Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

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GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote::lol:

For telekinesis (which is actually moving things by the power of the mind so I think you meant telepathy) read Facebook ;)
I made your fingers move.
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:lol:

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote::lol:

For telekinesis (which is actually moving things by the power of the mind so I think you meant telepathy) read Facebook ;)
I made your fingers move.
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:lol:

cordyman

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by cordyman » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:25 pm

WTF did I just read :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:41 pm

Some garden surpises:

With no protection this winter at all I've been l;eft with over 3ft of Basjoo stem. An even bigger surprise is that it's now pushing out a new roller! :shock:

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My Tree Ferns still have full fronds from last year and new ones are on their way. Here's one that has jumped out of the crown already :shock:

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My Acer Orange Dream is just a baby but it sure is eager! :shock:

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It's amazing to see certain things being way ahead of time whilst others are doing nothing at all.

fern Rob

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by fern Rob » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:47 pm

They have done well

dorothy

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by dorothy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:20 pm

Hi just looked at the last three pages and your garden has come along so well! You must be well chuffed :D

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:19 pm

dorothy wrote:Hi just looked at the last three pages and your garden has come along so well! You must be well chuffed :D
Iam indeed, thanks Dorothy.

I'm hoping the mild, wet winter sets up some good growth again this year. I can't wait for everything to get tall so I can wander around beneath it all and start underplanting :)

Mr List

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by Mr List » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:50 pm

all the same stuff happening here icon_thumleft

GREVILLE

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:06 pm

I'd be well pleased if my stuff was that far forward in the middle of March this far south......(which it is :D )

Deedee

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by Deedee » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:52 pm

Its been a smashing winter Gogs, our plants are dancing for us lol. I wasn't sure about the 2 nanas i planted late last year surviving but they look similar to yours so, im hopefull now icon_thumleft

fern Rob

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:56 am

hopefully the winters given the Dicksonia antarctica a energy boost.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:14 pm

This may be a strange way of telling when it's spring but whenever my solar powered lights stay on past sunset I know the days have started to get longer:

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Summer is when they stay on til midnight.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:21 pm

My small Trachycarpus Fortunei, the one which was potted in that winter of 2010 and planted the following spring, the one that pushed out a couple of tiny leaves last summer and looked to be getting the strangles, the one I cutall the fronds off to try and get moving again, has finally spear pulled.

I've been checking it every few days and, now the overnight temps have picked up, it must have lefy dormancy and started to transpire leading to the growth point becoming damaged.

I've treated it with H2O2 and placed half a plastic pop bottle over it to keep it dry and warmer. I stuck a bungee cord around it to keep it in place and now it's just time (again!)

If iy doesn't push a couple of new spears out by September then I'll cut it out of the soil and plant a Naini Tal there instead.

On the positive side, my 22 baby R.Hystrix have both unrolled theor first fronds of 2014. They are still small enough to be putting out non-split leaves but I think this year they'll be ready for their fist 'proper' fronds to come through.

Swings & Roundabouts! :)

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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by ConcreteJungle » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:58 am

I like gardens where you can really get lost into another time period and place altogether - and that's the exact feeling from the video i saw a few pages back - well done.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:09 pm

ConcreteJungle wrote:I like gardens where you can really get lost into another time period and place altogether - and that's the exact feeling from the video i saw a few pages back - well done.
Thanks CJ. Hopefully in 10 years time it will look even better with around 10 tall palms to add height, there should be a bit more room beneath by then to wander around in.

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