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"Burrawang Mana" palm update

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Walter John

Here's the latest from the BMW team (Burrawang Mana and Wal).

A triple play on these Carpentaria acuminatas. Cyphophoenix elegans on the left.

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Walter John

All young Kentiopsis have surrended to the mana.

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oliviformis

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magnifica

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pyriformis 2 plants, Pinanga coronata on the right

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Walter John

Also in today, Chamaedorea glaucifolia triple and lil' Pinanga philippinensis quadruple right down the back fence.

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Walter John

Both main side areas are getting full now, crotons and cordys for the tropical touch going in as well. Time to start on the bush area and front areas.

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Walter John

Just needs time.

more pics later.

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love the colours on this cordyline.

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BS Man about Palms

Looking great Wal!! I think with the sun and now "at that size", the magnifica might actually grow at a decent pace for you!! (1-2 fronds a year) :winkie:

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BS Man about Palms

Hey! I think I spied a "dark mealybug" palm planted!!! Coolio!

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Walter John

Hey! I think I spied a "dark mealybug" palm planted!!! Coolio!

maybe you did..

Yet to go in Bill are these highland fling mongrel mealy buggers. hovotendrina ? I forgot already.

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Walter John

Aiphanes horrida goes to the bush zone, keeping out of harms way, I got spiked yet again even with carbonite gloves on. :(

I love this bad boy though.

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Walter John

New spears are coming on nearly every palm I've planted, and they've grown these spears since being planted..

very happy bout that sir..

Archo purpurea

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Green bizzie baby powers

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Tassie_Troy1971

Hi Wal

Looks like the "no Jungle this time " policy has been overuled by an ever evolving obsession ! :mrlooney:

keep up the good work !

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Walter John

The afternoon sun of autumn kisses and blesses Burrawang Mana, all is good in the valley of the glasshouse mountains, you're in palm heaven and you can rock a bye your sweet baby James. :)

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Walter John

The Livistona humilis still awaits planting, keeping well thank goodness.

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These Dypsis sp.noidea don't appear to like full sun. Would like to see them planted soon. Nice reddish bases.

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4 Roystonea princeps potted up and placed in a warm spot for the upcoming cooler seasons. One of these is earmarked for Matt of northern NSW.

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Mr Cycad

Looking good Wal, keep up the good work!

Are you going to plant some cycads in there too?

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Shon

How are the palms you transplanted from your old place? No casualties I hope. Everything looks really good.

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ariscott

You have been busy, Wal... time to connect the dot now and mulch in between the palms.... :). It is much easier to mow.... trust me!!

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Walter John

You have been busy, Wal... time to connect the dot now and mulch in between the palms.... :). It is much easier to mow.... trust me!!

This is planned for later Ari, when things really slow down, about mid June, then a massive mulching project will occur.

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Walter John

How are the palms you transplanted from your old place? No casualties I hope. Everything looks really good.

Thanks Shon, had a loss back at the old place, and it looks like the Livistona fulva is gone :angry: , otherwise all is fine.

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Walter John

Looking good Wal, keep up the good work!

Are you going to plant some cycads in there too?

Yes Kurt, I dug up a couple of cycads from the old place but I was told to wait 12 months before re plant. An african and a Dioon.

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palmislandRandy

Nice start Wal. :D If I planted those babies in full sun here, they'd be toast! Are you planning any hardwood trees for canopy, or all palms. Randy

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Walter John

Nice start Wal. :D If I planted those babies in full sun here, they'd be toast! Are you planning any hardwood trees for canopy, or all palms. Randy

No more hardwood trees Randy, there's enough of those at the back. Palms and tropical foilage plants and some cycads later. Here's the overall view as you can see planting is on the sides of the yard only so the back bush vista remains. Should be interesting in a few years or so.

Left side (note the two growing mango trees will assist with shade where needed)

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right side (generally all day sun, this is where I placed the bigger/older transplants)

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centre (I don't want to plant anything to block this)

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John in Andalucia

Looking good Wal. The name is really catchy, good choice. In England you'd be known as Lord of the Mana! BTW, in the R. princeps line up, is that a P. pacifica far left, and what is the big seedling second from left?

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Walter John

Looking good Wal. The name is really catchy, good choice. In England you'd be known as Lord of the Mana! BTW, in the R. princeps line up, is that a P. pacifica far left, and what is the big seedling second from left?

