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inishindie
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: BOTANIC GARDENS IN BERLIN Reply with quote

Hi

Here are a few photos of the Botanic Gardens in Berlin.


































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Ian

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Gawd, love dragon flys. Nice pic. Whats that growth in the 2nd last pic?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: plant type Reply with quote

Hi Birdy

The photo of the blobby plant on the tree is a Dischidia Nummularia or Ant plant. Here is a bit about them ...

Origin: Malaya, Australia.

Climbing by attaching its roots to the host tree, this epiphyte can reach a height 9 ft. It has pendent stems, and small button-like, silver-grey leaves.

The inflorescence is an umbel of small white tubular flowers with a ring of sparse hairs inside. Masses of fluffy seeds develop after the blooms have faded. It prefers a heavily shaded position in a drought, and frost free area. Fresh seed is sometimes used to propagate this plant, or by division in warm, and moist greenhouse conditions. It lives on many types of trees but mostly paperbark trees (Melaleuca species) on rainforest borders. This little vine has cute little coin shaped leaves and can be variegated with cream and grey. It can be grown as a hanging basket or pot in summer (as it isn't frost hardy), or on moss or bark. It likes bright light but not direct sun over the plant. The mix needs to be kept moderately dry between waterings. They don't like too much water and misting the plant once or twice a week should do the job. Liquid feeding once a month with half strength is adequate. It is also good for terrariums.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing inishindie. I love the inviting ivy covered house at the end of the pathway. I never would have thought of going to the botanic gardens in Berlin. I know they are there now, so must visit if ever in Berlin. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Birdy.

The largest glasshouse in the next to last photo is going through a big refurbishment at the moment so we couldn't get into it. When you have finished looking aorund the gardens there is a pleasing pre- industrial museum come farm outside that lets you look at how the nation used to grow veggies before the tractors came along. It had small craft shops too demonstrating old methods



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