Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

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Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by franckm » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:19 pm

Hello everybody,

I'm the very latest newbie on this forum. Professional dj but hardy exotics lover too. I live in Toulouse souhern France where I designed an exotic garden in my little yard a few years ago. Most of the plants I manage to grow are succulents because xerophyts seem to be more adapted to my climate.

Images are better than words for now. Let's check my website ...>> http://exoticatolosa.e-monsite.com/
Unfortunately not yet translated into english except the homepage, but pictures and video are universal !

Best regards,

Franck 8)
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Post by dino » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Welcome Franck. Very jealous of your climate. Great pictures and love the blue chairs icon_thumright


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Post by GREVILLE » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:38 pm

Bienvenue, Franck icon_cheers

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Post by grub » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:41 am

Welcome to the madhouse Franck icon_thumleft
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:58 am

Hi Franck, and welcome icon_salut

A very nice garden you have there icon_thumright Wish I could grow all of those outside all year, but many of my Cacti have to be dug out for winter, as too wet..... the summer was too wet this year as well :lol:
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Post by Trudytropics » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 pm

Wow Frank thats quite a garden you have, beautiful and captured so well in pictures. I really enjoyed the video, great soundtrack too icon_thumleft


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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by tropicalwon » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:28 pm

Welcome Franck icon_salut

You have a stunning Garden, the photos are great on your site......... The palms are Beautifully laid out icon_thumleft
Happy gardening,
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by franckm » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:30 pm

Thanks a lot for your welcome :D Don't hesitate to post on my website guest-book, in english, if you want to. I will try to give you some news of the garden from time to time, and to take part in HTUK forum as often as possible.

Franck 8)
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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:35 am

what a few of us here would do for a garden and climate like that
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by franckm » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:13 pm

redsquirrel wrote:what a few of us here would do for a garden and climate like that
Hello Squirrel,

Don't believe the myth of southern France climate :lol:
South-western part of the country is not the french riviera. Here in Toulouse, the climate is characterized by cool and humid springs, often very hot and sunny summers (but july can be pretty cool & rainy some years !). Fall is the best season, mild & dry, with outdoors barbecues almost up to halloween icon_cheers But short winters remind us we are just in 8A zone ! In january & february icy continental air masses can slide down to the area and stagnate for over days or weeks. Last winter we faced to 10 successive days of frost (non stop frozen ground during this period), lot of snow, and temperatures as low as -12°c and below !

That's why if I make sure of good drainage, cacti & succulents do well in my yard.

Franck 8)
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by franckm » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:52 pm

Hi guys,

Here comes some new pics of my garden. Pretty nice season indeed with good growing rates this year. Check.

Franck 8)
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Eucalyptus X parvifolia - oct 2013_800x600_640x480.jpg
Exotica tolosa - cacti scene - oct 2013_800x600_640x480.jpg
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Exotica tolosa - yucca mix - oct  2013_800x600_640x480.jpg
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:57 pm

Your pics have the WOW! factor, Franck. The Agave ovatifolia.......c'est incroyable icon_salut


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Post by fern Rob » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Your garden looks great.
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Post by kata » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:10 pm

Lovely collection of plants there Franck,

A belated welcome to the forum!
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Re: Exotica Tolosa : from France with love...

Post by franckm » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:38 pm

Thanks everybody for your full support icon_salut

Greville, my Ovatifolia has been planted as a little seedling only 4/or 5 :roll: (don't really rembember, but not earlier) years ago. It's the fastest growing agave at my place. Note that it is absolutely hardy (has seen -15° in 2012 winter) and not humidity tender unlike others agaves.. I recommand it in UK icon_cheers

Franck
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