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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by kata » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:52 pm

Lovely, and it looks like you face woods too, nice one CP.

Them Arum lillies, QVC was airing Bethlehem lights on plants, the Cala display looked lovely in lights.

Well done CP on the garden it looks fantastic.

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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:32 pm

Its great to see plants still look healthy after winter. :)
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:57 pm

Had to move my potted plants from the front as we have scaffolding on up on Monday and everything is in the way. Had a mooch about and was surprised that the daffs have buds on them in my north facing front border, some are flowering in the area but in favourable spots with sunshine, this border gets sod all in June :lol:. My potted Canary Island date palm has pushed up the soil about 2 inches above the top of its pot so the roots must be growing well, will have to make a decision in the Spring. Any thoughts on my Chammie, it looks very compact and has small leaves, is it just a Humilis?
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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:38 pm

Well seeing as its refrained from raining for 3 days and temperatures look to pick up nicely for a while, I actually got round to cutting the grass yesterday and tidy up a bit. I still refrained from unwrapping the basjoo just yet, but may do at the weekend. To be honest it was the biggest waste of time this winter as there's only been 4 airfrosts. Better to be safe than sorry. Hopefully the daffs will open up this weekend and that's the sign for me that we are up and running in terms of spring.
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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:40 pm

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by kata » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:18 pm

Is'nt that a red Cordyline?

I had the English version and watched it fall over in slow motion in 2010....... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 pm

kata wrote:Is'nt that a red Cordyline?

I had the English version and watched it fall over in slow motion in 2010....... :lol: :lol:

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Yes its a Cordyline red star, they have both grown really well over the last 18 months or so, the one in the pot in particular.


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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:22 pm

Hi man, how old is your agave americana? :D
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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:22 pm

Hi man, how old is your agave americana? :D
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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:34 pm

No grass to cut in my garden its mostly dead.
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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:00 pm

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Hi man, how old is your agave americana? :D
It was planted June 2012 so its coming up to 2 years now, looks better now than it did this time last year!


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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:01 pm

fern Rob wrote:No grass to cut in my garden its mostly dead.
I'm trying to reduce the lawn, cutting it is my least favourite job on a par with fleecing. Although it looks so much better for being done.


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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cordyman » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:04 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:
fern Rob wrote:No grass to cut in my garden its mostly dead.
I'm trying to reduce the lawn, cutting it is my least favourite job on a par with fleecing. Although it looks so much better for being done.
what lawn mower have you got CP?

I adore cutting the grass since getting my Bosch Rotak Ergoflex icon_cheers


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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:08 pm

cordyman wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:
fern Rob wrote:No grass to cut in my garden its mostly dead.
I'm trying to reduce the lawn, cutting it is my least favourite job on a par with fleecing. Although it looks so much better for being done.
what lawn mower have you got CP?

I adore cutting the grass since getting my Bosch Rotak Ergoflex icon_cheers
Its some Tesco own make effort that probably needs replacing. I just enjoy doing other things other than that, like sitting there on a warm summers day just looking and watching the bees lol.


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Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Post by cordyman » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:31 pm

best machinery i've bought for the garden, a 30 min, constant emptying, back and forth chore with the Flymo,

...became a 5-10 minute cut and hoover of perfection job ... more time to watch the bees :lol:

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