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Alexander grove.

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Lepidozamia amongst Licuala.

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Feral pig damage.

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Creek shot.

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Bowenia on the edge of the clearing.

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Big tree, as previously featured.

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Some updates from yesterday...

We've had perfect weather here the last couple of months. As I type it's is raining again outside.

Melicope elleryana - Pink Euodia as per post 73. These guys have absolute exploded in the last month and a half.

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Seed grown Normanbya normanbyi grove as per post 78. All these guys have got 2 new leafs so far and have a third spear which will open up shortly.

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Cassowary food from the Normanbya normanbyi in post 80

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Linospadix sp. in flower down at the creek. I actually saw some little black native bees hanging around the flowers which I couldn't get a photo of as they were too quick... The creek is all dirty in the background as we got 30mm of rain yesterday in maybe 20 minutes...

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Norm & Alex from post 80 also.

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Nice Bowenia spectabilis with new leaf up at the top of the block.

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Nice little flowering plant down near the front cut off drain which to me looks like an orchid?

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fan palm

nice pics kurt! those Euodia look nice mate, man do they grow fast. looks like your going to have a few ulysses getting around!

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nice pics kurt! those Euodia look nice mate, man do they grow fast. looks like your going to have a few ulysses getting around!

Thanks Harry! They still haven't flowered for me yet - hopefully soon!

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Another powering Normanbya normanbyi I planted on the edge of the clearing. Calamus sp. behind it also.

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Agathis robusta putting on some new growth.

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And some little palm that just popped up on its own. Any idea's?

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And another creek shot down the back... this is a little tributary that runs into the main creek (not quite deep enough to swim in). Note the small Archontophoenix on the edge of the creek to the front left.

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That's it for now - enjoy!

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Walter John

no words, just :drool::drool::drool:

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Mr Cycad

no words, just :drool::drool::drool:

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Kostas

Awesome photos,awesome thread and an awesome place you have there Kurt!!!!! :drool:

The diversity and age of the plants is amazing!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time to take and post these photos!!! :)

All the best,

-Konstantinos

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Mr Cycad

Awesome photos,awesome thread and an awesome place you have there Kurt!!!!! :drool:

The diversity and age of the plants is amazing!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time to take and post these photos!!! :)

All the best,

-Konstantinos

Thanks Kostas - glad you enjoyed them.

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Mr Cycad

Wow, doesn't time fly when you're having fun! Haven't posted in here for awhile, so here's some updates from today. It's been pretty wet lately and yard work is slowing up.

A mango, next to the Melicope elleryana (Pink Euodia) as featured in post #73. That mango is 2+ metres tall, and the euodia are 3.5 metres tall easy.

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Pinanga sp. 'blue seeds'

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Dioon sp. 'el camaron'

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Licuala elegans

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Caryota zebrina

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Cycas cairnsiana

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Breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) planted today (finally got one)!

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Palm Combo...

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Zamia roezlii

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Pinanga insignis

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Encephalartos caffer

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Chambeyronia macrocarpa

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Dioon califanoi

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Kerriodoxa elegans struggling after a tree fell on it a while back...

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Zamia muricata

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Well, thats it for now.

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tropicbreeze

Looking as nice as ever Kurt. Apart from poor soil, dry season drop in humidity, and time, there's nothing stopping me having my place looking like that.

By the way, the orchid back in post #85 is a Geodorum neocaledonicum. The palm on the right in the first photo in post #96 looks like an Iguanura spectabilis. I have a couple, but a bit smaller. And I still haven't managed to get a Caryota zebrina.

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By the way, the orchid back in post #85 is a Geodorum neocaledonicum. The palm on the right in the first photo in post #96 looks like an Iguanura spectabilis. I have a couple, but a bit smaller. And I still haven't managed to get a Caryota zebrina.

Hey g'day Zig.

Thanks for that!

#96 is actually a Pelagodoxa henryana & Vershaffeltia splendida on the right.

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Z4Devil

Woooow! I wished we here in Germany would have your climate, Kurt. It doesn't bear thinking about what palms I would have infront of my house and around. B) Better than La Réunion and Brazil. :D

Great backyard, Kurt and natural finished.

