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The ferns have taken over the greenhouse.

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By Bernieh


The ferns have taken over the greenhouse.



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Hi Marguerite. The hanging pots are full of my balsam and sapphire blue plants. I find I can't grow the balsam (impatiens) in the ground - dries out too quickly usually. Yes there is an automatic watering system which you can probably just see - that long black pipe on the beam above the pots.

26 Jan, 2009

 

that looks fantastic

26 Jan, 2009

 

Brilliant Greenhouse,It looks like this is just half of it Bernieh, Look at all those Ferns, Fab..

26 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Youngdaisydee, yes the greenhouse is longer than the photo shows. The other end is where I do my potting and it is covered with ferns too at the moment.

26 Jan, 2009

 

WOW !!!! Bernieh. How ever do you get in there with all those ferns?? Do you get lost for days on end trying to find your way???

27 Jan, 2009

 

Yes Gilli I do! I have been trying not to look at it! I haven't gone in there for weeks now (except to take this photo and then I should stood inside the door).

27 Jan, 2009

 

LOL. Bernieh you'll need your compass when you go in there next.

27 Jan, 2009

 

great greenhouse

28 Jan, 2009

 

Does Tarzan live here? What a lovely big greenhouse.

2 Feb, 2009

 

What a place to hide ~Fantastic!

26 Feb, 2009

 

Yes Sueb my greenhouse provides a cool spot to grow many plants which would not survive out in the garden, especially during our horrible summers. It also provides a break from the heat of the western sun and the winds we get around here. It's a lovely place to potter around in when the sun's gone down - quite cool!

26 Feb, 2009

 

So its not a hothouse then Bernieh. Its a coolhouse?

26 Feb, 2009

 

Yes you're right there Gilli. The way we use greenhouses over here in north Queensland is a little bit different to the way there are generally used. They are covered in shadecloth that blocks out most of the sun's UV rays and they are therefore a little cooler than the outdoors. My greenhouse is attached to the western facing wall of my house and it makes a noticeable difference to the temps on that side of the house.

26 Feb, 2009

 

I never even considered that it would be too hot to have a greenhouse as such. I've learnt something now.

3 Mar, 2009

 

It is interesting Lindak how things such as greenhouses are used differently - hot houses are definitely not needed here in the northern tropics, but cooler places for plants to grow and/or become established are needed. As I explained in previous comments greenhouses are built so that the sun's UV rays are kept out and it provides a cooler place for plants.

3 Mar, 2009



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