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    Our Spring Garden  (picture heavy)

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just thought Id post a few pics of our back patio area and some of the spring flowers that have bloomed







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    A nice area to enjoy a coffee or two by the looks of it.

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    My fathers old wheelbarrow that we turned into a cactus garden


    Another Barrow we turned into a herb garden ast week


    Various Renuncula




    Strawberry Flowerry with a tiney wee berry in the background


    More renuncula



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    Re: Our Spring Garden  (picture heavy)

    Very nice -- but you left out the "open air roasting station"! :)

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by hazbean link=1191645412/0#3 date=1191651967
    Very nice -- but you left out the "open air roasting station"! :)
    Because it is a bit messy- as usual ;D


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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Your garden looks good this should be a thread for everybody to share thiers as well. I will when I can find the cable to download some. looks like youve got a few cacti.

    Andrew

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Heres one of my favourite shots from last weekend.
    Hunter Valley Gardens.


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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Here are some flowers that ive got at the moment and my grass tree.




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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Here is another. can somebody please tell me how to put more than one photo in a post?

    Thanks


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    The Grass tree.


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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    another Kangaroo Paw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarg link=1191645412/0#8 date=1191667755
    Here is another. can somebody please tell me how to put more than one photo in a post?

    Thanks
    Sarg,
    check this link, it will reveal all.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1187136315

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Great pics nonetheless mate! Are they WA Kangaroo paws youre growing? Mine didnt like my soil - too much clay, not enough pre-mulching (& lack of needed care mind you).

    But from looks they both look thriving, & so big thumbs up! Drought resilience is a factor that should decide our landscaping adventures at the moment.

    My grevilleas & lilly-pillies (please someone horticulturally attuned correct my spelling!) are going great guns, but with absolutely no watering over the past year - just shows how natives prefer neglect to thrive it seems!


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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Love all the spring colour so far. Ive made an album if anyone would like to see some of my flora pics. Most of them are at home, and some of my garden jobs (the flash ones) enjoy................................
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9718&l=eb9bd&id=520347251


    cheers
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    Thanks Lovey for the link.

    Grind sound like your lilly pilliys are going better than mine, although mine arent that old yet but you can see them behind the grass tree between the brick pillars eventually they will be hedged to fill the space. I have clay soil as well but with the KPs I dug big holes and put a kilo of gypsum in the bottom then filled them up with a native potting mix and planted them into that and used a product called Clay breaker with is mixed with water and gives more immediate results than gypsum it would ahve been good to put in the holes first if i had of had it.

    Greenman i like the "mini" garden and the other ones are amazing too. The wisterias look superb!! Ive got some Wisteria seeds which im going to plant out tomorrow which in years to come will hopefully make a good Bonsai.

    Andrew

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    Wow!

    Some beautiful photos and gardens there guys, definitely worthy of praise [smiley=thumbsup.gif]. I wont post up anything from our garden though, unless any of you are into dead grass and brown dirt :-?? Keep em comin 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Here is the front yard looking empty at the moment but when everything grows it will be very colourful and attract a bucket load of birds. The garden is mostly natives with a couple of blueberrys and a coffee tree. There is 1 paperbark, 1 eucalypt, 6 grevillias, 6 banksias, 9 lilly pilliys, 4 Kangaroo paws, 1 grass tree and soon to be small 2x2 veggie patch.

    Andrew




    PS thanks Lovey
    PPS Lucinda I didnt mean to hijack your thread either :-[ if you have more photos of your garden I would love to see them :)

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    I dont mind at all - greenman, I love the mini garden.

    I will post more as I can.

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    Hi Sarg your clay soils and the measures you have to take to plant is totally different to here on the coastal sand plain of Perth.
    Our soils dont hold moisture very well and you have to add heaps of organic matter to build up the soil and retain water, the use of soil wetting agents on gardens and lawns is a necessity to help water retention. I have been full-on preparing all of my jobs for spring, mulching, scalping back lawns to dethatch them, festilising etc etc........

    cheers
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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman link=1191645412/15#18 date=1191711783
    scalping back lawns to dethatch them
    I think id prefer the sandy soils myself. Whats scalping the lawn ive never heard that before?

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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Most of the couch-based lawns in Perth thatch up very quickly due to warm weather, too much fertilising and water etc so they need a therapeutic shave back to almost nothing to rid them of all the built up thatch. Vertimowing is another method of removing thatch and reinvigorating lawns. Spring time is when we do these jobs to get the lawns pristine for summer.
    PS: Im home today because weve got thunder storms and rain!!!!!!!!!
    cheers
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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Hi all here are a few new flowers to burst out.


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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    And another.

    Anybody got any more garden photos... lucinda...greenman?


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    Ive added some more pics to the album if you want a peek, just some of gardens etc on my travels, enjoy!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9718&l=eb9bd&id=520347251

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    Very nice gm.... you take good flower photos do you use a macro lens?

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    I use the macro and super macro on my Canon S2IS, does a half decent job.

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    I just thought Id add some more photos I took this morning.

    This is how our pot garden currently looks. It is a bit scrappy as it has been attacked by these green caterpillers that ate most of the herbs. Thats the price you pay for having an organic garden I suppose



    This is a mini garden that was planted in a large hydroponics tub (these are expensive!!) we have basil, cherry tomatoes and cos lettuce.



    This is a wild stawberry that is hanging in a pot, the wild strawberries are delicious



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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    ....contd

    This is the thornless Blackberry we have growing in a *half wine barrel



    I took the following photos at great risk to myself as I am allergic to beesting. I was very careful and got out of there very quickly and carefull after I took these photos ;D







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    Re: Our Spring Garden *(picture heavy)

    Love the bee pics!!!

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    Thankyou GM, I am very pleased with them. My Camera is starting to get a bit old now, but it still does some lovely macro pics.

    My fantasy is to get an SLR with super macro, but I would have to win the lottery to get it.

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    I know what you mean, Photography is a bit like coffee it can become addictive as well, needing all of those extra lenses, filters etc etc.............

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    Second GM on the bee pics...awesome.



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