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  • SHARE A GARDEN PHOTO & INSPIRE OTHERS

    Posted by Craig A on April 8, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Hi everyone, let’s share pictures of your gardens in this feed so we can all appreciate each others hard work.

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    m0v1em4n replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 12 Members · 27 Replies
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  • Craig A

    Administrator
    April 8, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Here’s me amongst the plants in my tiny garden last year (excuse the shirt πŸ˜‚)

  • Frankie A

    Member
    April 9, 2023 at 9:24 am

    The tropical border by my pond last year

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 10, 2023 at 7:49 am

      The Brugmansia looks great πŸ‘

  • Eddie Priest

    Member
    April 9, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Top 3 taken yesterday bottom two end off season last year

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 10, 2023 at 7:48 am

      Love the size of those leaves!

  • Neil Oldham

    Member
    April 9, 2023 at 11:40 am

    One photo from this year & 2 from last year, the tropical garden is 3 years old this year.

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 10, 2023 at 7:49 am

      Gorgeous, I really like the design of your path.

  • Mike Clayton

    Member
    April 10, 2023 at 8:55 am
    • Neil Oldham

      Member
      April 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      I love this, really inspiring πŸ‘

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 11, 2023 at 7:43 am

      Amazing Mike, I love the rich colour tones everywhere. Makes me desperate for summer now πŸ˜‚

  • frankmurphy50

    Member
    April 10, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Sitting here in the rain and cold it’s hard to believe this border will every come back

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 11, 2023 at 7:42 am

      Absolutely gorgeous, this is a perfect example for how the open space of a lawn can ‘set off’ a tropical border. Love it.

  • Cookie

    Member
    April 11, 2023 at 1:02 am

    First post here so figured I’d start with some pics. I’ll be rebuilding the left side border this year after removing a yucca (my other half insisted on getting) I’ve also dug out what was a good growing bottle brush shrub/tree that was rotted down to the roots, I’m so gutted about this one.

    Another victim of the hard winter weather this year are my bananas. They haven’t been wrapped for the last 7 years or so have taken a good battering, this has been the worst year I’ve known them to die right back to the roots.

    Any tree work done around my area I’m straight round to ask for some logs. I think they look great stripped and dotted around the garden, I’m sure my cats appreciate them as a jump up to the fences.

    I’ve got a couple of new plants on order but my pride and joy has to be my aussie palm and my fortunei that looks great with lanters hanging from it.

    Few snaps from 2021/22


    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 11, 2023 at 7:41 am

      Looks great @Cookie πŸ‘Œ I share that same love for logs in a garden.

  • richsned

    Member
    April 13, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    A relatively young garden, not enough shade but slowly collecting young aralias / schefflera. West Yorkshire.

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 14, 2023 at 8:02 am

      Amazing, what are the Scheffleras I can see in this pic?

  • mebobin

    Member
    April 14, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    4 years ago i started an Indoor Jungle. Today its nearly 50m by 20m in size and growing. I can’t get enough of making a hot tropical environment and always looking for new species of plants to add πŸ™‚

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    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 15, 2023 at 9:04 am

      WOW! This is stunning. How long has it taken you to create this @mebobin ?

  • SteveDemp

    Member
    April 16, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Mine’s a bit of a mish mash but my general aim is to a larger, taller tropical look, whilst still keeping the ‘hot’ coloured flowers and climbers I’ve got going currently.

    Any recs for tall, leafy stuff to grow in pots on my patio, greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

    Edit: embedded pic links didn’t work – back in a bit πŸ˜€


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  • SteveDemp

    Member
    April 16, 2023 at 10:26 pm
    • Craig A

      Administrator
      April 17, 2023 at 7:04 am

      It’s beautiful @SteveDemp . I love the displays of Rudbeckia, they are fantastic for late colour aren’t they?! πŸ‘Œ

      • SteveDemp

        Member
        April 17, 2023 at 8:32 am

        They are indeed, Craig πŸ™‚ The bees and butterflies love them, too.

  • Kim412

    Member
    June 21, 2023 at 10:38 am

    My garden today, loving it πŸ₯°

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      June 23, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      It’s looking very lush. I love that pond in a pot, this is something I’ve been considering adding to my garden. I just need to figure out where I can fit it in! πŸ˜‚

  • m0v1em4n

    Member
    July 5, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    My second year with my tropical garden, still lots to do

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    • Craig A

      Administrator
      July 11, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      Wow @m0v1em4n . What a view from your conservatory! The dark woodwork looks great against the lush green plants too. Are the carnivorous plants in your pot hardy?

      • m0v1em4n

        Member
        July 12, 2023 at 8:02 am

        Thank you , Yes the Pitcher plants are hardy, apparently they need a period of cold they even kept there tubes over winter.

        The left side got hit bad by the frost and I lost my Melianthus Major and the Tetrapanax got a beating and still not recovered

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