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

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

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:01 pm

Simba wrote:In a pot Kris..???

No, maybe it's a deceptive photo, the Polycarpa is in a pot, but the Vivax bamboo is most definately in the ground... :wink:

I think I need to go to specsavers! :lol: :lol:

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Post by The Codfather » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:15 pm

I thought its was potted !!!
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Post by cordyman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:27 pm

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love this area of your garden! great mix of plants very tropical icon_cheers

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Post by JungleNuts » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Loving the selection of shade lovers ..... specially the Venustrum Nigrum .... is it really that verdant / acidic green colour ? Beautiful plant .....

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Post by Simba » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:18 pm

JungleNuts wrote:Venustrum Nigrum .... is it really that verdant / acidic green colour ? Beautiful plant .....
Yes, it really is a bright limey sort of green, very eyecatching, and apparently nailed on hardy... icon_thumleft

I got mine from Beth Chatto.
I bought one, and when I got to the car, I noticed greenfly in its pot and soil.
So I took it back to the shop, they told me to keep it and treat it, but gave me a second one incase the treatment failed...... icon_thumright

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Post by JungleNuts » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:35 pm

Excellent ! nothing like a good bargain :D

Beth Chatto .... just checked on the site and they have a fantastic collection of shade lovers etc .... maybe have a ride out there this weekend .... cheers Simba (though my wallet may not thank you !) icon_thumleft

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Post by Simba » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:42 pm

It can be a bit hit or miss at Beth's though JN....sometimes you could spend a fortune there, other times you'll struggle to spend a tenner..

But definately a good place for underplanting, shadies and perennials...

Simba

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Post by Simba » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:01 pm

I just thought I'd post a couple of photos in praise of a selected few of my Trachycarpus palms..

Todd's Fortuneii
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Naini Tal - boot sale bargain
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Recovering Latisectus
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Princeps
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Waggie
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Villaggio Verde Fortuneii
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Fortuneii between two Waggies
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Post by Trudytropics » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:07 pm

Hey Simba, its all looking really lush, I am in no way jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . I think your black painted fences are a stroke of genius, they make the plant colours pop, yours looks like a very tranquil garden, brilliant work icon_thumleft .
Regards Trudy

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Post by Markby » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:16 pm

Totally agree about the black fences - really makes the plants sing out. Great collection Simba, and a very thoughtfully landscaped garden.

:)

Simba

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Post by Simba » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:45 am

Another couple of Trachycarpus that I forgot to snap yesterday..

Baby Waggie - £3 quid boot sale bargain
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Scruffy Trachycarpus - B&Q £10 quid special
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Post by dino » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:50 am

Your garden must be bursting at the seams icon_thumleft

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Post by The Codfather » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:17 pm

£3 waggie....I would of bought the lot.
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Post by Simba » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:32 pm

I did. The above Waggie was the lot... :wink:

Oh apart from the Naini Tal above, which was also £3 at the boot sale.

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Post by The Codfather » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:39 pm

No way, that as well ! :shock:
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