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Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:15

..impulse buying again today..couldn't resist the much mentioned Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'... got in in a 10 Litre pot for £12... so already a good size and it's absolutely gorgeous... I can't resist plants when they are just coming into flower like this, looking so young and fresh... bought an attractive container for it, for time being...

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:58

..Japan suffers tsunami's and Brazil has more lightening strikes than anywhere else in the world... not for me.... we have a great maritime climate here and usually proper seasons... I like that... wouldn't want to live, or garden anywhere else... for seed sowing...well, we just dig a little hole and pop them in..

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:30

..I think for gardeners in Australia, somewhere like Melbourne or Tasmania might be better... more traditional European style I'm told...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:24

..English rose 'Thomas á Becket'...


Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:19

..The Queen would not be

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:17 from the Queen's Sandringham Gardens...Norfolk...

..I've played around with the first two...using Picasa and vignette shadings.. it was a bit of fun - hope they don't hurt anyone's eyes...

...the 3rd photo is as it should be...  if anyone knows the silver foliage shrubs I'd like to know...I've forgotten what they are from when I saw them...



Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:53

..thanks for letting us know Fishy...I've heard that's a b***er to get rid of... or at least it's complicated but can be done if you know what you're doing...

incidentally... I got rid of Java on both my pc's a while ago as I found it was not needed - I got fed up with keep popping up telling me to update latest version... I don't think you need Java unless you're into gaming or somesuch... otherwise you can safely get rid... made no difference to my computing at all...

Japanese blood grass

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:28

..I don't think you can grow that from seed... I notice that's for 3 x 9cm plant pots for £16.99 which is really dear.... I bought a large container grown specimen for about £3 from my local nursery the other week and divided it into 7 straight away...


My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:33

..I think the concept of tropical gardens as we tend to understand it here, ought to be redefined... why should it be presented as large foliage plants, like Bananas, Palms of various sorts, huge Tree Ferns and similar.. Bamboos..and other exotics...? 

...that most of us, I think, probably wouldn't want to grow...when in fact, many of us are already gardening with sub-tropicals, with our half hardy annuals...Pelargoniums...tender perennials from places like Mexico, California or Southern Europe... you could even have a cottage type garden trying tender Tea roses [not hybrid teas], mixed with these some borderline hardy shrubs, things like Pittosporums Tobira or Eugenioides... some Euphorbias...Ceanothus from California...Diascia rigescens...tender Fuchsias...Brugmansias..

...see what I mean...?

..however, what I think you mean does already exist here but mostly in Cornwall, where the latest addition is a work in progress at a place called 'Tremenheere' near Penzance... one of the photos you will see a Dasylirion quadrangulatum, which is hardy to -10c... and I notice features at the East Ruston garden in Norfolk,  that some members went to the other on that thread...

...this sort of tropical gardening isn't my cup of tea, although it's fun to look at when abroad in such places as Australia or South Pacific islands for instance..

..I think you're in Brazil..Inglezinho..that right?   be fun to see your garden if you can upload the pictures... it's a bit of a palaver at the best of times....don't give up...

Can anyone identify this bush for me?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:18's a pity the member hasn't been back to give some more height and width for instance.... always good to know these things...

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