Pdid`s garden blog (Bin sump in action)

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dorothy

Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by dorothy » Sat May 05, 2012 7:49 pm

flounder wrote:
dorothy wrote:Looking very good.When my kids were small I allocated an area for them with their swings slides etc.I then put trellis around three sides with the front facing the house so I could keep an eye on them. :P
So, you basically put them in a cage at the bottom of the garden then? :D
Yes but unfortunately they kept getting out :lol:

flounder

Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by flounder » Sat May 05, 2012 7:50 pm

Thats why every garden should have stocks......notice the garden related humour there icon_thumright

dorothy

Re: Pdid`s garden pic`s

Post by dorothy » Sat May 05, 2012 8:20 pm

When they got bigger and wanted to play football in the garden, they were then banished to the bottom with a tall fence splitting the garden in half so that when they kicked the ball, it wouldn't land in the pond and knock out the koi :ahhh!: . I had a Japanese theme going and goal posts and churned up grass just did not fit in :)

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Thu May 31, 2012 2:01 pm

Right updated garden pics, with new curvy lawn. I have also planted out some Echiums, a few Canna seedlings, some ferns, ensetes and an Astillia since the last pics.
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pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Thu May 31, 2012 2:15 pm

And a few pics of new growth:

Schefflera rhododendrifolia
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Chamaerops Cerifera
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Ensete Maurellii
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Small Dicksonia antarctica
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Paulownia
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Echium Pininana
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Ensete 'Montbeliardii'
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Farfugium Gigantium
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T-Rex
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Phyllostachys Aurea Holochrysa
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GoggleboxUK

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu May 31, 2012 2:20 pm

Looking great Phil, good work!

;)

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Thu May 31, 2012 2:26 pm

And a couple more:

Ensete Ventricosum, Maurelii, Semiarunda Kimmei
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Big Dicksonia antarctica
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Cyathea Medullaris, Cooperii, Australis, Fatsia polycarpa, Begonia Luxurians, phoenix robelenii
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Brahea Armata, I`m glad to see this one moving as I was worried about the roots at the end of last year icon_study
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Musa Mekong Giant, recovering from a Red Spider Mite attack
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Alocasia Mac on the move again after another Red Spider Mite attack
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Delboy

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by Delboy » Thu May 31, 2012 3:20 pm

Looking great mate icon_thumleft

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Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by Tom2006 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:18 pm

looking really good! Loving the Cyathea!
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

greendragon

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by greendragon » Thu May 31, 2012 7:36 pm

Hmm I have a mac of a similar size and I read its better to leave more of the rhizome above ground to prevent rot.

Mr List

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by Mr List » Thu May 31, 2012 7:40 pm

hey pdid i was looking at my mekong giant and thinking it looks like it has the same 'wings' as basjoo does on the petiole.

yours is a bit ahead of mine ,what do you think?

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Thu May 31, 2012 7:52 pm

Thanks for the kind words.
greendragon wrote:Hmm I have a mac of a similar size and I read its better to leave more of the rhizome above ground to prevent rot.
This was it a few months ago so, as you can imagine, I'm just happy to see it growing again.

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 09&t=16402

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Thu May 31, 2012 7:57 pm

Mr List wrote:hey pdid i was looking at my mekong giant and thinking it looks like it has the same 'wings' as basjoo does on the petiole.

yours is a bit ahead of mine ,what do you think?
It's hard to tell just yet due to the size difference between the plants, but it does look to be developing similar "wings" yes.

I have noticed the undersides of the leaves and petioles have started to develop a purple blush, it's not obvious in the picture but it is looking good. Dam red spider mite have had it over the last few days grrrr.

Mr List

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by Mr List » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:06 am

one of mine is pushing out a new roller after being planted out in the garden.

i might run into a few probems planting everything a soon as possible but spider might is never one icon_thumright

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden pics (Update 31.5.12)

Post by pdid » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Treated myself to a few bits from Crug farm today. There is only poor Internet where I am staying so you'll have to wait for pics!

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