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The Stream. (Colocasia esculenta (Dasheen))

The Stream.Black Magic Taro



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Where?............

2 Sep, 2009

 

I dont see no water!!!!!!
Love the plant! What is it?

2 Sep, 2009

 

Sorry guys...trust me with this one, the stream is there.... We give over the stream and top pond to the wildlife and try not to touch that area, so things get a bit wild and wonderful at this time of year.
The black leaf plant's Colocasia Esculenta "Black Magic", edible when cooked (leaves and corm),a thirsty baby so they love it in the stream.

3 Sep, 2009

 

Lovely foliage collection! :-)

3 Sep, 2009

 

Its gorgeous!
Hello D!

3 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks David, It doesn't have to be all about flowers does it. It's turned out better than i had hoped for, they seem to like each others company, glad you like it,thanks M.

3 Sep, 2009

 

:~))

3 Sep, 2009

 

I'm a foliage person at heart (after veggies), flowers for some colour and to attract beneficial insects. Your username suits your planting style well. :-)

3 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks David, Jungle by name...jungle by nature!
I just love all the big leaf plants, they're so dramatic and last so much longer than the flowers. I don't keep things seperate, it all grows in together, flowers, veg, herbs, shrubs...it's (intentionally) a glorious muddle!
Much of my garden is evergreen so it still looks tropical right through the winter....very funky having a jungle in January. 8-)))

3 Sep, 2009

 

Sounds heavenly Jen!

3 Sep, 2009

 

8-))) It's cool...looks fantastic when it snows. I'll put a photo up later if I remember, or remind me if I don't!

4 Sep, 2009

 

Will do, but I wont be around til after 9.30!

4 Sep, 2009

 

Great pic Jen :)
I've just bought a Colocasia "Black Magic", and not sure how to over-winter it. Do you leave yours outside, and do you give it any protection? Will it die down over winter? Mine's in a pot, shall I bring it inside? Sorry...too many questions....

4 Sep, 2009

 

Ask away Di 8-))) No probs!
If you leave them outside they'll die down for the winter. Two choices...lift them and store in dry (peat type stuff), or bring them in and enjoy them all winter.
I know which I'm doing!

5 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks that has answered my question, I have never seen any of these plants on sale in our GC am I looking in the wrong areas?

13 Sep, 2009

 

Jen, wheres the snow pic?

13 Sep, 2009

 

DottyDaisy, you can find some in the water plants section and others would be in the greenhouse/conservatory plants (eg orchids etc). There are hundreds of differerent ones and they can have vastly different growing requirements, ask them for Colocasia Esculenta).
I have bought some beautiful ones on ebay, you buy them as tubers and they shoot easily if you start them in the house/conservatory.8o)

14 Sep, 2009

 

I'm trying to find them M x

14 Sep, 2009

 

Marie, I've just posted up those pic's of the garden when it snowed this year if you want a peep! x

14 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks sweetie! Just managing a quick pop in tonight, been out all day (got in at 12.30!) & at uni in morning! But I'll look now before I head to bed!

14 Sep, 2009

 

Ok hope you enjoy...sleep well x

14 Sep, 2009

 

Theyre great!!! Love them! I'm bushed! got home from uni at 6.15 & had to catch 6.30 bus out again! Been at a folk club with the VISOR Group tonight! Good night, but I was Soooo tired! Ate my 'tea' on the bus on the way there! So I'm filling my face with cheese on toast as I type! Have had 3 black russians (the drink!!) so feeling nicely relaxed for the first time in a while!

14 Sep, 2009

 

Busy day then Mrs! No wonder you're tired, and now you've got me fancying cheese on toast.How's uni going?

15 Sep, 2009

 

Hiya! Sorry, I was falling asleep at the desk, so went off to bed! Uni is ok now! Today was pretty good! I think I'll like this course, but a LOT of the work'll be online! NO exams tho, ever!! YAY! I'm just home (8pm!). I missed one bus,(4pm0 then the 5pm one drove right past me, so I got the 6pm, & when I got in I'd run out of leccy so had to about turn & top it up! :~((

15 Sep, 2009

 

Sounds like you've had 'one of those days', you must be exhausted. I'm glad your uni is going well for you, it'll be worth it in the end 8-)

15 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, I think so! Its going to be pretty interesting, but a LOT of hard work! Going in for a 20 minute 1 to 1 with tutor tomorrow, then working 3 til 8!

15 Sep, 2009

 

You pack it in don't you, phew!

15 Sep, 2009

 

It gets worse! I'm working Thursday morning, Uni Friday, 1-11pm Saturday with a sleepover, but I get to finish at 9am Sunday!

15 Sep, 2009

 

I hope you have a peaceful sleepover then, sound like you need it cos you'll be gardening on sunday

15 Sep, 2009

 

I NEVER sleep on a sleepover! Just cant sleep there!

15 Sep, 2009



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