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PostSubject: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:40 am

MA gave me the pups and they are growing well , they get a couple of hours of late afternoon sun, thay have not flowered and I have no names .











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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:00 pm

They are growing well Gwen. Sorry I have no idea of some of the names as I bought them from Beenleigh Sunday Market and not many sellers can tell you the names of their plants. Is there a reason you have them planted in those half blocks as they grow into big plants once they multiply and are way too close that one with the pink edge multiplies fast and can grow into a metre round in less than one year..

Did this red one survive, if not let me know as one can go in the next parcel

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I will have names when they flower of the common ones or ones I have found on line

The big one in the middle top and on the right in the second pic looks like a common one

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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:15 pm

MA I was talking to Faye yesterday about moving the Broms. they were put there at the time I got them as Ihad nowhere in mind for them.
Iwas thinking I could get John to lay a couple of logs down together , block off the ends and leave enough room between the logs for Broms . fill up with potting mix and mulch mixed . Do they grow ok in mostly shade with a bit of dappled afternoon sun or do they need more sun. The 7 in the post are all I have
PS I JUST LOOKED UP MY RECORDS . YOU SENT ME THE PUPS OF BROMS ON
DEC 15 TH 2008 .so they should be much bigger than they are.
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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:29 pm

Good idea Gwen to get them out of there then they will be able to grow much better, mine grow in shade and get late afternoon sun except that big light green one with red in the centre and a blue flower that is in full sun also.. Mine are just planted in the ground no special treatment I only water in the middle of them.

You only have seven did some die as I thought I gave you just about one of everyone I had except the big ones..I will wait till yours flower to see what you have got, do you mean that they have not flowered yet as some should have by now..

I have a pic of the pink edge one dated the 17th Oct its only a small plant and it has a stem with a flower on it the Billbergia pyramidalis should have flowered in March or April and I have a few that should flower in November I think some of mine are slower this year because I divided them at three different times to give to members and maybe they have not caught up yet..
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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:53 pm

MA that 7 are the survivors an none have flowered yet .
The only reason I thought of logs is for protection from turkey and scrub fowl .

Faye and I have just returned from having our swine flu vax. all done en masse in the shire hall all this week.

As we drove back in the drive way 2 scrubfowl ran out of the shade garden followed by 3 brush turkey .They had a ball while we were out.
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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:00 pm

They are a jolly nuisance Gwen do you think logs will stop them club club
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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:05 am

Your Broms look very healthy, Gwen. My broms flower at different times, don't give up hope, they will surprise you when you least expect it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Bromeliad collection   Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:18 pm

Broms are tough plants Pitta.
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