Alarms are never good, but are particularly bad when they are telling you that the temperature in a section of the greenhouse has dropped 5º below where the heating is supposed to kick in!
That’s exactly the situation we came in to this morning. The boiler had broken at some point last night, leaving our plants shivering in the cold. Using a variety of techniques, including good old electric fan heaters, thermal screens and harvesting body heat, we managed to keep the temperatures within acceptable boundaries all day and, best of all, our boiler is now back online. Hurray!
In Temperate sub-tropical all the Pleiones are coming into flower. Also there are lots of Coelogyne cristata in flower, so temperate sub-tropical is full of flowers. Take a look. Unfortunetly the webcams are not all working.
I’m very pleased to announce today that our Webcams are now back online! Dan and I puzzled over them for a while, and couldn’t figure out what was wrong. We formulated a couple of theories, that I took to our IT department this morning, and they had the things back online by lunchtime! Big, huge, enormous Thank-You to them!
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Prosthechea livida grows in central and south America and in our greenhouse we grow it in warm America. It is cool to hot growing and is found on thin branches or main tree trunks in rain forests.