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Meconopsis delight

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:59

Judging by what i've read, the only thing i can think of is that being over a thousand feet above the south Wales valleys really suits these plants. We've had an extremely wet year prior to March and during March we had the first completely dry week since about May 2012. A few weeks ago Monty suggested selecting plants that are suitable for your local climate......maybe South Wales is similar to the Himalayas ! The one thats pictured is even in full sun all day, although again being high up just south of the brecon beacons we don't get a lot of sun.

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:21

These have taken 3 years to flower, but during that time i've done nothing to them. They've not been fed but because of where i live they have had a lot of water! I didn't have any problem with germination, i just followed the instructions on the packet - 2 weeks in the greenhouse and then into the fridge until shoots appeared. I guess i've been a bit lucky

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:00

No, i'm afraid i'm a long way from Harrogate (high up in South Wales). I've grown these from seed and it looks like this year 2 out of 4 are going to flower

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:47

As you can see, special horizontal plants!

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:45

Really chuffed, my Meconopsis flowered over the past weekend

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Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:59

If I paint the garage a nice strong terracotta I could have Tuscany in the valleys, but maybe not quite as warm. So dwarf wall it is. Now I just have to dismantle the exsisting GH and build a wall. Its so cold that all my plants and seedlings are currently in the spare bedroom, so the way the weather is at the moment i probably wont need the GH until June.

Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:51

i'm hoping to have a new greenhouse in the next couple of months and intend building a 'rocket mass heater'. They seem to work for not much money and theres loads of info available online

Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:10

This is my current very cold and draughty lean to, against the garage wall. The garage wall doesn't hold a lot of heat but it will when its repainted. The new on will be in the same spot but 6 foot wide instead of 4

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Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 12:14

Thanks guys, I suppose you're confirming what i suspected, that there is no easy answer. I want maximum light but as I live over 1000 feet up above the south wales valleys the weather can be extremely hostile so I was thinking about the wall. The GH will be south facing however the dwarf wall would have to be about 2.5 feet with the front of the GH only 5 feet in total. I think I need to make a decision.

Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:04

Hi everybody,

I've just ordered a new cedar greenhouse and have the option of a dwarf wall or glass to the ground. Apart from the hassle of building the wall, is it a bad idea to have a dwarf wall on a 6 x 8 lean to? Will it cut out too much light? I have thought of raisng the internal floor level and then placing plants like tomatoes in large pots. Does the insulation benefit justify a dwarf wall?

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