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Expansion needed now done.

This is a discussion on Expansion needed now done. within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Its been a while since I posted some pics of my Orchid House. Due to ...

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    Default Expansion needed now done.

    Its been a while since I posted some pics of my Orchid House. Due to too much retail therapy, something had to give & that was the end wall.
    Had a new bit built on the end & I knocked a few holes in the wall. Finally completed except for the floor, in now hurry there. I have poisoned the grass. Will sort it out later.
    Metal framework, clear Polycarb external sheeting, polytunnel plastic lining. Approx, 5 x 4 mtrs.
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    Looks like it will work Roy but didn't you do an expansion last year

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    Wish I had Chris. May have suggested in doing one. I have asked the builder of this to do up a quote for me on a separate house. I have 3 long A frames in a shed gathering Bird poop & dust, may as well use them.

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    As long as we have this addiction it seems we are always trying to figure out how to make more room, know the feeling very well! Looks good Roy!

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    Found some metal A frames in the back shed I forgot about, asked the builder of this to give me a quote to use them to build a whole new orchid house. I'm supposed to be retired & body ailments preventing me doing lots of things & I'm looking at another OH. Need to see a shrink think...

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    Wow nice looking OH and so many catts there how do you spray the water and fertilizer do you use special pump run by motor or manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Looks like it will work Roy but didn't you do an expansion last year
    For the badly infected orchid grower, this year and every year.... (If only)....
    I am not allowed another, well, to be honest I would need a few more days in the week to look after any more, but I get round this problem by having some cold frames ( i am not sure if anyone outside cold and temperate countries know what those are ? ) and plants are moved around in and out of the greenhouse and farmes according to season. Rather like hot-desking.

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    [QUOTE=Dorsetman;448856]For the badly infected orchid grower, this year and every year.... (If only)....
    I am not allowed another, well, to be honest I would need a few more days in the week to look after any more, but I get round this problem by having some cold frames ( i am not sure if anyone outside cold and temperate countries know what those are ? ) and plants are moved around in and out of the greenhouse and frames according to season. Rather like hot-desking.

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