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newcal

Thanks Jv for the kind comments,Wal you should be able to plant the Redneck and Chamby still....they're both pretty tough. Hope to use the excavator today as it's finally dried out enough to do some digging.Ari,i'd hate to see the float to ship the machine to your place!lol.Unfortunately my Gulubia(Hydriastele) costata succumbed to last winter's cold,though i do have seedlings in my hothouse.Scott the walls won't collapse as long as every course is compacted as you go,flat faces to the front and must be 5 degrees(At least) sloping backwards from bottom of wall to top of wall....cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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Cindy Adair

Wow!!!!

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DoomsDave

SCREAM!

I mean, just scream.

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Lowey

Very, Very nice :drool:

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newcal

Thanks Jeff,we are on 3.5 acres with a humid subtropical climate.We do sometimes get a cold snap(Very rare).June/july are the coldest months with it starting to warm up by the second week in August....only 2 and a bit months to go....yippee......cheers Mike Green(NEWCAL)

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newcal

Scott/Ari i forgot to mention with the walls you have to have alot of patience and be good at doing jigsaw puzzles!lol ...cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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newcal

Again thankyou Bruce ,Dave and Apaandssa for your inspiratioal comments!...cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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Gtlevine

Nice palms, and I want that backhoe.

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newcal

Thanks Gary and no you can't have it. :lol: ...cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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ariscott

Thanks Mike.... Scott thinks concrete block wall will be a lot easier on his back... :mrlooney:

Regards, Ari :)

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Wanderanwills

Hi Mike,

Great shots, everything seems to have shot along very nicely since I was there. Still envious at the growth rate you guys get.

What seeds did you get from Cairns?

Regards

Stephen

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Jonathan

Triffic garden Mike - really nicely done.

You were going to post a shot of your P. sunkha...

Cheers,

Jonathan

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newcal

Thanks Stephen and Jonathan, the growth this year has been phenominal! Stephen i got seed of Pinanga punicea var papuana,Drymophloeus subdistichus,Actinorhytis calapparia,Corypha utan just to name a few species in Cairns! Jonathan the pic of P.sunkha is comming soon...cheers Mike Green (Newcal)

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Daryl

Here's some more from around Mike's garden...a few Aussies (Ozzies)

Stormin' Normans

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Livistona benthamii

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Ptychosperma elegans

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Archontophoenix maxima

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Corypha utan

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Daryl

Here's a few from the new world...

Parajubaea sunkha

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Butia x Jubaea

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A few Coccothrinax...

C.argentata

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C.clarensis

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C.fragrans

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Daryl

A few from the Indian Ocean Islands...

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

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Dictyosperma album

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Dictyosperma album var furfuracea

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Dictyosperma album var album

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Roscheria melanochaetes

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Verschafelltia splendida

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palmislandRandy

Wow Mike, very impressive! :mrlooney: Do you have to use any fertilizer or is everything "au natural"?

Randy :)

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bubba

Amazing Palms! I have never seen a P. elegans with a bluish hue. Also,do your V. splendida ever experience Winter stress? Do you grow L. grandis? What about C. renda?

Sorry for all the questions. One more, how do P. pacifica/ thrustonia? Well, one more, C. nucifera? Australia is amazing.

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Shon

Awesome Mike I was hoping there was more. Any shots of your New Cal palms?

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BS Man about Palms

I think I may have to purchase a swooning chair....

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newcal

Thanks Randy,i actually use a lawn fertilizer called 'Tropic' high in nitrogen twice a year with mulching,other than that it's ala natural.Shon, there are some New Caledonian palms on page 1 and thanks again.Bubba V.splendida faces east so that it catches the first morning rays of the sun to warm up,then it's protected for the rest of the day by overhead canopy....seems to be going ok!I have L.grandis and C.renda in pots in my hothouse,P.Pacifica struggles here,but P.Thurstonii does Ok (they look almost identical) so i'll just keep planting P.Thurstonii...and i've got a few shot coconuts in the ground as well(keep them dry in winter).Hope that answers your questions.Bill i'll get one for you if you ever decide to visit. :D ...cheers Mike Green (Newcal)

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realarch

Those dry stack rock walls are really well done and I'm assuming you've dug a concrete footing to keep it level.

Are the rocks from your property? Quite an art you know, I just need to be patient the next time I start one.

BTW, once your Actinorhytis gets its footing, it's a rocket. Mine have even outpaced the Veitchia.

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Tyrone

Mike, thanks for posting more pictures including the P sunkha and the Dictyosperma pictures. In your opinion, what is the difference between D album and D album var furfuracea?

I think the picture of your V splendida just illustrates how many climate zones you have it better than me. I did have one going in the hothouse until a mealy bug attack finished it off. It was a beautiful little thing to have though.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Tassie_Troy1971

Mike

What an amazing collection you have going . :drool:

What is the lowest temperature you have recorded on your property.

