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My new garden - Ovar - January/2012

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Rafael

Hello all!

After some new palms planted (dypsis fine leaf, euterpe edulis, syagrus sancona, dypsis baroni, chamaedorea oblongata, chamaedorea woodsoniana, chamaedorea plumosa and ceroxylon ventricosum), i had to remove giant weeds all around.

And after that i had to mulch properly.

Thats what i did, well, the gardener :winkie:

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Milos Srejic

You did a great job rafael! Looking perfect. :)

Milos

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Rafael

You did a great job rafael! Looking perfect. :)

Milos

Thank you Milos :)

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Kostas

Looking great Rafael!!! :) Once they grow some more and the first layer of the fastest palms goes up,its gonna look real nice!

Time for some filler plants as well! :)

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stygiana

Excellent idea, that mulch, Rafael. Your palms will like it for sure.

What kind of mulch is it?

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Rafael

Thanks Kostas and Sebastian, european fellows :winkie:

This is wood chips as mulch, thats a try.

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Kostas

Mulch is great for the plants,you will love it :) No mud with it either,no matter how much it rains!

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limoncik

Rafael, you'll try something out Trachycarpus or Butia?

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Palm crazy

Looks great Rafael, things are really taking shape and growing good, if you happen to have a pic of Chamaedore pulmosa would love to see it.

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Alicehunter2000

Please keep us photo updated as to the progress of your garden. Looks like you got some good wind protection there...gonna be a nice microclimate once the palms get bigger. Ever think about making a walking/seating path that meanders through the garden?

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Al in Kona

I missed seeing this second palm garden of yours until recently. Rafael, you are already addicted I can see! Probably too late for any cure now so you might as well enjoy your affliction. LOL Incorporating the use of tile into a palm garden can be very attractive and it's a part of the culture of the region so don't listen to those who might "tease" about its overuse. You certainly have planted a variety of nice palms but I don't see where you put your Lodoicea!

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Sabal Steve

I'm jealous...

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Rafael

Rafael, you'll try something out Trachycarpus or Butia?

Not in this garden, where i choose more tender stuff.

I am growing butia and trachicarpus in my other yard. You can check the link below :)

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Rafael

Looks great Rafael, things are really taking shape and growing good, if you happen to have a pic of Chamaedore pulmosa would love to see it.

I have two plumosa, one bigger. I will tape a photo soon and show here, among others :)

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Rafael

Please keep us photo updated as to the progress of your garden. Looks like you got some good wind protection there...gonna be a nice microclimate once the palms get bigger. Ever think about making a walking/seating path that meanders through the garden?

Yes i thought about that, but i have decided to create a Ralph Velez style :D so i must leave it with no room for that :D

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Rafael

I missed seeing this second palm garden of yours until recently. Rafael, you are already addicted I can see! Probably too late for any cure now so you might as well enjoy your affliction. LOL Incorporating the use of tile into a palm garden can be very attractive and it's a part of the culture of the region so don't listen to those who might "tease" about its overuse. You certainly have planted a variety of nice palms but I don't see where you put your Lodoicea!

Hey Al, missed you! And missing too our stay in Thailand!

No tiles at all Al, just a few non-palm plants. And no worries about inteligent and cute "tease", from friends :)

I wish i could try Lodoicea :)

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Rafael

I'm jealous...

Thank you Steve!

But i am sure you are able to grow more tender species than me, so do not be jealous ;)

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Dave-Vero

You have an amazingly mild climate for so far north. Furadouro looks like an area for serious surfing, and there seem to be shoe factories north of you, toward Porto (a couple of years ago, I ordered a pair of shoes, then tracked the box as it went from Portugal to Spain to England to New York to Florida). Other people must be planting palm gardens.

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Rafael

You have an amazingly mild climate for so far north. Furadouro looks like an area for serious surfing, and there seem to be shoe factories north of you, toward Porto (a couple of years ago, I ordered a pair of shoes, then tracked the box as it went from Portugal to Spain to England to New York to Florida). Other people must be planting palm gardens.

Furadouro is an excellent place for surfing, but we dont have the bigger waves as in Nazare (recent world record).

Yes we do have lots of shoe factorys, exporting all over the world. But i choose spanish shoes :)

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Rafael

Overview after almost 60 non-stop raining days :)

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Mandrew968

It looks great! I bet you can walk into that palm courtyard and get lost(in a good way).

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Gileno Machado

It looks like Nongnooch, seen from the top of the tower...haha

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Peter Pacific

Rafael, that's some growth on those palms! What fertilizer are you using on them?

