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Re: [aroid-l] Growing wall question

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Growing wall question
  • From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce@myjaring.net
  • Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:20:30 +0700

Michael

At Kew we sheets of coco-fibre impregnated with a latex mesh; it came in 3 m
x 50 m rolls. Cannot recall from whom it was purchased but you could try
emailing Katy King (k.king@rbgkew.org.uk) an asking her. It was in use for 4
years before I quit and showed no sign of deterioration.

Pete

----- Original Message -----
From: <RAYMOMATTLA@cs.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 10:10 AM
Subject: [aroid-l] Growing wall question


> I am getting ready to extend my greenhouse and want to add growing walls
on
> the sides.  I have installed these in my current greenhouse and they are
filled
> with long fiber spaghnum (I ended up using about 8 bales of the stuff
which
> was kind of expensive at 50 bucks a bale.  The walls in the extension will
be
> both longer and taller so I am scared to even think about how much I may
spend
> on that.  Is there a cheaper yet reliable substitute I can use for the new
> walls?  I know several people use coco-fiber.  Is this less expensive than
> Spaghnum and would it quickly degrade?  I have thought about buying large
tree fern
> plaques in bulk and gluing them to the walls, everntually the plants will
> cover the seams, but is this a good idea?  I dont really like the idea of
using
> tree fern products to begin with!  Any ideas on what i should use or
should I
> bite the bullet and stick with spaghnum?
> Thanks, Michael Mattlage





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