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Offline Rena

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Before the peach pips
« on: February 12, 2010, 22:37:22 PM »
This was the shocking state of this cycad bed before - I don't know what the name of this horrible grass weed thing is but it is a major pest and the chooks scratched nearly all the bark mulch out:

Then the first bakkie load of peach pips arrived:

And this is the result so far (my "labourer" is not the fastest worker around....and he wants tea and coffee breaks ....):

Hopefully the chooks won't want to scatch in here anymore....????
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 09:27:43 AM »
Rena, the cycad bed is looking very good, I love it. :good:
Maybe you can try a weed killer on that horrible weed grass if they appear again.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 21:52:47 PM »
Transformation! :good: :clap: :congrats:
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 07:06:59 AM »
 :good: That is one less garden bed you have ot weed
 :woohoo:
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 11:29:12 AM »
It looks great! And the pips won't disintegrate like bark mulch. Did you put down weedguard under the pips?

What are the round white things in the first pic (front, centre)? Tortoise eggs? Ping-pong balls?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 12:12:17 PM by Herma »
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 12:10:04 PM »
Looking good. I love your blue cycads. Especially the one on the left of the first photo.


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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 17:37:44 PM »
Herma -
My labourer hits a few golf balls around (AS WELL as all the coffee breaks......)
No weedguard - the pips are about 20cm deep - and hopefully we weeded all the nasty grass stuff out first.
Just hope the pips don't start growing...................


Clemens -
That's E. Horridus that we grew from seed LONG, LONG ago - the start of the cycad passion. But now someone
has to trim all the twisted bottom leaves off before the pips get added to that part of the bed - and those horridus have the worst prickles of them all - IF we make it, I'll post a photo of the finished bed.
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 10:56:10 AM »
LOL Rena, it sounds like your "labourer" is spoilt rotten! Swap his tea with the pigeon tea to teach him a lesson!   LOL
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 11:42:36 AM »
Herma -

I HAVE to spoil him at the moment - he's agreed to build me a shade-house at last.............. :love:
 

I can't wait......................... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


....when the pond and the peach pips are finished..............






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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 11:48:29 AM »
Cool!  Lucky you!  Lots of clivias to go in there?
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 13:45:34 PM »
Rena
You will have to make up a Things to Do List for him so you don't forget what's next LOL
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2010, 20:54:15 PM »
Herma - nope, the clivia are all happy under the trees.  I mainly want somewhere to put all my seeds and slips and goodies - at the moment Bella and I are at war - she sniffles out all my little pots and bags with slips and things and "plants" them for me...........................and the chooks scratch in my seed trays..........

Abby - well, the first load of peach pips is in place - but the pond has a slow leak and must be sealed first -THEN I can start gently "reminding" him.................................... :woohoo:
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 11:22:34 AM »
Ooooh nice, Rena! I can also do with a place like that. Kitchen is already looking like a nursery and outside is too risky for seed trays.
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Re: Before the peach pips
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 12:37:22 PM »
Very nice collection of cycads. E Horridus is one of my favourites. What other species have you got in the garden. From the photo it seems like there is E Lehmanii and E Eugene Maraisii as well, Correct me if Im wrong