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Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.

Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:53 pm

Great day for gardening today and yesterday, gave me a chance to cut the grass and plant out a few bits and bobs.
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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:58 pm

A few more...
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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by cordyman » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:59 pm

love all those specimens in the greenhouse, look happy as larry icon_thumleft

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Last few promise :lol: ...
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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by RogerBacardy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:38 pm

what a beautiful front garden - good work icon_salut

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:43 pm

looks good :D

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:41 pm

Very nice indeed ;)

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by tropicalwon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

Looking good icon_salut

Everything looks nice & healthy.....

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by fern Rob » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

The gardens look good.

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Re: New planting and things finally starting to grow!

Post by cordyman » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:17 pm

Image Looks identical to mine this!

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog- New planting and things finally grow

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:37 am

Whats the blue plant in pic 2 , center of pic ?

The colours of the succulents are amazing

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog- New planting and things finally grow

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:49 am

I think its a Senecio, I bought a few from homebase last summer for 99p and that was one of them. It was a test really to see what I could overwinter in a heated but cool greenhouse, its set to about 5c and usually holds up at above 3c, but has reached -0.7c in the prolonged cold spells we had in feb and march. I've lost quite alot of succulents, some crassulas don't overwinter well at those temperatures it seems.

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog- New border for basjoo and path.

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:28 pm

Just thought I'd update on the latest garden work, new border has been dug to accommodate my Musa Basjoo, once the frost risk has passed, hopefully later next week! Also added a stepping stone path so I don't trash the lawn in wet weather and with winter fleecing, its not finished yet and will hopefully go right round the garden.
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Aerial view of the new path and back garden.

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog- New planting and things finally grow

Post by Adam D » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:36 pm

I would be cutting big borders into that lawn at the back! It's just so tempting :)

You're lucky not to have anything over the back of your garden. I have a nicely maturing tree belt, but a busy road there as well.

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Re: Cheshirepalms blog- New border for basjoo and path.

Post by cordyman » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:44 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:Just thought I'd update on the latest garden work, new border has been dug to accommodate my Musa Basjoo, once the frost risk has passed, hopefully later next week! Also added a stepping stone path so I don't trash the lawn in wet weather and with winter fleecing, its not finished yet and will hopefully go right round the garden.
Looking great! icon_sunny Always an exciting time adding new borders

As Adam said the back area is perfect for a bigger border to cram full too icon_thumleft

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