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Chris Johnson

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2014, 03:10:00 PM »
Chris:

What is the orientation of the greenhouse.

East/west, Arnold.
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2014, 01:33:31 AM »
Chris:

Should get you plenty of light.  I struggle here with our northern latitude and winter weather.

Many of the Lachenlias wind up etiolated.



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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2014, 06:34:38 AM »
Chris:

Should get you plenty of light.  I struggle here with our northern latitude and winter weather.

Many of the Lachenlias wind up etiolated.

Hi Arnold

We also struggle with light levels being farther north than you (on a line of latitude comparable with Newfoundland). Temperature is not an issue though as we have the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream, making it much warmer than the east coast of America. I'm sure many alpines would prefer the winter cold though.

Our biggest issue is wind (now there's an opening for the wits).  ;)
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2014, 08:55:29 PM »
The base is now complete and we have started filling the plunge bed with pebbles from the bay.

15 mini truck loads in total (approximately 5 tons) all man-handled in and out. :o

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2014, 08:45:56 AM »
Class wheelbarrow ;D
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2014, 11:18:45 AM »
Class wheelbarrow ;D

A great piece of equipment. It's done a lot of work around the croft since 2009 when I bought it. This is it new.

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2014, 12:35:18 PM »
The void had been filled to approximately two-thirds full and the first layer of sand added (possibly not in compliance with health and safety 8).

I had a series of posts concreted in which I will board to almost 1.5 metres, for added protection.

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2014, 05:02:10 PM »
Looking good. Can't wait to see it for real. Hope that you have less water than we currently do. The new rock garden in the west has standing water at the top of the scree.

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2014, 06:38:30 AM »
Looking good. Can't wait to see it for real. Hope that you have less water than we currently do. The new rock garden in the west has standing water at the top of the scree.

You are moving to a notoriously 'damp' place.

Since the winter tap was turned off, we have had 6 weeks of glorious weather.
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2014, 01:56:14 PM »
Started boarding around the greenhouse to provide some wind protection and maybe shelter for some beds or frames at some point in the future. It will look better when I cut the posts to size.



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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2014, 10:58:27 PM »
Wow Chris you have been busy since I last looked. Cant wait to see the next pictures.

Angie  :)
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2014, 07:01:36 AM »
We had a slight hiccup last week when the greenhouse fitters' vehicle broke down on the way to the ferry. ::)

Rumour has it that they arrived on the island yesterday, so I anticipate a start today.
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2014, 04:11:06 PM »
Progress has been good today and they plan to work on into the evening to make the most of the good weather. Tomorrow promises to be very wet.

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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2014, 04:38:54 PM »
Seems a very high roof, Chris.   :-\
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Re: New Rock Garden and Greenhouse - Ardivachar
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2014, 04:43:56 PM »
Seems a very high roof, Chris.   :-\

Aye: good light-gathering and air circulation, Maggi.  ::)
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