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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by greenBen » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:11 pm

Thank you all for such a warm welcome!

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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Adrian » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:25 pm

Welcome Ben, youre lucky as you have two weeks to settle in as the Don and MH are away on hols :lol:
So what are you growing?....apart from Cordylines :wink:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:07 pm

Adrian wrote: Don and MH are away on hols :lol:
That'll start the tongues wagging :lol:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Cathy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:43 pm

Hi greenBen and all who have joined recently :)

Sorry I have missed quite a few of you :oops: but I have been busy lately, so really need to get a grip :roll: ...trouble is, I need to catch up in the garden as well and it was too hot today :roll: :lol:

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Post by Adrian » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:20 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Adrian wrote: Don and MH are away on hols :lol:
That'll start the trongues wagging :lol:
Just a coincidence Dave, well thats what I was told to say :wink: :lol:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:19 am

Adrian wrote: Just a coincidence Dave, well thats what I was told to say :wink: :lol:
I'll have to start a topic on it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by greenBen » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:55 pm

Adrian wrote:So what are you growing?....apart from Cordylines :wink:
You know I don't have a single Cordyline! I'm more of a Trachycarpus man myself, although I have admired and been warned off C. indivisa!

As for what I grow... I reckon I have 600+ taxa in my moderate garden, ranging from the mildly obscure to the darnright rare! My favorite at the moment is the blue flowering Impatiens puberula HWJK, although my 'hot bed' is waking up- the first Crocosmias are coming into bloom and the Diascia personnata is still going strong and giving me a cloud of pink flowers at the back of the border while my Agapanthus and Eucomis all get going!

My website (non-commercial) will hopefully one day have some photos of the garden as well as detailed pics of plants.

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Post by Adrian » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:39 pm

Looking foward to seeing them, its easy to upload photos on the forum too.
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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:34 am

Hi EricSJI, Welcome to the forum. 8)

Looking forward to you posts :wink:
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Post by stephenprudence » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:47 pm

Hi guys, I'm new to here but I know some from the EPS site, I'm growing stuff in the Wirral my notable plants include:

-Phoenix canariensis (W)
-Chamaerops humilis (W)
-Washingtonia robusta (W)
-Trachycarpus fortunei (W)
-Livingstonia chinensis (W)
-Syagrus romanzoffiana (S)
-Strelitzia reginae (W)
-Bougainvillea (W, E) (some success from overwintering outside, lost leaves grew them back this summer.
-Citrus limon (W, E) same as Bougainvillea
-Musa basjoo (W)
-Musa Cavendishii (S)
-Oleander nerium (W)
-Olea europaea (W)
-Lychee (seedling) (S) (will overwinter when more mature)
-Carica papaya (yet to sprout) (S)
-Cordyline purupaea (W)
-Cycas revoluta (W)
-Ficus (tender) (W, E) only recently planted, tender experiment
-Calandiva (W, E)
-Euphorbia milii (S)
-(Christmas cactus) (S)
-Passiflora caerulea (W)

There are a few more but these are the main plants. They all grow outside in the summer but some go into the house during the winter. I have put a letter 'S' next to the ones that grow outside only in the summer, and a 'W' against those that grow outside all year round. 'E' means they are being used as an experiment.
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2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Gaz » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:54 pm

Hi Stephen and welcome on board. Sounds an interesting selection of plants, any photos?

You wouldnt happen to have a video on You tube would you? alien


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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by darran » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:54 pm

A warm welcome GreenBen and StephenPrudence.......Welcome to the madhouse :wink:

Its great to see members posting from different parts of the country!


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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:01 pm

Thanks Darren and Gaz.

Gaz, That is Gary's garden hes a friend of mine who live nearby, his garden is an architectural masterpiece as you can see, and is largely based around moisture loving tropical plants. He has one of the world most tender flowering shrubs too, but I forget its name!

I will try to include some photos in a minute.. is it ok to post photos in this thread?

Thanks for the welcome.
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2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Gaz » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:06 pm

Hi Stephen, thanks for the clarification on the video, I had seen that a while ago and its a stunner.

Do post some pics but it might be better to start a new thread just for your garden pics, not everyone will see them on this thread.

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Re: Welcome to new members

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:16 pm

Hi Stephen, welcome to the forum icon_salut Wirral seems to be one of the milder areas of the country even though in the north. icon_thumright
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