Continued success.

Peter

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Rafael

Rafael, that's some growth on those palms! What fertilizer are you using on them?

Continued success.

Peter

Peter, i am using fertilizer sold by rarepalmseeds - Pro Palm Fertilizer.

Thank you! :)

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bgl

Rafael,

I see lots of green and very happy palms! :)

Bo-Göran

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Rafael

In the middle of January something bad happened in my little yard. This is a space with 3 mts elevation relatively to the neighbour's terrain (mine has 100 m2, the neighbour's 1100 m2). And this elevation was increased in the last 10 years, due to digging operations made in the neighbour's soil.

After more than 40 back to back days raining, a part of my wall tumbled down and the small building i have on the border of my space has been about to fall but it is still there.

A big hole (1mt large) is now next to where the downfall happened and a couple of palms are threatned (ceroxylons and kentia).

In the meanwhile, i have a civil engineer team working on what to do.

The good new is that i will be able to build a new wall without bother the integrity of my actual yard.

And better, I will have the domain over the 1100 m2 yard, in the next couple of weeks.

So, in very few time, i will enlarge my yard from 100 to 1200 m2.

Pics and news soon ;)

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Tassie_Troy1971

Looking very lush Rafael

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Peter Pacific

Bittersweet Rafael. I am sorry about your wall, but what a way to expand your garden...ten times the size! Have fun! But be careful when you plant until you are sure the land is yours!!

Peter

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Kostas

Ah,they will be fine Rafael,Ceroxylon and Howea take root disturbance without too much problem. So good news after all,you got a nice new lot in a great climate,to fill at your heart's desire!!! :drool:

I am very happy for your and wish the palms at the hole's edge are and remain ok till its fixed,and they indeed should be fine :)

Are you thinking of expanding to include tropical fruit trees,cycads,etc now that the terrain got so much larger? Many are as easy as plant,water for a year and leave to fend for themselves,which saves time and water :)

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Phoenikakias

In the middle of January something bad happened in my little yard. This is a space with 3 mts elevation relatively to the neighbour's terrain (mine has 100 m2, the neighbour's 1100 m2). And this elevation was increased in the last 10 years, due to digging operations made in the neighbour's soil.

After more than 40 back to back days raining, a part of my wall tumbled down and the small building i have on the border of my space has been about to fall but it is still there.

A big hole (1mt large) is now next to where the downfall happened and a couple of palms are threatned (ceroxylons and kentia).

In the meanwhile, i have a civil engineer team working on what to do.

The good new is that i will be able to build a new wall without bother the integrity of my actual yard.

And better, I will have the domain over the 1100 m2 yard, in the next couple of weeks.

So, in very few time, i will enlarge my yard from 100 to 1200 m2.

Pics and news soon ;)

Then why do you want to build a new wall and not just wait until you level up your new property?

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Palmdude

That's going to grow into a nice jungle canopy, it will be paradise in no time!

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Rafael

Thanks Troy, Peter, Kostas, Konstantinos and Rob!

Peter, i wont plant before that, but i have the stuff ready ;)

Kostas, later i will decide what to plant more, firstly have to watch how it performs in the winter down there :)

Konstantinos, i am not allowed to improve the ground level more than 1,5 mts, but i think it is enough :)

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Rafael

More things i have planted these days, with my younger daughter for scale :)

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Rafael

And more... :)

Ravenea Krociana.

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Chambeyronia macrocarpa

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Tassie_Troy1971

Nice additions to the garden Rafael

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sergiskan

hi Rafael.

nice palms!

in a few years this garden will be awesome!

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Montipalme

Olá boa noite.

Agora sim, já consegui ver os dois jardins e um pouco da sua história.

Parabéns, estão a ficar espectaculares. Está mesmo com aspecto tropical.

Tenho pena que e meu clima apesar de mais a sul ser mais frio ao ponte de não poder ter Rostoneas e Euterpes...

Um dia gostaria de poder fazer uma visita, se possível.

Já falei com Jason Baker. Ele diz que tem palmeiras para venda. Tenho que lhe fazer uma visita também.

Obrigado pelos testemunhos.

É muito bom conhecer pessoas assim. Principalmente quando são "vizinhas"...

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Rafael

Now the wall is rebuilt i have some more space to plant. During the work some palms felt down and i lost a 15 gal rophalostylis baueri. The other palms are safe and will be planted in the yard below.

In a couple of days i will add some palms to this space and upload some pics.

Stay tuned :)

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