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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by jungle jas » Sat May 05, 2012 6:17 am

That will be a great looking garden when it matures in a few years time. I to would like to see a few curves, but it looks like you have children, so you need to leave them a bit of green stuff to play on I suppose. icon_thumright
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sat May 05, 2012 8:35 am

Comin' on treat, its gonna fill out in no time. icon_thumleft

Some nice good specimen plants, the Streli looks in fine fettle.

Kids gotta go tho, they're taking up toooooo much space :lol:


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Post by pdid » Sat May 05, 2012 9:13 am

Mr List wrote:is this ornamental rhubarb?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/d ... &mode=view

where did you get it?

nice to see you curved the end of the lawn off icon_thumleft
can't say i approve of the playhouse icon_geek

would be nice to have some names of the plants in each photos because i don't recognise a lot.

looking good. icon_thumright icon_thumright icon_thumright icon_thumright
Yes Mr L it's a rheum palmatum, I got it from a local garden centre so will be widely available. They are good when you want something similar to gunnera but not quite as big.

I don't approve of the playhouse either but I have to share the garden unfortunately icon_thumleft

Ask away for names.
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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by pdid » Sat May 05, 2012 9:16 am

karl66 wrote:pdid, the pink tree in the planter is the exact same as i have, i think they blend very well with other tropicals & keep the colours interesting, only downside is they dont flower for very long.
Yeah it's ok Karl, I want rid of it really but the mrs is digging her feet in. I want the space as a raised arid bed :D


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by pdid » Sat May 05, 2012 9:18 am

phatplants wrote:Nice garden, and fantastic arrangement of plants, with loads to go in. Are you able to give me the name of the plant in the black pot next to the Fatsia Polycarpa? Thanks icon_thumleft
Cheers, I think the one you mean is Arisaema Utile, recent purchase from amulree it was the biggest they had.


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by pdid » Sat May 05, 2012 9:23 am

Thanks for the kind comments. As far as the kids go, the Ricinus will be going in shortly :lol:

I may add a few curves to the lawn later in the year, but as there are lots of straight lines in the garden i though I'd go with them and use plants to soften the edges.


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Post by Tom2006 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:34 am

pdid wrote:Thanks for the kind comments. As far as the kids go, the Ricinus will be going in shortly :lol:

I may add a few curves to the lawn later in the year, but as there are lots of straight lines in the garden i though I'd go with them and use plants to soften the edges.
Looking really good mate! I'd agree about the corners, you will be amazed how good it will look by just rounding the corners of the lawn AND you get more boarder space icon_thumright
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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by Mr List » Sat May 05, 2012 10:08 am

pdid wrote:
Mr List wrote:is this ornamental rhubarb?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/d ... &mode=view

where did you get it?

nice to see you curved the end of the lawn off icon_thumleft
can't say i approve of the playhouse icon_geek

would be nice to have some names of the plants in each photos because i don't recognise a lot.

looking good. icon_thumright icon_thumright icon_thumright icon_thumright
Yes Mr L it's a rheum palmatum, I got it from a local garden centre so will be widely available. They are good when you want something similar to gunnera but not quite as big.

I don't approve of the playhouse either but I have to share the garden unfortunately icon_thumleft

Ask away for names.
if you just put a list of names above each photo it would be easier icon_thumleft


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by flounder » Sat May 05, 2012 10:23 am

Coming along a treat. icon_thumleft
Get the kids involved, planting stuff and sowing seeds cos believe me, when they're older they won't lift a finger in the garden :roll:
I'd echo the comments and say round off the lawn edges
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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by pdid » Sat May 05, 2012 11:00 am

Mr List wrote: if you just put a list of names above each photo it would be easier icon_thumleft
Yeah when I have a few hours spare :lol:
flounder wrote:Coming along a treat. icon_thumleft
Get the kids involved, planting stuff and sowing seeds cos believe me, when they're older they won't lift a finger in the garden :roll:
I'd echo the comments and say round off the lawn edges
Cheers, they are 3 and nearly 1 and I do try to involve them, it`s just the 3 year old see`s it as a licence to dig compost out of my favourite plants :!:


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat May 05, 2012 11:47 am

You have a good selection of plants there. They will fill out and look great in years to come.


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by dorothy » Sat May 05, 2012 1:38 pm

Looking very good.When my kids were small I allocated an area for them with their swings slides etc.I then put trellis around three sides with the front facing the house so I could keep an eye on them. :P


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by flounder » Sat May 05, 2012 7:35 pm

dorothy wrote:Looking very good.When my kids were small I allocated an area for them with their swings slides etc.I then put trellis around three sides with the front facing the house so I could keep an eye on them. :P
So, you basically put them in a cage at the bottom of the garden then? :D
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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by Mr List » Sat May 05, 2012 7:38 pm

but she left one side open icon_scratch icon_scratch :lol:


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Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by flounder » Sat May 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Ok, basically put them in a 3 sided cage at the bottom of the garden then
Just no pleasing some people :D
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