Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)

Abandoned greenhouses.


Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next  
Most Recent Posts How are your tomatoes doing? 2017
Last post: tagwex
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: kindredspirit
Quiet times
Last post: tagwex
What is this plant please
Last post: tagwex
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
kindredspirit
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 2184
Location: Mid-west.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:10 am    Post subject: Abandoned greenhouses. Reply with quote

The one at Alton Towers is particularly amazing.

http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/01/15/a-compendium-of-abandoned-greenhouses/

_________________
.
.
.
.
A little garden in Co. Limerick.Some non-gardening photographs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I add mine to that website?
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kindredspirit
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 2184
Location: Mid-west.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post a picture of your "once magnificent" structure up here first, Tom and we'll all review it, then let you know if it can go on Vanessa's site. Smile Smile Smile
_________________
.
.
.
.
A little garden in Co. Limerick.Some non-gardening photographs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is undergoing a reincarnation and will be back to its once former glory very soon. Would have been cheaper to buy one new instead.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blowin
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 854
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If nothing's changed, Alton Towers is owned by Madame Tussaud's (how about a waxwork of Tagwex) and, for the model railway enthusiasts, there's a layout in one of the basements that is said to have cost 32,000 to create about 25 years ago.

They might resurrect the greenhouse one day? Would make a good tea room if their punters can drag themselves away from 'plastic' food (unlikely). I once had the dubious pleasure of going there 17 weekends on the trot.

_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can all start mailing me your earwax so as a start can be made on moi statue. A fitting tribute I think.
17 weekends on the trot? There is a story there somewhere. Coach driving maybe?

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a brilliant piece...I ended up going onto other suggested Sections and ended up the best part of an hour on it...well worth the visit...even in their decayed state there was something magical about those Green Houses...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kindredspirit
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 2184
Location: Mid-west.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it. I'd love to have money (and land) to have a greenhouse like one of those. Oh, for an orangery, set at 70F, rattan furniture and tropical plants! One can dream, can't one?
_________________
.
.
.
.
A little garden in Co. Limerick.Some non-gardening photographs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it. I'd love to have money (and land) to have a greenhouse like one of those. Oh, for an orangery, set at 70F, rattan furniture and tropical plants! One can dream, can't one?




Then the Magic is no longer...just to wander through them and think of "What was" is priceless to me...but for now my Potting Shed is going to have to be my Sanctuary set at 1 F... bare Floors...Tools strewn around...Electric Wires...but I'm getting there...

The "Steampunk Greenhouse" was my favourite...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this potting shed have a rocking chair, radio and a flask of taaaaay?
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Will this potting shed have a rocking chair, radio and a flask of taaaaay?



The Rocker will be on the Veranda...The Radio/CD will be well stocked with "Country CD's" and the Coffee Percolator will be permanently on...no Flask or Taaaaay in this Establishment...........lets try and keep some standards high... Wink


Last edited by Geranimojess on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:18 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ughhhh sounds like hell. (C & W and no taaaaay)
High? By your standards.............

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4623
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you are trying!
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geranimojess
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403
Location: N/W Sligo

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know...now I'll try harder to be more "Trying"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc) All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2017 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)