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Bamboo Alley (Colocasia esculenta (Dasheen))

Top pond.
Fountain bamboo,acer, taro



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Gorgeous!
I love all those plants, not just the bamboo!
Pity Im not going jungle!

2 Sep, 2009

 

That's lovely.

2 Sep, 2009

 

Beautiful..........

2 Sep, 2009

 

Whats the big heart-shaped leaved plant?

2 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Milky, Bernieh.
Marie - It's an Aroid...Colocasia Esculenta or sometimes called Elephants Ears. It's usually grown as an ornamental water plant, they grow well in the pond and stream. They're edible, the leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals and the corms they grow from are like yam. These are toxic when raw (like tatties), they must be cooked to get rid of toxins. It's a staple food in Caribbean cultures. I like to cook them in coconut milk!

3 Sep, 2009

 

Love this bed JJ, I Want a Colocasia,.. those leave's :) didn't know they were Edible..Maybe next year..

3 Sep, 2009

 

Sound good, but I dont have a pond (well I do today, but not normally!)

3 Sep, 2009

 

We eat a lot of plants that we grow, flowers too! They'll grow in pots as long as you keep them well watered and fed...I've got some in buckets too.

3 Sep, 2009

 

I'll look out for them then! Look great & taste good too?? At least they'd live in this weather! Unlike my tatties!

3 Sep, 2009

 

Yep, as long as they have their feet wet they're fine...good ones for a boggy patch that keeps flooding.

3 Sep, 2009

 

You mean my garden??

3 Sep, 2009

 

Not only yours, mine too, we get flooded regularly! 8-(

3 Sep, 2009

 

I'm about 1,000yards (if that) from the river!

3 Sep, 2009

 

Does it burst it's banks then?

3 Sep, 2009

 

It flooded really badly right here 10 years ago,(I wasnt here, but apparently my house was 6 feet deep in it!) & they put flood barriers up IN TOWN!! So I dont know that it'd help here!

3 Sep, 2009

 

Beautiful colours all together.

16 Sep, 2009

 

Skillen, I'm well chuffed with this area, it's really come together now, worth the wait.

17 Sep, 2009

 

I love the planting here.

17 Sep, 2009

 

Thank you Louise, the foliage colours, sizes and shapes of leaves are all so different but somehow they sit well together! 8-)))

17 Sep, 2009



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