Blog 10. Making the Jungle
Having seen this palm in a garden centre, we knew we just had to have it!
You have to be ingenious!
Luckily, it did fit through the back garage door, but we had to tie ropes to it and to the front of the car in the garage to control it as it went down six steps covered with scaffolding planks.
We had to gradually raise it up to the level of the border by placing planks underneath the pot.
Cut off the bottom of the pot
It was a very big hole!
Putting in compost
The start of our jungle!
Then we saw the tree ferns in a garden centre! Ferns en route down path
We put in low growing plants, such as false castor oil and small, grassy bamboo then have a high canopy of palm leaves, paulownia and bamboos
We strip off the side growth from the tall bamboos. They are so attractive. The culms come out of the ground the diameter they are going to be – so we prune out the weeklings.
- 22 Apr, 2008
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