Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by redsquirrel » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:49 pm

Steph wrote:Thought I was the only one with neighbours like that, mine don't even like anything hanging over the fence.
Gave the T-Rex some manure yesterday............
go for it Steph icon_thumright if you cant nick a bit of space going over,revert to plan B and go under.i like your style icon_thumleft icon_thumleft :lol:
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Post by JungleNuts » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:15 pm

icon_thumleft Garden looks FAB Simba .... and what the hell, if you neighbours are anything like ours .... they dont even like gardening, are hardly ever out in the garden .... yet god forbid ANYTHING might traverse the garden boundaries .... it would ruin their post-apocalyptic junk yard theme ! :wink: :wink: :wink:


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Post by Tom2006 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:17 pm

looking mighty fine!!!! icon_salut
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Post by Simba » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:16 pm

I have certainly been getting liking for these hardy ferns and shade dwellers. I am amazed that they could have taken last winter, and still just got on with their business..

Asplenium Scolopendrium
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Blechnum Chilense
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Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
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Post by Simba » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:27 pm

Blechnum Magellanicum
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The new lodger
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Post by redsquirrel » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:38 am

we do like that Kev icon_thumright touch of class mate icon_thumright
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Post by Simba » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:55 am

The buddah Darren....?

Reminded me of me dad... :lol:


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Post by The Codfather » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:31 am

I love that "jack Frost" thing....so they are hardy !!!!
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Post by bobbyd44 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:42 am

yes mine sailed through -18...
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Post by The Codfather » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:45 am

O, I think I may and go a buy 1 or 2 of them..........ebay........
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Post by Adam D » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:00 pm

The Codfather wrote:I love that "jack Frost" thing....so they are hardy !!!!
FIne up here as well and they start to grow quite early in the season as well.


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Post by bev » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:04 pm

The Codfather wrote:O, I think I may and go a buy 1 or 2 of them..........ebay........
If you can, get one called 'looking glass' aswell, very nice too!

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Post by Simba » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:24 pm

Other varieties of Brunnera worth looking out for are are: Emerald Mist, Dawson's White, Looking Glass and King's Ransom.

Will die back over winter, but re-emerge when spring comes around.


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Post by dino » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:25 pm

Lovin the new lodger. Where did you find her from?


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Post by Simba » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:23 pm

Fatsia Polycarpa - Edward Needham
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Is going great guns, with so much new growth I am thinking about where it could be planted out... :DD

And the 6ft Dicksonia antarctica bought in the Seagrave sale, has also been doing great things..

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