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Offline Michael

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Eastern Cape clivia trip
« on: February 14, 2011, 08:30:34 AM »
Some photos that I've posted on the clivia forum, but maybe some gardener forum friends would like to see where we went this weekend. Paradise! This is between the Bushman's River mouth and the Great Fish river.


























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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 08:51:31 AM »
Beautiful, Michael - which water lilies are those - they look HUGE?

Is the last photo the "spoils" of the trip ???
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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 13:13:55 PM »

What a great trip and great pix to remember it by  :clap:

Just what is that monstrous beast with tusks  ???
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 13:13:55 PM »
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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 16:07:21 PM »
Beautiful Michael!  Ons het darem 'n pragtige land!

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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 16:37:47 PM »
Thanks guys!
Rena, we did the Bathurst nursery crawl! I got two new bamboos too. It's great to be able to visit different nurseries, that aren't part of the wholesale\ franchise cartel, with interesting, healthy hard grown plants, actually growing in soil.

Those were normal looking water lilies, but with huge flowers with narrow petals. Rowing through them like that was heavenly with their strong bubblegum scent.

It's a warthog Abby, and besides baboons, apparently one of the champion garden destroyers! This guy came around for pineapples every evening.

Adri, it is truly an amazing place and time that we live.

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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 16:59:09 PM »
Michael - what are the two plants on the left of the clivia in the photo?

How many different bamboos do you have?  I can't understand why they aren't more popular these days - I know some of them get out of control, but in pots they are wonderful and can be moved around.  (Unfortunately there is a creature (black and white - but not a panda.....) on our property that loves bamboo ......so I have to hide my few away till they are a bit bigger....)(But the one you sent me is still safe out of reach!)
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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 18:53:01 PM »
It's a warthog Abby, and besides baboons, apparently one of the champion garden destroyers! This guy came around for pineapples every evening.
:mmm: I will never complain about the visiting Kangaroos again ;D Sure would hate to tangle with him in the dark or day time for that matter  :o
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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 00:03:49 AM »
:mmm: I will never complain about the visiting Kangaroos again ;D Sure would hate to tangle with him in the dark or day time for that matter  :o
And I'll never moan about the squirrels that steal all our nuts again - at least they're cute to look at ;D
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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 10:47:37 AM »
Michael - what are the two plants on the left of the clivia in the photo?

How many different bamboos do you have?  I can't understand why they aren't more popular these days - I know some of them get out of control, but in pots they are wonderful and can be moved around.  (Unfortunately there is a creature (black and white - but not a panda.....) on our property that loves bamboo ......so I have to hide my few away till they are a bit bigger....)(But the one you sent me is still safe out of reach!)

Rena,
The two plants are a sweet potato that migrated from the veggie rack, and some periskiopsis that I use for rootstock for cactus grafts.

I counted last night quickly, and have 11 different bamboos now! I'll do a thread on them sometime.

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Re: Eastern Cape clivia trip
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 17:24:20 PM »
Nice photos Michael,
I wonder what eat holes in a nobilis leaf.
The Sweet potatos, is it the white or orange variety?
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