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kindredspirit
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Step out of your comfort zone! Reply with quote

If you're into flowers, don't be always mundane and ordinary. Push the boundaries, be alive! step forward and explore.

http://www.tropicaltemptations.eu/plants.html

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Sive
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very beautiful, kindredspirit, but I suspect many of us are wary of being too adventurous after this winter's losses. I'm suddenly noticing the words "Fully Hardy" on plant labels much more than I ever did before !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive,

I know.

I lost ALL my Agaves this winter but I won't be beaten! I have a cunning plan.

I'll let you know in in a few months, but I'll get Agaves growing successfully in our climate. You just have to think differently. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Sive
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admire your energy. I'm a lazy gardener, I like to work with nature and have her on my side !
I sometimes wonder is it a male thing to want to grow exotic plants ? Do women go for the jungle look ?
Maybe there is a Tarzan lurking in many a male chest !
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you are right about growing new species and unusual plants and shrubs, but this year I was thinking of sticking to the reliable and trustworthy. I know what will be successful in my garden and and I was thinking of sticking with it this year. Like sive I vere towards mother nature and grow things that encourage bees, and all sorts of insects, and wildlife. I even like the slugs, as I know the birdlife seem to enjoy eating them.
Although I also cover the veggie patch with seaweed that discourages the slugs from eating the plants. I will look up the link as i do have a space or two empty due to frost damage, and one spot is particularly sunny and sheltered.
Thanks for the making me move out of my comfort zone.
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