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My new garden - Ovar - January/2012

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Rafael

35 more palms added, mostly small stuff (dypsis onilahensis, dypsis albofarinosa, dypsis ambositrae, dypsis decarii x lepto, dypsis leptocheilos, dypsis madagascariensis, ravenea sambiranensis, ravenea madagascariensis, ravenea hillebrandii, ravenea glauca, thrinax radiata, howea belmoreana, phoenix roebelenii, sabal mauritiformis, cyphophoenix alba, cyphophoenix nucele, lytocarium wedd, lytocaryum hoeney, burretiokentia hapala, basselinia pancheri, licuala peltata sum, licuala spinosa, chamaedorea seifrizii, archontophoenix maxima, archontophoenix alex beatrice, rhopalostylis auckland, ropalostylis great barrier island).

Bigger stuff: ravenea rivularis, prichardia hillebrandii.

soil view

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upper view

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Kostas

Wow Rafael,doing great there i see!!! Those are quite the species :drool:

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Cikas

You will have true tropical forest there soon.

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Rafael

Thanks for your inputs :)

I am trying to turn this place into something i could never imagine when i started...

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Rafael

Another upper perspective of my yard, from where we can see the yard below too :)

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Rafael

Went to the mainland a week ago and took this panoramic pic :)

The new area of this upstairs garden, expanded with the newly built retention wall, and provided with extremely clayish and rich soil, is now full of agressive weeds hiding some seedlings.

Looking at the pic is easy to recognise this new area.

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Kostas

Starting to look lush already :)

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Ovar

Wau, amazing garden :greenthumb: .

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Rafael

Thank you Kostas and Ovar :)

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Cikas

Looks great, like always. :greenthumb:

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sergiskan

Beauty!

in a few years you can not walk around your garden!! :mrlooney:

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Phoenikakias

Rafa, I love your Pseudo! Was it necessary to 'spoil?' your native soil with clay?

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Rafael

Rafa, I love your Pseudo! Was it necessary to 'spoil?' your native soil with clay?

Thank you Konstantinos!

Yes it was.

Planted it in mostly sandy soil :)

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Rafael

It's been a while since the last update, so another one it is ^_^

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Neil C

Fantastic, much better than grass and pavers!

Regards Neil

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sergiskan

Congrats!!

impresive growth!!

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Alicante

great garden!

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Cluster

Looking quite nice! It is amazing how much it has been growing, congratulations!

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doranakandawatta

Real tropics! bravo.

Looking forward to seeing more pictures soon.

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Rafael

A couple of recent new acquisitions, planted in late december ^_^

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Monòver

More pictures, please!!!

Your palms look nice after winter.

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Paul_T

Looking really great. Nice job. 

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DiegoGM

Nice pictures Rafael

I will learn about your palms to plant it in my garden in coruña!

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Alicehunter2000

Yes, really impressive growth!

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Rafael

Thank you all ^_^

This has been a relatively mild winter and almost all palms continue to grow!

More updates coming soon :interesting:

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Rafael

Syagrus schyzophila late winter planting

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Monòver

Nice!

Is this the spanish Shyzophila?

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Rafael
4 hours ago, Monòver said:

Nice!

Is this the spanish Shyzophila?

oh yes ;)

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Phoenikakias

Antonio and Rafa, you both spell the specific name wrongly, sorry! Actually it is schizophylla, from the greek phyllon meaning leaf, while the phila originates from greek philos meaning friend or fond of. For example oreophila means loving mountains (places of high altitude), while picrophylla means leaves with a bitter taste. I do not wish to be the smart guy, just to help you remember the correct spelling by realizing the meaning of the word.

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Monòver
2 hours ago, Phoenikakias said:

Antonio and Rafa, you both spell the specific name wrongly, sorry! Actually it is schizophylla, from the greek phyllon meaning leaf, while the phila originates from greek philos meaning friend or fond of. For example oreophila means loving mountains (places of high altitude), while picrophylla means leaves with a bitter taste. I do not wish to be the smart guy, just to help you remember the correct spelling by realizing the meaning of the word.

Thanks smart guy!!! Lol!:lol:

It is very difficult for me, to renember every names. There is thousans plant names in my head and always, palm names are too exotic for my worse head.

Thanks, i am sure, the next time i will write correctly this name.:greenthumb:

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Tassie_Troy1971

great growth Rafeal keep up the good work

 

Troy

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Rafael

Early spring update 

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Monòver

Your palms are perfect after Winter!:yay:

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Rafael

Yes Monover, after a mild winter, i have noticed just one damaged palm, the ceroxylon amazonicum

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