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Offline Clint_D

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Gardening, landscaping and plants in general
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:36:52 pm »


I lucked out getting all of these in the garage the morning before it snowed!


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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 10:58:31 am »
Wow no replies at all.

Growing stuff is good.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 01:20:40 am »
We have an indoor jungle at our house! It’s one of my favorite things about our place. Random outtakes for evidence!


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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 06:53:53 am »
That's awesome, Ann!  Y'all's place looks great!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 08:15:27 pm »
Looks great and I see you nabbed that chair


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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 06:44:49 am »
Thanks, you guys.

I know y’all seem to have a similar green and growing habitat, Clint. I truly think it makes the house feel more alive—certainly makes the air fresher.

I picked up that chair the moment I saw it—couldn’t resist. I haven’t made any inquiries about re-upholstering it yet, though. That’s where the true expense may be. I do love the looks of it, though.


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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 12:15:44 pm »
A rose bought for me by my sisters for my Kanreki in front of a beautiful Agapanthus....

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 07:33:35 pm »
A wild flower (pretty weed?) that is fekkin' every where around my neck of the woods at the mo'. No idea what it is but it it's a bit like a thistle.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 02:02:20 am »
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 02:10:20 am »
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 08:34:49 pm »
I really enjoy gardening but I am one of those fearful amateurs. I know that if a plant is not right for its aspect in the garden and it doesn't flourish, just learn from it. Our new home has lots of potential, do I'm slowly working on it. It is also so positive for my mental health.

Tips and advice would be really welcome folks :)

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 08:57:11 pm »
Get some decent books on plants for different aspects/soils.  I rate myself pretty good at gardening, I designed and planted our current 1/3 acre garden from scratch (when we bought the house, the only thing in the garden was the house) and I learnt everything from books...
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 09:26:35 pm »
I really enjoy gardening but I am one of those fearful amateurs. I know that if a plant is not right for its aspect in the garden and it doesn't flourish, just learn from it. Our new home has lots of potential, do I'm slowly working on it. It is also so positive for my mental health.

Tips and advice would be really welcome folks :)

I only know about growing fruit / veg but for those it is highly beneficial to use varieties that are known to work well in your area. Do some research on the variety and how to look after it and you should be good.
If starting from seeds a heated propagator is an amazing tool that gives fast and reliable germination.
Once they germinate it is beneficial to give them as much light as possible to stop them stretching too much.
Start them in tiny pots is my method to save tricky early transplanting.
Re-pot them when you see roots coming out of the bottom.
Keep slugs and pests away, they love young plants and will eat them in no time.
Start feeding them when they are bigger at recommended dose.
I could go on and on all day but its probably best to buy some books as mentioned already and slowly start to learn.

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 09:16:34 pm »
Dorset Naga chilli. Hottest chilli in the world about 10 years ago and was developed in England


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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 10:28:36 pm »
@Giles thanks for the advice. I'll go to our library and borrow a few books (we live in the sort of area where you are more inclined to find gardening books than 50 shades of grey, our previous are was the reverse!).

I quite like ornamental grasses so I'm thinking of an area planted out with some nice variation with a membrane and pebbles, and area of potted culinary herbs, and something for our young son such as small vegetable patch.