Buxus Microphylla 'microphylla'

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Buxus Microphylla 'microphylla'

Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 3:18 pm

Very hard to get shot of my little hedge as it is a rather small area. So this is about the best I can do.
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Postby abwal » Wed May 02, 2007 3:46 pm

Maybe not Midgin, but you sure can make a great photo in Midgin's garden.
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 3:58 pm

Thanks Abwal. One thing I do know... I wish that hedge would grow faster.. I may have patience, but really! :roll:
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Postby The Estate » Wed May 02, 2007 5:05 pm

Love all your nickie knackies, they look great :P
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 5:16 pm

I am waiting for someone to spot the most unusual tie I have used to gather a floppy plant... hint... think colour.. :wink:
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Postby The Estate » Wed May 02, 2007 5:48 pm

What floppy plant, can see on me crappy lappy :cry: :cry: is it black something :roll:
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Postby Patricia » Wed May 02, 2007 5:54 pm

Midg I can see the purple "tie" on what looks like a palm in the purple pot....not sure what you have used though!! :shock:
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 6:55 pm

Patricia is correct.... a purple ribbon is tied around my lemon grass/ fountain grass plants, as they tend to flop over the walkway.

How is that for unorthodox? :lol: :lol:
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Postby Pam » Wed May 02, 2007 7:09 pm

midgin wrote:One thing I do know... I wish that hedge would grow faster.. I may have patience, but really! :roll:


You plant something with 'little' in its name and want it to grow fast?! Methinks there's a bit of a juxtaposition in there somewhere! :lol:
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Postby Pam » Wed May 02, 2007 7:21 pm

I don't know much about box, Midgin, but would the dense shade that appears to be there affect its rate of growth?
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 7:21 pm

Pam, I was trying to calculate earlier today... I think that hedge has been there 7 or so years. :shock: :shock: :shock: I have been VERY patient... :wink:
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 7:31 pm

No Pam, it gets sun up until 2 pm or so. Because it is a raised bed maybe I should water/feed it more often. I do think I should have placed the plants a bit closer :?: :?: Never mind it shall grow eventually.
I have a similar hedge which is older and it is taller, albeit not much. :wink:
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Postby Patricia » Wed May 02, 2007 7:37 pm

Midg I have that same hedge on my driveway...the section that gets morning sun is approx twice as big as the section that is in the shade....do you feed it??
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 7:41 pm

Patricia, I think maybe yours isn't the Buxus Micro micro??
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Postby Patricia » Wed May 02, 2007 7:46 pm

Oh okay...the "common" name dare I say it is ...japanese box
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 7:58 pm

You are right.. but the one I have is I think Dwarf Japanese box. I am having trouble finding a good website with info. I still have the tag, hence the name .. Buxus microphylla 'microphylla'. Very confusing name I think that means small, small. / or micro, micro :?: :?:
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Postby Danny G » Wed May 02, 2007 9:56 pm

My Japanese Box have grown bigger than yours (I believe the name for them is buxus japonica) and they seem to be getting very yellow/pale leaves.. Is yours suffering from that?
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Postby midgin » Thu May 03, 2007 6:57 am

Hi Danny, yes mine is a different type... my leaves haven't yellowed... but I seem to recollect reading somewhere that some varieties do yellow up a bit. Try and find some info on the net...if you are lucky :roll: ... I have fount very little.
I think Patricia has the same variety that you have going by the title of her post.
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Postby Spider Lily » Wed May 09, 2007 9:22 pm

Great pic Midgin and I love your little hedge!
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed May 09, 2007 10:56 pm

Midgin, pics of your garden are just so attractive, your garden's so well-kept with lotsa interesting "knick-knacks" (as TheE puts it)....wished I could "explore" it someday! :)

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