another use for mini landscape rock

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by Mark Evans, 3 Aug 2008.

  1. Mark Evans

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    well as usual i got bored and went out to but some plants. im slowly getting in to the outdoor varieties now.

    i saw a lovely pot and some lovely alpine plants so i bought both and brought them home. and came up with this, not realy sure if it looks good or not :? kinda deserty feel.

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    plants

    SEDUM
    LYCHNIS
    THYMUS. all easy ive been told.

    1 x pot
    mini landscape rock
    ADA bright sand
    john innes compost

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    outdoorgumi.jpg

    well its allways dangerous when i get bored because it usualy ends up in me spending money.

    thanks for looking

    mark
     
  2. SuperColey1

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    Looks a little like a Blyxia/pogostemon helferi combo with emersed Rotala Rotundifolia at the back. lol

    Nice Uwagima setup there. lol

    Andy
     
  3. Themuleous

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    Cool, v ingenious :) iwagumi for your patio.

    Sam
     
  4. LondonDragon

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    Great idea, looks awsome :) great photography as always from you!
     
  5. zig

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    Where's the fish? :)

    Nice, I also have an oudoor Iwagumi growing with a plant called "Mind Your Own Business" Soleirolia soleirolli (Helexine soleirolii), its practically the same as HC, it grows like a weed around here.

    http://www.ingwersen.co.uk/Soleirolia soleirolii.htm
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    thanks chaps.

    theres sooo many to choose from, i was overwhelmed. if this takes ok, i might do another one slightly larger next spring.notice the landscape rock in the rose tub? ive got loads of it.

    my wife and son come back from there hols in 2 days, so we'll see how long those plants last :lol: my lad is a little monkey let me tell ya! he likes to pull the heads of flowers :? allways when your not looking of course
     
  7. George Farmer

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    Very cool, Mark.

    Play sand is much cheaper than ADA sand though...
     
  8. aaronnorth

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    i know, i cant beleived you used ADA :?
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    i know, but i was to excited to go and buy some. i had the ada to hand. it's kinda like ada snobery 8) the most expensive rockery in the world :lol:

    mark
     
  10. George Farmer

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    Ah, I see... Snobbery or no snobbery - you've got skills. Thanks for sharing, as always.
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    mmm...im good at putting lead roofs on churches! :lol:

    well my wife returns from her home country after 10 weeks away on wednesday! so it looks like my funs over, no more wrecking the house with lights fish tanks, leads, camera equipment.
    so maybe i'll leave you all in peace for a while. ( i hear a sigh of relief?)

    anyway my mission was to make the garden look nice for her arrival. its kinda nice( should of seen it before :( )

    and i just realized my sons playpit was at the bottom of the garden...with play sand in it! :lol:

    cheers folks!

    mark
     
  12. HatchetHeaven

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    Looks pretty cool! If you get into Alpines, then try a Sempervivum dish!
     
  13. john starkey

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    Hi Mark ,very nice mate,if you feel like really getting into this side of plants take a look at some alpine gardening web sites i think you will be pleasantly suprised,regards john
     
  14. Mark Evans

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    looking it up now.

    will do john, is it something you do yourself? im amazed at how many types of plants there are. it's realy possible to do some amzing scapes!

    mark
     
  15. jay

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    Brilliant idea Mark.
    Think I might be going off to jazz up my herb pots later. :D
     

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