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Offline Herma

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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2010, 12:53:01 PM »
That sounds like a fantastic experience Kareen!  I once hugged a big cheetah but I've never played with a giant kitten. Cheetah purr is something out of this world! They have hard hair like a dog though, they don't feel like cats.

The pic is so small on my screen that I can't really see anything though  :'(
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2010, 13:03:57 PM »
Thanks guys, I had decided to go with fruit. PASSION fruit...

You were all very helpful.

Now to go and find some seeds.
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2010, 13:07:27 PM »
You can save a lot of time by buying a passionfruit plant Jody!  They're not expensive, I paid R70 for mine and in SA it should be even less.
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2010, 13:21:48 PM »
Thanks guys, I had decided to go with fruit. PASSION fruit...

You were all very helpful.

Now to go and find some seeds.

Try this link Jody - lots of very interesting things on there http://herbgarden.co.za/mountainherb/index.htm
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2010, 13:23:51 PM »
That sounds like a fantastic experience Kareen!  I once hugged a big cheetah but I've never played with a giant kitten. Cheetah purr is something out of this world! They have hard hair like a dog though, they don't feel like cats.

The pic is so small on my screen that I can't really see anything though  :'(
It was Herma, I would do it again and again and again - I really need to go there again soon - it's only about and hour and a half away from me, so there is no excuse except time.  Unfortunately, the profile pics are shrunk down and very little detail can be seen... Maybe I should email you the pic  :mmm:
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2010, 13:28:58 PM »
I wonder what would happen if you smuggle in some catnip? Hmmm maybe that could turn out dangerous!
Yes I'd love to see the pic Kareen! I'll PM you my email address.
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2010, 13:33:05 PM »

Yes I'd love to see the pic Kareen! I'll PM you my email address.

Me too..... ;D
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 13:47:23 PM »
 :mmm: What  is this Kareen you have pix of babies and not posting them  ???  :-\  :'(
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 13:58:16 PM »
Looks like I'm having a serious "blonde moment" day today.... of course I can post the pic, how stupid of me, it's on my photobucket...   LOL


And as you can see, I'm not blonde  ::)
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 14:08:53 PM »
Oh!  :love: I want one
Such a dear little face  :-*  :-*  :-*

Now Jody that  is the sort of climber you want LOL
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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2010, 14:13:27 PM »
Now Jody that  is the sort of climber you want LOL
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 14:24:18 PM »
I want one too! Just look at that happy little face
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 16:57:24 PM »
Cute little bugger Kareen.

Back to the climber. I saw the Chinese Trumpet Creeper for the first time in Korea, and it is a stunning, hardy plant. The amount of flowers, and the colour, a blend of apricot, peach and orange, is just stunning.

The botanical name is Campsis grandiflora. It is related to the American Campsis Radicans that one often sees, but much nicer.
Have any of you nursery crawlers seen this plant for sale in SA?



Take a look at this link as well.
http://www.learn2grow.com/gardeningguides/vines/featuredplants/chinesetrumpet.aspx

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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2010, 17:48:37 PM »
Clemens -

Wow - that is stunning - first time I've seen it.

 I know the C radicans and that it is freely available here (but don't have it - I have to have a VERY GOOD reason for buying new plants these days.......) - and now I have another excuse to go nursery-crawling ;D

I see in the link it says it makes a show for 1 month and then sporadic flowers on and off - is that the way it works in Korea??
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2010, 17:56:51 PM »
I used to have one of these creepers when I lived in another house - as far as I can remember they are also called Bignonia.  They can get very invasive - we found them shooting up in the built in cupboards and coming through the walls from outside between the skirting boards and wall - very handy if you want an indoor garden with no effort  LOL
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