, and painted with couple of coats of fence paint.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/hardwood-plywoo ... vt/110037/

- base rail/beam of the whole greenhouse i used 100 x 100 timber, runs around perimeter footprint of greenhouse.
http://www.championtimber.com/timber-fe ... ated-green

- roof is a 9 walled polycarbonate roof with u value of 1.0.
http://www.cabp.co.uk/acatalog/40mm-Nin ... Sheet.html

- double glazed with 2 x 6mm plexiglass, with 50mm air gap between glazing, inside lined up with bubble wrap. i got these for free from one of my building project site but link below gives an idea what it looks like what what it cost.
http://www.sheetplastics.co.uk/Clear_Ac ... uct_id=672

- solid walled areas have 50mm celotex in wall cavity.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/celotex-insulat ... tAodpBoA1Q

After building the greenhouse, i lined another layer of celotex on the floor, above the slabs, so the frost thermal transfer from outside will be minimized into the greenhouse. to protect the celotex from foot damage, i whacked another layer of ply over it, and another sheet of damp proof course inside, which explains the black plastic flooring inside the greenhouse, seen on the pics.

does gets slippery if its wet, i am waiting to change that to the grid floor you see in swimming pools in future.
http://www.boddingtons-ltd.com/products ... ention.php


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Im finding things like epidendrum ibaguense, kingianums, nobile hybrids, are ok with 5C min, my 'berry Oda' is even growing and about to flower!



i agree, mine are also under the same conditions in the conservatory they seem to love the COLD (circa 5 to 10 deg unheated), which for me my berry oda and all the kinganiums had induced LOTS of spikes.


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I have a different question to ask. Do you use extra light for the high level light plants, as cattleyas and vandas, considering the length of the day during winter months.

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I have a different question to ask. Do you use extra light for the high level light plants, as cattleyas and vandas, considering the length of the day during winter months.


I would say not many UK growers fully supplement light, we mainly put up with what we have got. I couldn't possibly supplement light in my greenhouse, I do have a tube in my house though for flasks and some seedlings.

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