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Post by shanks60 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:48 pm

hi everyone, due to problems logging into my previous name I have had to start a new blog on our garden, here is where we are at this year, trachys have reached the roof, washie took a hit with the bad weather but has recovered well, everything else did quite well apart from my variegated agave which I covered with a cloche but slugs destroyed it, never bothered with it before, anyway I removed a pup before winter and put in plastic greenhouse and has done well, my bottlebrush is now in the region of 8 to 9 feet tall about 6 feet wide and survived winter without protection where as a few around our way died back. been i n a few years now so maybe thats why, hope you like the pictures
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Post by Chez2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:25 am

Its a nice place to relax, looks like an outdoor living room.


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Post by shanks60 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:20 am

thanks, it's been great to be out there with the weather we have had this year, although once grandkids are around it doesn't look so neat :?


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Post by tatter » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:58 am

looks good which way does it face ?
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Post by shanks60 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am

tatter wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:58 am
looks good which way does it face ?
thanks, south, sun all day


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Post by shanks60 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:36 am

bought some dodgy looking cannas and some bulbs off the sale bench at local garden centre planted up and turned out to be lovely red cannas which have recovered amazingly and amazing lily type flower
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Post by shanks60 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:37 am

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Post by daz h » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:14 pm

Looks really nice , well done


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Post by shanks60 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:14 pm

daz h wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Looks really nice , well done
thank you


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Post by shanks60 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 pm

some pictures from weekend, after several years yucca has started to flower, musa bought from ebay grown really well, lily flowers first then the leaves come, my other two I bought have started to sprout
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Post by tatter » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:58 pm

well done
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Post by shanks60 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:56 pm

yucca flower really blooming now, 12 years since we first planted it
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Post by shanks60 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:45 pm

australian grass tree in flower
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Post by huddy5122 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:50 am

Nice, Do you protect the washingtonia?


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Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm

Hi Shanks, love the grass tree, were did you buy it from? The rest of the garden looks very neat and tidy as well. icon_thumright
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