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Thinking ahead...

Wednesday, 31 Aug 11 Cloudy 21°C / 70°F

I’ve just spent 3 days of my holiday trying to insulate the conservatory. It gets horribly cold in the winter, even though it has heating from the Rayburn and blinds and curtains.

The ‘Big Plan’ was to stick bubble wrap on the glass and sew insulation into the curtains. So after a great deal sticky tape and revving of the sewing machine its done!!!

I’ve also bought myself a max-min thermometer to keep a scientific eye on it all, although I have promised Jade Vine hot water bottles if the new ‘Climate Control’ misses its targets

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Day 49

Jade Vine

Strongylodon macrobotrys



  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    If I had a jade vine it would actually be in bed with me… Best of luck to all of your looking-very-healthy conservatory specimens! I know that cheeseplant will do just fine and become too big for your household. My mother has let them grow too much and given dozens of them to charity. They split well, of course! x

    …PS What’s that feathery-leaved tree in the centre of the photograph? x

    Posted on 01 Sep 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • laurieann

    laurieann wrote:

    great idea using the bubble wrap as insulation! I have loads of it and have been wondering what other uses I could put it to. thanks!

    Posted on 01 Sep 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • Motherhen

    Motherhen wrote:

    Ha Ha! I have Jade Vine on a whizzy little castor contraption and I’m already planning his evacuation to the kitchen at night, later in the month (hence the max min thermometer)
    Interesting fern leaved plant is Jacaranda that also has delusions of grandure and need to be pruned
    How are you going to get your Durian to germinate? Do you know what they like best or is it time for a bit of experinentation?

    Posted on 01 Sep 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    That’s quite a marvelous undertaking! Sounds like your conservatory plants will be doing well this year. The jade vine looks great!

    Posted on 02 Sep 11 (over 3 years ago)

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