Cheers Troy

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newcal

Tim, only the bottom course is in concrete,the rest are loose but compacted with gravel and rocks.All of the rock has been sourced from here thus far(big saving money wise).I've already got two Actinorytis planted and they seem to do ok though they do like their water.Tyrone,D album differs from furfuracea in the leaves(album has longer leaves),furfuracea is more compact overall in size and is much slower in growth.Don't give up on V.splendida as they're too nice to not have around...i've got 2 more i grew from seed to go in(they just need wind protection,warmth and humidity).Troy,the minimum temp we've ever had here is 3 degrees and that was a few years ago when Queensland experienced 1 in 100 year record....just down the road they recorded -7,luckily we are 450 m asl so we don't get frosts and in summer we always get a cool sea breeze to keep temps moderate. ....Cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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Wanderanwills

Thanks Stephen and Jonathan, the growth this year has been phenominal! Stephen i got seed of Pinanga punicea var papuana,Drymophloeus subdistichus,Actinorhytis calapparia,Corypha utan just to name a few species in Cairns! Jonathan the pic of P.sunkha is comming soon...cheers Mike Green (Newcal)

Sounds like a few good finds, let us know how you go with germination.

Regards

Stephen

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ariscott

Do you have any pics of the pinanga?? Or did you just get the seeds from someone?? I haven't had any luck germinating pinanga seeds... I might've done something wrong!!!!

Regards, Ari :)

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Daryl

Here's a few more from Mike's...

Dypsis leptocheilos and Hyophorbe verschafeltii

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Looking to the left, over the roof towards another lepto

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More over the roof shots...

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The nursery...

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Daryl

Pinanga javana

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Licuala peltata var sumawongii

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Areca vestiaria

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Hydriastele longispatha

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Adonidia merrillii in flower

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Another Pigafetta elata

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Daryl

Calyptrocalyx albertsiana

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Hydriastele sp. PNG

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Licuala dasyantha

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Guihaia argyrata

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Pritchardia lanaiensis

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African Oil planted on our Ratpack Day

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And a Joey, waiting for plantout...

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newcal

I'll let you know how successful i am with the germination Stephen.I'll have the pics of pinangas soon Ari in an up coming thread of my trip to Cairns soon!OK....cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

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Tyrone

Tim, only the bottom course is in concrete,the rest are loose but compacted with gravel and rocks.All of the rock has been sourced from here thus far(big saving money wise).I've already got two Actinorytis planted and they seem to do ok though they do like their water.Tyrone,D album differs from furfuracea in the leaves(album has longer leaves),furfuracea is more compact overall in size and is much slower in growth.Don't give up on V.splendida as they're too nice to not have around...i've got 2 more i grew from seed to go in(they just need wind protection,warmth and humidity).Troy,the minimum temp we've ever had here is 3 degrees and that was a few years ago when Queensland experienced 1 in 100 year record....just down the road they recorded -7,luckily we are 450 m asl so we don't get frosts and in summer we always get a cool sea breeze to keep temps moderate. ....Cheers Mike Green(Newcal)

Mike, thanks for the info regarding the D albums. I have a few D furfuracea's which are too young to notice any difference with yet.

I think your worst winters are our normal winters so V splendida is out of the question, but if I was in your neighbourhood I'd be trying to grow a heap of them.

I love your Pinanga javana. This is one I definitely want to try but have had no success finding yet. I'm trying to grow as many different Pinangas as possible.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Daryl

A few non-palms (sorry...)

Diplogottis bernsiana

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Variegated Costus sp

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Cycas thouarsii flush

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Mike's newly constructed greenhouse...just in time for winter!

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Daryl

Last couple...and that's it for photos in this thread!

Areca guppyana

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Flowering

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Orania longisqauma

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JASON M

Ban the kids from internet, Daryl!!! What is wrong with Mike's internet??

Regards, Ari :)

heyy!! :) what about me???

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palmcurry

Dude,

there is allot of wow going on here. But the Pinanaga javana rocks.

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Walter John

Fabulous.

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ariscott

You don't have to stop, Daryl... really. Or should I post my nice Gulubia... so Mike gets even greener?? LOL

Regards, Ari :)

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nomolos

Wow absolutely superb!!!!!

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newcal

Vince and Tyrone ,thanks and hope you like the pinanga javana....they seem to like the cool nights and warm days much like Ptychococcus lepidotus here in the Gold Coast hinterland.Tyrone i think Utopia still has some in 200mm pots for sale if your interested! Wal and Sol thanks and glad you both had great holidays. Ari,i'm glad your G.costatas are growing well for you and no i'm not green with envy. Not yet any way! :mrlooney: ....cheers Mike Green (Newcal)

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