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Postby Robyn » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:28 pm

These are Curcuma Ginger just beginning to flower .....Robyn
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Postby marielou » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:08 pm

Robyn, they are lovely, wonderful colors.(I want them :lol: )
Nothing exciting here at the moment, a Bird of Paradise has started to open and the Geramiun's flower all year round.

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Postby Robyn » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:23 pm

Marie, Love the Bird of Paradise, they grow well here as does the Geranium. Those Ginger plants - the Orange one is Curcuma Roscoeana - the name tag said 'comes to you from the mystic forests of tropical Burma'! The pink one, Curcuma alismatifolla (Kimono Pink) 'from the open woodlands of Northern Thailand comes the Siam Tulip'. So there you are, I didn't get them from travelling to Burma or Siam just from Big W (Woolworths) nursery :) Waiting for a red and a white to bloom... Robyn
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Postby marielou » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Robyn, they are lovely, I have not seen them here in Spain.How long do they flower for?
Hope you put the red and white one on here when it blooms.

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Postby hamble » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:16 am

You two have really depressed me with your photos, I look out my windows and all I see is dead wood. :lol: :lol: :lol: Great pictures though, I'm just jealous! :oops: I'll have to wait for my daffs to come up for a bit of colour. :D :D :D
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Postby Robyn » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:53 am

Marie, the info on the orange ginger says it makes a beautiful, focal cut flower that can last up to a month, the pink says the flowers can remain on the plant for up to 3 months.

Hamble, I'm trying to brighten you up not depress you but just to add salt to the wound here's a photo of my local beach taken New Year's Day when I went for a dip.

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Postby Robyn » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:05 am

Are you still speaking to me Hamble?????? :) Little cooler here today only 32.....Robyn
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Postby marielou » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:34 am

Robyn, that is Mental Cruelty. :lol:
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Postby margaret willee » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:19 pm

i hate you both ... are ground is frozen the snow drops are trying to do there best ,,,,, Margaret
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Postby Robyn » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:11 pm

Love you too Margaret :) Robyn
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Postby marielou » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:10 pm

Margaret, the only sunshine I can send you :lol:
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ZedhoqYdfTM

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Postby lily8 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:14 pm

Lovely photos girls they certainly bring a breath of sunshine to our poor mates back home.


Cheers

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Postby margaret willee » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:27 am

Thanks Marielou ,,, every little helps ......... Margaret ..
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Postby marielou » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 am

Here this morning, sunshine blue sky but only 14c, ok in the sun but cold in the shade.

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Postby Bernie R » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:52 am

Lovely Marie!

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Postby Robyn » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:55 am

Lovely photo Marie.

Lily how are you going up there, hope you are surviving that big wet..Regards Robyn
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Postby marielou » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:57 pm

Robyn, I havent got many flowers after the storms we had, here's a common pansy that may brighten someones day up.

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Postby Robyn » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 pm

Marie, was visiting a friend earlier in the week and in her garden another Ginger (Curcuma) the flowers were about 12 inches high and at least 2 1/2 inches diameter across. They almost look plastic/imitation...Robyn
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:38 pm

You girls have got green fingers. My wife says I have brown fingers here are a couple of my attempts at flower raising.

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This is the only thing that grows because I don't have to touch it :shock:

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Postby marielou » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:39 pm

Robyn, they are lovely, they do look artificial. When I go to the garden center I will ask about them, I have not seem them here.

This cactus blooms from November till about the end of this month.
The money plant is in full bloom at the moment.

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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:40 pm

I hate you two :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: (love ya really) :D
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Postby marielou » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 pm

Eddy, It must have been the snow, it's looking better already. :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:27 pm

Nice one Marie xxxxx :D :D
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Postby vickinca » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:53 pm

After viewing all of these beautiful pictures I am not sure if I am more depressed then before :cry: .

These flowers are gorgeous, not sure how they would do in our winters here, my garden is under mud at the moment we have had thaw and everything is brown, grey and looks dirty.

I cannot wait for spring to get my hands into the muck and maybe try some of these flowers will do some research now to see if I can buy them here.

Love the photos and the one of the beach ohhhhhhhhhhhhh will save someof these to my desk top and add them to my screen saver that may help cheer me up
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:56 pm

Just look at mine Vick that will make you happy. :D :D :D
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Postby bboardman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Eddy--I just looked at your photos and that made me happy--in fact I was so happy I couldn't stop laughing--Cheers Billy B
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Postby Robyn » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:53 pm

Eddie, is that your vege garden, a cabbage???? 10 out of 10 for trying :lol: :lol:
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:08 pm

Suppose to be a bonzai tree :wink:
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Postby Robyn » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:31 am

Lookin' good Eddie, I've heard that you have to give Bonsai a lot of TLC, how on earth do you get the time??? :lol:
I have to say I'm not really a 'proper' gardener like some people but I potter and weed and prune just to keep it all tidy, find it relaxing to spend time outside though during the summer it's either early when the mornings are cool or in the evenings. Please post future photos of your Bonsai when Spring arrives.
Little corner of my back garden (Pouring down rain here at the moment, very tropical that's why all is so green)
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Postby marielou » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:31 pm

Robyn, A Wonderful Garden.
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:41 pm

looks absolutey gorgeous Robyn well done.
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Postby vickinca » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:46 pm

little corner? that is bigger then my whole back yard here, looks lovely though very jealous

When our Spring comes we should do a thread about gardening and get some tips, pictures and help with problems and or suggestions there appears to be some very good gardeners.
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:11 pm

And some not so good :( :(
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Postby Robyn » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:31 am

Eddy, Kathy has been in this morning for a cuppa and has rightly chipped me for spelling your name wrong in earlier posts, sorry Robyn :)
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:14 am

You can call me what you like Robynxxxxxxx :wink:
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