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Hi,Im dave from galway.


 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Hi,Im dave from galway. Reply with quote

Hi all im dave from galway im more of an exotic gardener.I have palms,yuccas,agaves,tree ferns,bamboo,and cana,growing in my garden here in galway,it wasent a great winter for these plants ,but i got through with no damage done,im just wondering if anyone shares the same interest,and how did you find this winter.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome to the forum, Dave.
I'm a tree fern man.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi dave,welcome Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there dave and welcome. Coastal location?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and Welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David, welcome to the site. Not being an exotic gardener myself ( in any sense of the word! ) I am intrigued as to why you choose to grow plants that are so obviously not naturally at home in our sort of climate ? Do you just love the plants themselves or do you need a challenge?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All thanks for your replys.Sive its no challange,these plants grow quiet well here.people think palms just grow in hot countrys,but there is exotics that are hardy to -13c and more, there is a hole range of palms hardy to -8c.Even cordylines which look like palm trees and are all over the country are native to new zealand and so are phormiums which are now very commen in ireland.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just shows you how little I know about those plants! I was thinking of a couple of "exotic" gardens that have been featured on BBC gardening programmes, where the owners would explain how they had to wrap certain plants in fleece and transfer others into a greenhouse in the winter. It all sounded quite exhausting !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sive, it can be like that when its realy cold,but luckely we get milder winters than england,this year has been the coldest winter in years and all mine sailed through,just fleecing them twice,on the coldest nights,i brought nothing inside.Palms are evergreen and give a great summer tropical look even in our deepest winter.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there David. I and I am sure many of the other members would love to see some of the exotics you grow. If you have the time you can start a new exibition thread here to show off the images.... Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob,when i find out how. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidnugent wrote:
No prob,when i find out how. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Yucca... Reply with quote

Hi David.. I've got 2 Yucca's in my front hall. Bought them about 2 years ago and they were approx. 8 inches high. I just measured them (cos I've nothing better to do) and they are now 3 foot and have expanded outwards more than upwards. They have gone from having about 20 stems each to approx. 100. I put the general plant house feed on them (the granuals) about 6 months ago and they just exploded...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, i take it ,it`s yucca elephantipes you have, looks a little like a cordyline with smaller more erect leaves, very good plant,in side and out,
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