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Kostas

Awesome Kurt!drool.gifThank you very much for sharing your piece of the jungle with us and thank you for the photos of your plantings as well,especially the palms and cycads!drool.gif

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Kurt,

Thanks for the additional photos! Looks like you've been busy. And that Pelagodoxa and Verschaffeltia combo will be an interesting and unique look! :)

Bo-Göran

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Mr Cycad

Thanks for the comments folks. I endeavour to take a few more photos on the weekend to show how much everything else has grown. Thanks again for the interest.

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Walter John

Hi Kurt, I'm cutrious to see how quick Normanbya grows for you, could we see an update of the one in post #88 please ?

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Mr Cycad

Will do, Wal... Stay tuned.

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ariscott

By the way, the orchid back in post #85 is a Geodorum neocaledonicum. The palm on the right in the first photo in post #96 looks like an Iguanura spectabilis. I have a couple, but a bit smaller. And I still haven't managed to get a Caryota zebrina.

Zig,

I did give you 2 Caryota zebrina seedlings?? They died??

Regards, Ari :)

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Daryl

Looking great there Kurt! You certainly have a true slice of paradise. I look forward to more photos...biggrin.gif

BTW, the palm seedling in post #88 looks like Linospadix minor.

regards,

Daryl

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Mr Cycad

Thanks for that ID Daryl!

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tropicbreeze

Hey g'day Zig.

Thanks for that!

#96 is actually a Pelagodoxa henryana & Vershaffeltia splendida on the right.

Now that you mention it, I can see that. But there certainly is a resemblance when they're that small.

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Zig,

I did give you 2 Caryota zebrina seedlings?? They died??

Regards, Ari :)

Ari, no, not any C. zebrina. All the palms you've given me are now all in the ground. Bringing in that soil last year gave me lots more room. And now with all the humidity and rain they're all powering along, hopefully well settled in before the dry starts.

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I am sure I gave you a couple of seedlings... (next time you come over again.... I have to check how many I have left....)

Sorry Kurt... try not to hijack this thread too much. BTW, good planting!! I wish I was planting. I need more mulch... more time... more money and MONSOON to do my big planting session.... And I have none of the above....

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G'day Ari, that's OK. And thanks!

So you haven't thought any further about our discussion about growing your own / making mulch?

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realarch

Boy i remember this post. Thanks for the bump. I particularly remember those forest shots of the L. ramsayi.

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ariscott

G'day Ari, that's OK. And thanks!

So you haven't thought any further about our discussion about growing your own / making mulch?

Apparently it was too hard.... he he he. We have to get rid of the gamba & mission grass before we can do that... I was hoping with this low hanging around and dumping rain, we can get some planting done on Friday... here is hoping.... I have a whole shadehouse to plant out...

Regards, Ari :)

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Was walking around with my camera handy yesterday and thought I'd share some more photo's at my place. We've had a pretty wet January, with similar totals to the guys down south, but more spread-out (except for the occasional minor flooding event (pretty standard issue up here in the Wet Tropics). We had a nice thunderstorm Saturday night also with around 30mm only. Dew points have been around 27 degrees with 80% humidity minimum.

One of my favourite spots on the block, as previously featured...

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'Wait-a-while' (Calamus sp.) down by the creek.

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That cool bendy Licuala ramsayi on the creek.

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More photo's along the creek...

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Remnants of a Cassowary poo with germinating Normanbya normanbyi seeds

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Another Rainforest Giant down the back.

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Licuala with big momma Lepidozamia hopei (no cone this year).

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More funky Licuala...

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Medium sized Lepidozamia hopei (male).

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Licuala ramsayi with spines.

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Without (who said there isn't such a thing!)...

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Old Calamus sp. inflorescence.

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One of the few different Calamus sp. that inhabit this area - this one is my favourite.

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View from the top of the block on the edge of the clearing, looking down to where the water freely runs out of the bottom of the bank (freshwater spring), approximately 3 metres in drop elevation.

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Jungle Dragonfly

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