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From Conservatory to Sitting Room.

Following on from Dd's Conservatory Challenge, and her query about indoor (non hardy)Cyclamen. Our...

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siris

15 Jan, 2017
Siris

**CONSERVATORIES.......SHOW AND TELL**

AFTER READING SEABURNS BLOG ON HER CONSERVATORY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO FIND...

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Dottydaisy2

14 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2

Mystery....for now

Some time ago my OH and I cleared one of the greenhouses. It was quite a task as...

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eirlys

13 Jan, 2017
Eirlys

The Succulent 'Garden'

This year I have really enjoyed growing succulents. I've collected quite a few over...

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cottagekaren

11 Jan, 2017
Cottagekaren

UPDATE

Hi everyone! I have not contributed to this page in a long time-mainly due to the...

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mikejardinero

11 Jan, 2017
Mikejardinero

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If by a 'log burner' you mean a wood stove then 'no' it doesn't create condensation but I can't see how you get the flue out through the glass. Is it really impractical to extend the heating system to have a radiator in?

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Sbg is right, any apparatus involving burning is going to require ventilation to the outside, and that will eliminate condensation--from the heater, anyway! Wood burning stoves will require a full-up vertical chimney, to reduce soot and creosote build up, while high efficiency gas heaters can be more flexible in their venting arrangements. If the conservatory is small enough, an electric space heater, with due attention to safety procedures, may be the best alternative. That should be enough to raise the temps those critical few degrees to allow half-hardy plants to thrive. Most of the condensation will result from evaporation from the plant leaves, and the difference between indoor and outdoor temps.

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Are these the kind that can grow in water - like the Louisiana Iris? They are beautiful.

On photo - Iris tuberosa 2

 

It was bizzare how it's happened!

On photo - Christmas lights..

 

Yes it was! The grass needs a trim but it will have to wait! I planted about 70 daffodils in ten clumps through it because I had a bulb buying purge and had nowhere for them!!

 

Looks like a bright day today, grass is verdant, and looks like the fish are active.

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