Agapanthus Border

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Agapanthus Border

Postby Greenleaves » Mon May 07, 2007 9:23 pm

This is our hard earned border coming into fruition. We look forward to a reward of bloom in summer from our Black Panthers & Blue Agapanthus from Garden Express.

Can't seem to get photo's posted - used Ians advice but still in trouble.
Will try again.

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Got it!! :D
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Mon May 07, 2007 9:41 pm

Love Aggie's, keep trying, ask Lin, she know's. :D
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Postby Danny G » Mon May 07, 2007 10:02 pm

Your place seems like to be an oasis amongst the bareness....
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Postby Greenleaves » Mon May 07, 2007 10:09 pm

Thanx DG - This is thanx to ample salty bore water. Yes, we await anxiously for rain - my garden gives good drought therapy in times like this. :)
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Postby tilly » Mon May 07, 2007 11:08 pm

Lovely......good size area to play in :) ......
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Postby jasalim » Tue May 08, 2007 7:18 am

they will look awesome when in flower :)
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Postby The Estate » Tue May 08, 2007 9:30 am

and you hav a wheelbarrow too :P
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue May 08, 2007 10:33 am

Do like that, I hope to see them when they are all grown up and in flower, they will look spectacular. :D
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Postby Luzy » Tue May 08, 2007 6:24 pm

Very nice, Greenleaves, the border - and the whole area - looks great! :D The bed up the far end toward the paddock looks interesting, too... It's so nice to see big trees in an area where they can do their thing properly. :D
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Postby Greenleaves » Tue May 08, 2007 7:33 pm

Luzy wrote: It's so nice to see big trees in an area where they can do their thing properly. :D


I agree Luzy... Love to see trees growing their own natural way. Often see trees & shrubs squashed into other stuff & say the to them " you poor thing if only u cd grow how you need to!" But we r priv to have the room.
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Postby Spider Lily » Wed May 09, 2007 9:28 pm

Greenleaves, I love your pic, the border looks great and will look even better!
Love what DannyG said about your oasis amongst the bareness. Fully agree there :D
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed May 09, 2007 10:52 pm

Danny G wrote:Your place seems like to be an oasis amongst the bareness....


Exactly what ran thru my mind when I saw your pics Greenleaves! They'll look great once established, already looking fantastic now!

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Postby Pam » Fri May 11, 2007 7:55 am

Ditto all of the above! :D I'd love to see that same area again in a year or two?!
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Postby The Estate » Fri May 11, 2007 8:37 am

Pam wrote:Ditto all of the above! :D I'd love to see that same area again in a year or two?!


if full flower will look great :P
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Postby Greenleaves » Fri May 11, 2007 9:19 am

Thanx for all the compliments.

The aggies were planted Aug 06 - a coupla mths back I felt they shd be doing betta & contemplated on pulling them out. The leaves were very strapy & thin but they were multiplying. Still the leaves r quite strapy but they have hardly seen rain.

I had one to flower in summer - hope this summer will prove betta.

Someone suggested to be patient that they r just getting established.

That's my trouble - no enough patients!!!
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri May 11, 2007 10:52 am

When I have planted them in the past they have taken a good year or two to come good. I have four in the front garden at the moment which are 12 months old, I got 2 flowers this year and they are just starting to look really healthy. Must admit I haven't done much to them but do give them a feed and half a bucket of water every now and then. :D
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Postby midgin » Fri May 11, 2007 11:01 am

Well laid ot, Greenleaves... it should look fabulous when in flower.
Just curious, the fields nearby, are they ploughed for crops?
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Postby Greenleaves » Fri May 11, 2007 11:33 am

Just curious, the fields nearby, are they ploughed for crops?[/quote]

Yes, have been ploughed for 18mths! we missed last years winter season & this summer :cry: :!: So here's hoping we get a crop in soon.
All the farmers r hanging out for a season.

Will plant barley wheat & oats for seed (not feed grain - big diff). Must be kept weed-free for us to process - grade & bag in 25kgs.
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Postby midgin » Fri May 11, 2007 3:00 pm

Best of luck, let's hope you have crops very soon.
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Postby Greenleaves » Tue May 22, 2007 8:26 pm

Just come across these "before" & "in the making" pics.
Good to look back for a comparison :D :D

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