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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 12:08:58 PM »
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 22:40:44 PM »
Michael
(This thread is fast moving away from a hanging basket - sorry Abby)
Now this pic I do believe is you ;)
I remember you posting a long while back about catching a wave or something similar, so knew you are a surfer!

However, having said that, I do see that this surfer-dude has little-to-no hair!

Long-live the intrigue, I see is your motto!

(Whatever blows your hair back!)

Seriously now:  Abby, thought I'd asked in another post, but don't see it: (thinking of the azaleas looking so great) what area of Australia are you in?  Tell us a bit about your climate, please.
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2008, 11:24:55 AM »

Mel
The full coverage of our climate is under your thread "Tiny Frog"

I live on The Central Coast of Eastern OZ
Climate:
Most of the time it is 'Beautiful one day and Perfect the next".  :)

I moved the Hanging basket to the 'dogs and chickens' so anything goes  ;)


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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 11:36:20 AM »
Michael
The noneens I have are Chinese Silkies and Polish Bantams

I am still waiting on pix of you mothering the little ones  ;D
 
   
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 15:08:15 PM »
Right Abby, I went and read all about your climate in the 'tiny frog' thread.  I'd missed your reply, but thought I had asked before now.  I must set notifiers when i ask questions then I know where to find the answers!! ;)

So, enjoy your beautiful today and your perfect tomorrow.  Does sound like good weather.


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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2008, 16:14:25 PM »

Mel,

I complain bitterly when it moves from that perfect weather like tonight when I went out with the pup for a nature call in 5C.

On the quiet side tomorrow they forcast wind which is a lot less than perfect - I hate the wind. I will just have to stay indoors doing some paperwork.  :)
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2008, 20:49:23 PM »
Gosh, 5 degrees, that's serious!!
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2008, 22:08:27 PM »
Hi Abby

I missed this thread the first time it came round but I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love your orchid, it is something really special.  Orchids are flowering in the Garden centers here at the moment and I find it more and more difficult to talk myself out of buying one.  Today there was one that really caught my fancy it was yellow and lime green.  I also love the white ones!

I spent a year in Australia after I matriculated hight school, I lived in Alstonville (near Ballina) which I imagine is south of where you stay and the weather is stunning.  I loved it!

Speaking of dogs, I have a new puppy, he is three months old and we named him Sunny, he would still fit in a tissue box.  This is him when he was 8 weeks old:



He is a Yorkshire terrier but we think that he is a Yorkshire TERROR!!!  He is sooo naughty!


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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2008, 22:15:44 PM »
He is sooo cute, Leisl!
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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2008, 07:49:50 AM »
Hi Abby,

Do you sometimes use the wire hanging baskets with coir liners? I see that you used a plastic hanging basket. I am just curious to know whether you have tested the results between the plastic and wire options?

I know the plastic is much cheaper but our experience over here in South Africa is that the wire baskets allows more air to get to the roots and hence the better growth.

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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2008, 13:13:27 PM »

Hi Leisl
Your "Sunny" is an absolute delight - if you have not guessed yet I just love puppies.

I like the sound of the yellow and lime green orchid - I presume it is a cymbidium.
I only have a few orchids, mainly the native species variety.

You will have to come again one day - its a great place and this time you will have to drop in and give me a hand with some gardening.  ;)





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Re: How about this for a hanging basket?
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2008, 13:36:11 PM »

Fritz
Apropos plastic v's choir lined wire baskets.

Yes I've had experience with both.
Aesthetically, I do like the look of the choir lined baskets.
 
I live across the road from a bush which attracts a lot of the native birds and fauna who all think I put the choir out for their nesting purposes. They can demolish a basket in a day which does nothing for a plant if you do not find it immediately.

So out of practicality I use the plastic baskets, which I have been known to decorate with folk art to hide the plastic. The pots hang in the trees and God looks after them whilst they are not in bloom. When they come into bloom I trot them closer to the house for display.

I am currently building a wire basket which I plan to line with fibre from my palm trees which is a bit more solid than choir and hopefully will not be as attractive to my visitors. I will post pix when I finish it. :)
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