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PostSubject: Return of Carphalea   Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:58 am

Carphalea kirondron has begun the new summer flowering season with half a dozen flower heads . they will cover the shrub over the summer.








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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:52 am

Lovely and bright that one Gwen.
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:56 pm

Its resistant to drought also .
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:18 pm

That's beautiful Gwen!
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:41 pm

That's what I need here Gwen so many of my plants look like they have died today, that shocking wind zapped all the moisture out of the soil that I spent many hours putting in it on the Weekend I even had to water some of the Bougainvillea late today something I have never done before so that will give you an idea on how dry it is here.. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:04 pm

I've managed to kill three so far, not trying again. They don't enjoy clay at all. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:11 pm

Thats good to know thumbs-up as the soil here is all clay too..
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:19 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
Thats good to know thumbs-up as the soil here is all clay too..

If you can raise them they might do OK. They need good drainage, or so I've been told.
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:33 pm

Ok Thanks ...
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:56 am

Thanks Val
MA mine only get water when it raind and for the last 4 months thats been very little.I have never been able to strike it and so many prople have taken cuttings without luck .Of course I have red volcanic soil .
Bubba sorry you have lost yours , must be rthe clay as you say. .
Faye here are 2 better pics of that Heliconis Psittacorum "sassy"






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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:57 pm

Our soil is terrible Gwen as hard as ...
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:44 am

MA all those big trees combined with clay soil , not a good combination unless you have unlimited water.
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PostSubject: Re: Return of Carphalea   Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:43 am

I agree Gwen its a lost cause here at present..
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