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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:15 am

Andy P wrote:LOl i never spotted the Puma till Cod mentioned it. Awwwww if only there was an afterlife i`d come back as that Cat! :lol:
I'll be joining you :lol:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:48 pm

Dave Brown wrote:I Need to report a very rare occurrance. A sunny, warm day. Me being in, but with no cars on the drive. I don't think it has happened before :lol: Couple that with the new portrait panorama setting and it's completely different to any pics I've managed to get before.


Very very tidy indeed! Absolutely adore the recessed parking space on the right!

Do you get much pavement foot flow from passers by or have they no reason to walk that far round?

What a difference compared to your neighbours across the road, certainly doesnt look like the UK icon_salut

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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:07 pm

cordyman wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:I Need to report a very rare occurrance. A sunny, warm day. Me being in, but with no cars on the drive. I don't think it has happened before :lol: Couple that with the new portrait panorama setting and it's completely different to any pics I've managed to get before.


Very very tidy indeed! Absolutely adore the recessed parking space on the right!

Do you get much pavement foot flow from passers by or have they no reason to walk that far round?

What a difference compared to your neighbours across the road, certainly doesnt look like the UK icon_salut
It gets more people than you might think. The ally beside the Roman Villa, is the only link between the two housing estates, and is the main drag for dog walkers. Many people stop and talk about the garden as they are passing through. :wink:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:I Need to report a very rare occurrance. A sunny, warm day. Me being in, but with no cars on the drive. I don't think it has happened before :lol: Couple that with the new portrait panorama setting and it's completely different to any pics I've managed to get before.


Very very tidy indeed! Absolutely adore the recessed parking space on the right!

Do you get much pavement foot flow from passers by or have they no reason to walk that far round?

What a difference compared to your neighbours across the road, certainly doesnt look like the UK icon_salut
It gets more people than you might think. The ally beside the Roman Villa, is the only link between the two housing estates, and is the main drag for dog walkers. Many people stop and talk about the garden as they are passing through. :wink:

Thats great people appreciate it and recognise it for its uniqueness! Have you had any local tropical converts?

If i'd have never found this forum from my first cordyline enquiry, but stumbled across a front garden like that, i'd have been instantly given the tropical hobby and desire to replicate!

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:24 pm

Great pics, Dave. If your home was made of wood American-style, I would assume the shots were taken in California icon_sunny

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:37 am

Decided I need to update my blog.

As spring has sprung I've been transported to Espana for most of March :D

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2014-03-02 Trudi Trachy Havesting.jpg
2014-03-05 16-05-34 Washingtonia in sunshine.jpg
2014-03-05 16-10-36 Fred Trachy trunk shot.jpg
2014-03-09 14-46-34 1st BBQ.jpg
2014-03-16 09-12-18 Chamaerops .jpg
2014-03-16 09-13-28 Butia odorata.jpg
2014-03-16 09-14-56 Trunky in sun.jpg
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by otorongo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:14 am

Is that really Spain? Looks like Gravesend :lol:

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:31 pm

otorongo wrote:Is that really Spain? Looks like Gravesend :lol:
Costa del Kent :lol:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:47 pm

Great pics! Is it me or has the washy put on some considerable height?

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by otorongo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Costa del Kent :lol:
In Portuguese, Kent would be pronounced the same as quente, which means hot icon_thumleft

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Post by fieldfest » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:37 pm

very nice as always mr B. love the butia. how old would you guestimate it to be?

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:31 pm

cordyman wrote:Great pics! Is it me or has the washy put on some considerable height?
Yes, it loved the wet summer of 2012, and the warmth of 2013. Seems to be putting on around 6 to 9" (15 to 25cm)of trunk per year.
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by ConcreteJungle » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:39 pm

Cant wait to get my Robusta going now, great growth over the years for yours.

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:46 pm

otorongo wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Costa del Kent :lol:
In Portuguese, Kent would be pronounced the same as quente, which means hot icon_thumleft
Although Kent has the highest temps recorded in the UK Wikipedia suggests...

The name Kent probably means 'rim' or 'border' (compare the dictionary words cant in English, Kant in German, etc.), regarding the eastern part of the modern county as a 'border land' or 'coastal district.' Historical linguists believe that the proto-Indo-European root *kanthos could not pass into a Germanic language with its initial K sound intact, so the word must have passed via an intermediate language, either Celtic or Latin.
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:56 pm

fieldfest wrote:very nice as always mr B. love the butia. how old would you guestimate it to be?
I bought the Butia in 1992, and was probably 5 or 6 years old, so around 25/30-ish years old :wink:

Pic from 1993
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