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PostSubject: New Project   Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:38 am

Yesterday Ross dug out all the grass from this area, which used to be home to the weeping cherry tree. He did a fabulous job, it was hard work, but it looks so promising for planting. Today I shall get soil and manure and top it up. The plant in urn will be replaced..not sure with what as yet. I want a weepy looking plant...any ideas, thanks?
I am hoping to keep this little garden rather open...maybe have a few annuals and some bulbs???

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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:42 am

thumb2 That looks good , when I see some bare grown I start to picture what will look good in the space plant , I'm no help to you as I would be thinking only tropicals.There will be plenty of ideas from other members of our GD. family.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:20 pm

I am the same here Fay, For that Urn I would say a dwarf bougainvillea or if you wanted annuals some of the Lobelia hang as do Petunias, Gyp there are so many out there, then Verbena has a sprawling habit will they grow there, dont forget Herbs, also Nasturtiums.. The Ivy Leaf Pelargoniums.. Can you grow Fuchsia there..

I I love you your idea of annuals and bulbs in that bed.. Perhaps some potted colour like Polyanthus or Salvia when the bulbs die down
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:42 pm

Thanks Pitta and Mary-Anne...yes someone else suggested a Bougainvillea in the pot....that sounds like a possibility....hhhmmm....very possible. Because it is in a reasonably sunny area and we don't get frosts...if I tip prune the Boug. it may keep up the flowering bracts for a considerable time throughout the year. How long do yours keep producing colour MA?, thanks.
The little ring in the centre of the garden ...I am thinking I may plant some Alyssum or such inside the circle.

Here is a pic of today effort...soil, manure and sugar-cane mulch added. Now I shall try to ignore the bed for a week or so...then plant some annuals etc.
I had a great day playing outside today...just as we finished work, we received a short shower of rain...wasn't that good planning...lol..

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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:05 pm

No they don't flower all year round Fay they do spot flower though during the warmer months if it isn't too wet. Mine only flower in the dry season usually Late Autumn Winter and Spring but because of the wet autumn they are one big flop this year bougs don't like damp conditions.. Mine start flowering from March usually and stay in flower for a few months mind you it all depends what variety you grow, then there are other that only flower in the Spring once again it depends on the rain.. They will spot flower in the Summer here but nowhere near like they flower in the dry season...

Its looking good Fay.. Well done thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:38 am

I don't really know what your climate is like to suggest anything for that pot. If you get really hot summers, that pot would dry out very fast if you put anything big into it though it is hard to judge how big it is by a photo. If it had a diameter across the top of at least 40cm you would have more choice especially as it narrows down the bottom. I'm only thinking what it would be like here, if your summers are milder, you have a lot more choice. I've only got a few pots that can leave out in full sun over summer, the rest get moved to part sun.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:49 am

Thanks MA and Gail. From memory I think I put some water crystals in the pot and I have sugar-cane mulch on the surface. My SIL suggested I do all my pots with s-cane mulch and I was amazed at the difference. I haven't had any major problems with any of my pots .... touch wood.
I may use the Bougainvillea that I have and see how it goes. In that area it gets sun from morning until 1 or 2 pm approx.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:03 pm

My little round garden is slowing filling up. I have planted some Zinnia and dwarf Cosmos seed, planted some blue Salvia, transplanted 4 dwarf peach trees (I hope they don't grow too big) and added some Rhoeo and Zephyranthes around the border. The small ring garden has a couple of cuttings in it...the metal ring itself is off an old wooden wine cask that disintegrated. Recycle, recycle...lol...
Here are two views...the other garden in the background, I call Sunny Corner, that is where I linger longer in winter...I chase the sun.



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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:07 pm

Those foundation plants look so good . I think you will be pleased when everything grows and looks well established .I like your sunny corner . Well Done .I also like the little baby circle garden by the big momma one.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:43 am

Fay, for some reason your first picture on your last post isn't loading properly for me, only gets half way then stops. Usually if that happens I just refresh but have tried several times since yesterday. Oh well, what I can see looks good and love to see it all when in flower.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:25 am

I have not had any trouble downloading the pics last night or this morning..
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:47 am

It's only the one picture, I've even tried saving it to my computer - this is all I get
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:12 am

That's strange .. Sorry cant help as I know you do all the usual maintenance
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:55 am

I just downloaded those pics without problems Gail Ot must be frustrating.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:49 am

Sorry Gail, I have no idea why that is happening... I shall post another pic when the flowers appear...it may be a while.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:05 pm

Fay that's going to look amazing when everything leafs out and flowers, well done!
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:24 pm

No worries Fay, it is only one picture, all the others are fine and my imagination is pretty good lol!
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