Hi John, the far left is a Pritchardia thurstonii and I can't believe you can't pick the one next to it, you are joshing me, have a closer look. All the way from Mission Beach too, now there's a hint if ever there was one. :D

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John in Andalucia

Looking good Wal. The name is really catchy, good choice. In England you'd be known as Lord of the Mana! BTW, in the R. princeps line up, is that a P. pacifica far left, and what is the big seedling second from left?

Hi John, the far left is a Pritchardia thurstonii and I can't believe you can't pick the one next to it, you are joshing me, have a closer look. All the way from Mission Beach too, now there's a hint if ever there was one. :D

Oh yeah! :lol: Funny, I just potted up 17 P. thurstonii today. As 2-leafers go, they must be the slimmest Pritchardia seedlings ever.

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realarch

Boy, once you connect the dots with mulch it's going to really pull things together. It'll be a major transformation.

Tim

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MattyB

That's amazing how much you've done in such a short period of time. Where did you get all these plants? Did you have them in pots at the old place or are they transplants?

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Ntheastpalms

Hi Wal

Been offline a bit lately with intermittant computer problems.

Burrawang manna is looking great some really nice palm species you have planted there & with that beaut Sunshine coast climate it will be a real jungle soon enough.

Once again thanks for the Roystonea princeps seedling.

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Walter John

That's amazing how much you've done in such a short period of time. Where did you get all these plants? Did you have them in pots at the old place or are they transplants?

The short version is that the palms are made up of transplants, potted collection and several purchased since my arrival.

The long version can be downloaded from www.ratpackers.com.au. This web site is under construction, well it's just an idea really, and the idea is under construction I suppose.

Abstract from the long version:

To give you an idea I hired a 3 ton truck one weekend in the shift to here and one of the truckloads was made up entirely of palms and one or two cycads, most were transplants, but still plenty from my potted collection.

After we got here, about two days after we arrived, the heavens opened and didn't stop for a month or so and I needed some water lovers.

On the subject of how much I've done in a short time ?, well that's got something to do with my drive to get back to where I was at with my palm jungle and the fact that the planting season was and is getting short, already the temps are cooling and the days of light are dwindling. It's been hard but satisfyingly enjoyable and I couldn't wait for a ratpack plant out, too anxious.

bye all and thanks for the encouraging words..

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palmtreesforpleasure

Hi Wal

or should we call you Bwana mana. The garden is coming along at a great pace and no hills hoist in site, Your place looks wonderful with all that space. Soon to be called Wal's botanical garden, Greenleaf the senior botanist on site.

well done Wal

regards

colin

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LauraAnu

Great plantings Wal. How far apart are those palms planted?

Laura

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brodklop

Looking good Wal. Good idea to get em in before winter so they can explode out of the ground in spring.

Will try and get up some day to check it out.

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Tyrone

Well done Wal. You have been busy. I'm glad most things survived the move from your old place. Are you going to put in a bamboo grove of Dendrocalamus gigantueus or D asper, because you've got the room? :winkie:

Go on do it. You know you should. :drool:

Best regards

Tyrone

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Walter John

Well done Wal. You have been busy. I'm glad most things survived the move from your old place. Are you going to put in a bamboo grove of Dendrocalamus gigantueus or D asper, because you've got the room? :winkie:

Go on do it. You know you should. :drool:

Best regards

Tyrone

You read me like a book Tyronne. I have planted gracilis and chungii already near the back fence on the right side but there I was at the Caboolture markets the other day and this bamboo nut was selling the big stuff for a low price. The evil planning mind has not stopped since. He was selling Dendrocalamus Brandisii var. 'Black' and Dendrocalamus Latiflorus I think it was. Maybe on the other side of the back fence :hmm:

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Tyrone

Well done Wal. You have been busy. I'm glad most things survived the move from your old place. Are you going to put in a bamboo grove of Dendrocalamus gigantueus or D asper, because you've got the room? :winkie:

Go on do it. You know you should. :drool:

Best regards

Tyrone

You read me like a book Tyronne. I have planted gracilis and chungii already near the back fence on the right side but there I was at the Caboolture markets the other day and this bamboo nut was selling the big stuff for a low price. The evil planning mind has not stopped since. He was selling Dendrocalamus Brandisii var. 'Black' and Dendrocalamus Latiflorus I think it was. Maybe on the other side of the back fence :hmm:

Dendrocalamus brandisii var "black" Yeah. Awesome. :drool: I wish I had more room to plant more big stuff like that one here. That one will just go off in your much better climate. I've got D latiflorus here and it's huge. I've got canes maybe 15cm across and it's only 5 and a bit years in the ground from a stick. But Dendrocalamus brandisii var "black" is just one of those ultimates. Like a Cuban Royal with a red crownshaft.!!!!

