Hello from Cornwall

samj
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Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Hello all...

I am at the beginning of building my 1st garden. I have been collecting plants for a few years now am looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from the forum..

Sam

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Yorkshire Kris
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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:03 pm

Welcome! icon_salut

fern Rob

Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:14 pm

Welcome icon_salut

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by grub » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:38 pm

Welcome to the asylum Sam icon_thumleft

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by kata » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:43 pm

Welcome to the forum sam,

*Pics* please... :lol:

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:24 am

These pictures were taken in the winter and I have now finished the boundary wall.

Maybe I should start a thread on the garden development (like Springys), but I am still a while off planting anything! I've got a lot of concreate to dig up and raised beds to build!
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animation 1 stage 1 (back in courtyard corner, downlight in top right) corner.jpg

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:41 am

Here are some more up to date pictures of the progress so far (not just pictures of rubble)

It is now tidied up a bit with the 1st boundary wall is now built:
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My 1st raised beds planted with Cordyline Indivisa (hopefully not planted too close to the house) + T'rex
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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by multim » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 am

Welcome. You have some good healthy looking Indivisa's there. If they are anything to go by you should have an amazing looking garden in no time.

GREVILLE

Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:37 am

Welcome to the forum, Sam icon_cheers

Keep the pics coming - our appetites have been duly whetted icon_thumright

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:45 pm

Thanks for the comments guys

I've not got much else to show yet. I just have a lot of half abandoned palms / tree ferns in pots which are desperately waiting for me to plant out once I've finished hard-scaping.

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome.... icon_salut
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:20 pm

What tree ferns have you got?

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:46 am

Hi.. I have Dicksonia Antartica, D Fibrosa and D. Squarrosa. I think the Squarrosa will be little more than a groundcover fern as the winters keep wiping it out and it grows back as a clump! I am tempted to get some Cyatheas but I dont know if I can trust myself to look after them over the winter!

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by charliepridham » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:32 am

Cyathias will I think be dependent on just how far west you are? here in Chacewater, not far enough would be the answer! although you lack the overhead tree cover for frost protection you do seem to have plenty of walls and buildings which should help.

For now I lug my cooperi in and out in a pot, but in a couple of years it will have to be planted and protected insitu

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Re: Hello from Cornwall

Post by samj » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:33 am

We live between Hayle and Helston at the highest point for miles (not protected be the sea). We do get a fair few frosts and I am hoping that the new wall will not create a frost pocket. I am going to plant some eucalyptus along it to protect the courtyard from the frost and provide some protection from the occasional north easterly winds.

My in-laws in northern Brittany have got large cooperi's and they are stunning. They have to wrap them up a lot during the winter and its slightly milder over there than here..

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