new member from Meols, Wirral

Al

new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Al » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:44 pm

hi lads an lasses :)

i'm Al from the wirral and i'm new to tropical gardening. in my previous abodes, had mainly a traditional garden, but this time, i'm going for a tropical theme. i don't know how it will hold up in the long run (i think it'll be ok!) as i'm around 2 mins walk from the promenade so that means wind and salt in abundance :shock:

i've started from scratch as the house and garden were a project, so everything was literally ripped out and started again.

anyways, great forum for tropical advice and ideas icon_thumleft

Andy P

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Andy P » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Welcome to the Mad house Al. Post some pics of your garden when you can. icon_thumleft

Bob

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Bob » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:12 pm

Hi Al and welcome. icon_thumright

GREVILLE

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:18 pm

Welcome, Al icon_cheers

If you're that close to the water may all your posts be seasoned with salt :D

GoggleboxUK

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Welcome aboard Al, one more soldier in the fight to turn the NW tropical.

;)

grub

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by grub » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:26 pm

Welcome to the madhouse Al icon_thumleft

Tom2006
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Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:53 pm

Welcome! Sounds like a tough spot with all the salt but your in the right place here! icon_thumleft
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

jungle jas

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by jungle jas » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:35 am

Welcome Al, I shall be interested to see what you can grow on the Wirral just a few miles north from me. icon_thumright

kata

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by kata » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:43 am

Welcome to HT Al

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Al

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Al » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:05 am

thanks for the welcome :D
a long way to go as yet, but i'll get there in the end.

heres how it started out, and is slowly evolving.
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Al

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Al » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:08 am

as of yesterday, borders dug over and added. fences are getting replaced where i haven't replaced as yet, and are to be painted BLACK! :D

needs height too which i will add as i go along.
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grub

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by grub » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:17 am

Looks like a great space Al, we'll watch this one with interest :D

Trudytropics

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by Trudytropics » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Welcome Al, nice garden you have there, lots of possibilities for your space. Cordylines should do great there, I think if memory serves right they have no problem with salty air. :D

GoggleboxUK

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:31 pm

Your garden looks as if you've been working hard, great transformation so far.

A few Cordylines will add height cheaply and quickly (compared to other palms). Ebay is great for picking up bargain priced large palms if you don't mind digging them out yourself you can save £100s of pounds.

Fatsia Japonica add height and texture and are perfect for shady areas too.

I look forward to watching your garden develop. It might be worth creating a blog topic on here to keep all your pics in one place.

;)

kata

Re: new member from Meols, Wirral

Post by kata » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:35 pm

Big grin from me at the last pics,

Looks fantastic Al.

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