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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: My Palm Garden Reply with quote

Some garden pics from galway.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those photos are great ! And the planting looks lovely in the sunshine ! What do the plants look like in the soft Galway rain? (!!)
I love all your pots too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they look tropical Very Happy Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I wasn't told, I would not have known that was Galway. The plants look beautiful, but when combined with the dark wood slabbing, gravel and pots, It just really comes together. Thanks for sharing these davidnugent. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely pictures David. Just wondering where you imported the sunshine from.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,Very funny,Only take pics of this type of garden in the sunshine.Dosent have the same mediterranean look in the rain.but even a sunny day in december, my garden looks like summer,Its all about the summer effect.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos, I would think the garden looks good at any time as there are different shades of green in abundance and different hard landscaping finishes ,it does not depend on summer colour alone. How long did it take to reach its present state of perfection?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started 7 years ago,when i bought my first palm, and took ideas from gardens in spain while on holidays,but i would say you could make this type of garden in a few weeks.its very easy,some stones,some palms,and off you go.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a plant hardiness map for ireland,scotland,wales,and england.If you live in the blue,red or yellow.you will have no prop growing exotic plants such as palms,if you live in the green and bright green,your going to have to keep an eye on your winter temps and fleece your palms when there is a heavy frost,there is palms hardy to -20c and some others to -8c and some to -5c,there is a form in england were people are growing these palms in there gardens all over england,so i dont see a prop doing so in the midlands here.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidnugent wrote:
Heres a plant hardiness map for ireland and england.


Hmmm! Wonder if there's a similar map for Scotland Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: getting that warm feeling across the islands Reply with quote

DavidNugent,
Well done on reintroducing the Med. to Galway. A point much missed by people who've not ever lived in Galway is that there are micro-climates all over the place there. I've been in gardens near Newcastle and also outside Clarinbridge where they could grow anything and did. It was in Galway the local asked the visitor moaning about the soft day that was in it. "You want sunshine? Just wait ten minutes a stór and it'll be along". You've hit the gardening nail on the head though, good buddy. You decided what you wanted. You stayed focussed. You got what you wanted. Seven years is about right. I'm five in my present location and I reckon I've got two to go, but I'm getting there. "New" gardeners on this forum could learn from your patience.

Thanks for the map. There is another visual way of figuring how cold a place may get. Look for Grisellinia hedges around where you live. They take an awful hammering if they get frost. Tips of leaves turn black. They fail to thrive or get killed. In the '60s in Ireland you hardly ever saw grisellinia outside the SW fingers of Cork and Kerry.

As for as the midlands of Ireland, watch it with anything that does not like frost. They get some mighty cold nights in Winter The lowest temperature I ever recorded anywhere was in Doon, Co. Offally. (Minus) -10C overnight and I got it on a number of occasions in clear winter nights 1996-1999!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,If your wondering where scotland is,it`s just above england Very Happy Here are some good forms and some great pics of exotic gardens in the above map. www.growingontheedge.net - www.hardytropicals.co.uk

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to remove that palm society link as it is borked.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borked?? What's that?
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Something is "borked" when it doesn't work correctly or misbehaves, generally due to negligence by the person(s) responsible for it. Etymology: Combine one part "broken" and one part Swedish Chef and you get "borked." It's very modern so I reckon the good doctor is 'on the money'.
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