The other night I dreamt I had two acres. I woke up. :(

One day I'll have to come and pay a visit if you'll have me.

best regards

Tyrone

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ariscott

I want those D. brandisii var 'black'!!!!! my one and only brandisii didn't make it, when the dog knocked it of the table... :angry:

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Jeff in St Pete

Nice plantings Wal! I look forward to watching your new garden grow and mature.

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Walter John

What could possibly complete two Chambeyronia macrocarpas ? Why, a Chambeyronia hookeri of course. Collected this yellow devil while I wasn't even looking at the local markets this morning. You know how it goes, you get your car to drive home and when you get home there's this mysery palm in the back, "now how did that get in there ?".

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While I was positioning this Chambey I noticed some lovely red on this Dypsis dwarf lasty, thought I'd show it off to the red neck red necks.

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yachtingone

Very nice work on the garden Wal! It's going to be cool to see future pics as the plants fill in!laugh.gif

Randy

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Utopia Palms

Wal,

Great photographs .....it is always VERY EXCITING at the start.........patch work is good like you said for now......more mulch to come..........smart move mulch during the winter...the heat in queensland is relentless..............the weather has been fantastic for gardening......and digging in general that is between the showers....bit odd this rain thing.......you must be bless by the gods...........we too had loads of rain after an extended dry upon move to utopia in the beings.............I am wondering with a name like BURRANG MANA if you have native title............or native blood that is?.............you might conjure up native spirit being near the glass house mountains.............

The Aboriginal Legend

The legend of the Glasshouse Mountains in Aboriginal told stories runs: Now Tibrogargan was the father of all the tribes and Beerwah was his wife, and they had many children.

Coonowrin, the eldest; the twins, Tunbubudla; Miketeebumulgrai; Elimbah whose shoulders were bent because she carried many cares; the little one called Round because she was so fat and small; and the one called Wild Horse since he always strayed away from the others to paddle out to sea. (Ngungun, Beerburrum and Coochin do not seem to be mentioned in the legend).

One day when Tibrogargan was gazing out to sea, he perceived a great rising of the waters. He knew then that there was to be a very great flood and he became worried for Beerwah, who had borne him many children and was again pregnant and would not be able to reach the safety of the mountains in the west without assistance.

So he called to his eldest son, Coonowrin, and told him of the flood which was coming and said, "Take your mother, Beerwah, to the safety of the mountains while I gather your brothers and sisters who are at play and I will bring them along."

When Tibrogargan looked back to see how Coonowrin was tending to his mother he was dismayed to see him running off alone. Now this was a spiritless thing for Coonowrin to do, and as he had shown himself to be a coward he was to be despised.

Tibrogargan became very angry and he picked up his nulla nulla and chased Coonowrin and cracked him over the head with a mighty blow with such force that it dislocated Coonowrin's neck, and he has never been able to straighten it since.

By and by, the floods subsided and, when the plains dried out the family was able to return to the place where they lived before. Then, when the other children saw Coonowrin they teased him and called "How did you get your wry neck - How did you get your wry neck?" and this made Coonowrin feel ashamed.

So Coonowrin went to Tibrogargan and asked for forgiveness, but the law of the tribe would not permit this. And he wept, for his son had disgraced him. Now the shame of this was very great and Tibrogargan's tears were many and, as they trickled down they formed a stream which wended its way to the sea.

So Coonowrin went then to his mother, Beerwah, but she also cried, and her tears became a stream and flowed away to the sea. Then, one by one, he went to his brothers and sisters, but they all cried at their brother's shame.

Then Tibrogargan called to Coonowrin and asked why he had deserted his mother and Coonowrin replied, "She is the biggest of us all and should be able to take care of herself." But Coonowrin did not know that his mother was again with child, which was the reason for her grossness. Then Tibrogargan put his son behind him and vowed he would never look at him again.

Even to this day Tibrogargan gazes far, far out to sea and never looks at Coonowrin. Coonowrin hangs his head in shame and cries, and his tears run off to the sea, and his mother, Beerwah, is still pregnant, for, you see, it takes many years to give birth to a mountain."

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BS Man about Palms

Quite the dapper addition Wal.

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