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so after having to move my garden from my last rented location i did what any self respecting plant enthusiast does. i went and took it all to mum and dads. it's still in its early stages but i'm just glad to have some stuff in the ground and in a permament location. give it a few years and it's going to be awesome.

once again most of these plants were given or sold to me by other members of the forum. thanks everyone for their generosity and helpfulness without which my garden might not exist.

acacia maidenii

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an acacia maidenii i had planted a few years earlier

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acacia obtusifolia

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acacia acuminata

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mimosa hostillis

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various cacti

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and just a reminder of that massive cactus up the road from my folks place. it really is a monster but i'm doing my best to cut it down to size.

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What a beautiful property! I wish my parents' 100acres were a lot closer to where I live, there's so much potential there.

How old is that Mimosa?

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yeah well they live 6 hours away so i could only plant things that would look after themselves... it's a really dry area with not much rainfall so not much chance of tropical plants growing like any psychotrias or caapi...but might look into starting a sub patch in the shade and hope for the best.

not sure how old the mimosa is...you'd have to ask birdwing who was kind enough to give it to me..

i can't wait for the cacti on the hill to get big and tall. i envision them as standing over the whole place as protectors or guardians of the property.

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nice thanks for sharing.

cactus are going to look good, nice little position.

The pach i got off you are in the ground and going good.

cheers

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Nice pics, thanks for sharing. With the way you had your pics set up I thought you had some monster cacti growing out of an old car.

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You're very lucky to have a property to plant out. For the time being, I can only dream. Nice work man.

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Nice work man....good to see a few pics of this garden I been hearing about. Will be good to see how it progresses in a few years time.

not sure how old the mimosa is...you'd have to ask birdwing who was kind enough to give it to me..

It's around 5 or 6 months old.

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great location mate, planting in the ground is awesome.

I want acacia seed badly

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yeah well they live 6 hours away so i could only plant things that would look after themselves... it's a really dry area with not much rainfall so not much chance of tropical plants growing like any psychotrias or caapi...

this place definately looks dry, but my plave is very, very dry aswell for most of the time, but one of my caapi's has survived having to fend just for herselfe.

even a coffe plant, planted by the previous owners has survived the longest drought here!

if one plants out caapi or psychotrias, in sheltered and "lucky sweet spot" places even in dry areas, there is a chance of survival! it might take several attempts to find those garden sweet spots, though, but the reward ought to be worth your efforts.

ups, forgot to say the place looks great and the cacti look super fat, strong and damm didley happy!!

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Amazing, it's so beautiful! I'm so jealous as well. I've got comparatively nothing.

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Amazing, it's so beautiful! I'm so jealous as well. I've got comparatively nothing.

don't stress. about three years ago i had nothing as well. just takes a bit of time, some good friends (who have all come through this forum) and the ability to bounce back with a positive attitude after seedlings die....when i first started i wished to god i had a good garden with everything growing and lo and behold through a tiny bit of work and a lot of synchronicity and the right attitude a few later i have everything i could have wanted going plus more...take your time, hurry up, choice is yours, don't be late.

(forgive me for quoting the cobainster...he's not much of a role model but sometimes he makes a lot of sense...)

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Wow, I can imagine in a few years, how Big all those Plants will be.

And Plenty of Horse manure too, great!

Good Luck!

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Way to go holymountain, thanks for the pics, it looks like a nice space to raise an ethno garden:)

Good luck with it all!

peace, sam

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that view from htat cacti area is awesome. would love to put a chair up there and sit having a couple of pipes as the sun goes down on the beautiful property. Woulld be a great relaxation place.

the acacias look good and healthy there mate good shit and that giant cacti looks like one just around the corner from my work which i have been s coping out. asked for a cutting they said yes they want the branches leaning on the fence taken down as they are knocking the fence down... huuuuuuuge columns cant wait

;D:D

also a quick question, is the A. Accuminata a brighter green than mos tother acacias ??? i have seen afew like that flowering round here lately, they seem to be a more vibrant shade of green tot he other acacias.

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a quick question, is the A. Accuminata a brighter green than mos tother acacias ??? i have seen afew like that flowering round here lately, they seem to be a more vibrant shade of green tot he other acacias.

to be honest i've got no idea. i have very limited experience with acacias. in fact the only acacias of this variety that i've seen are the ones i've got growing.

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this place definately looks dry, but my plave is very, very dry aswell for most of the time, but one of my caapi's has survived having to fend just for herselfe.

even a coffe plant, planted by the previous owners has survived the longest drought here!

if one plants out caapi or psychotrias, in sheltered and "lucky sweet spot" places even in dry areas, there is a chance of survival! it might take several attempts to find those garden sweet spots, though, but the reward ought to be worth your efforts.

exactly , that's the spirit, even if it doesn't work....

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My psychotria seemed to have given up after the trauma of moving and hot weather a few months back... all the green died off and nothing was left, but in the last week or two green leaves have started shooting up again.. such a relief! I hate to think I inadvertantly killed a plant I love.

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a few weeks ago i had the chance to move the rest of my plant collection and get them happening. here's what i managed...

got over thirty cacti in the ground along this fence line.

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super pedro generously given by watertrade. what a beauty!

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Caapi which will hopefully take over the railing thing that I installed for it to climb along.

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also found some time to create a woodlovers patch which you can see in this thread:

http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24687

all in all pretty happy with it and looking forward to watching it grow and grow and grow.

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Not sure why, but I thought I'd go back in time and find this old thread I started. When I read the last post by Shoomey Goodness' I realised I had to make some updates.   

 

On 13/06/2010 at 7:58 PM, Shroomey Goodness said:

wow thats a lot of cactus i love it i can picter what that will be like in tens years or some also nice home in the last pic


Well believe it or not, it's nearly been ten years. So, shroomey goodness and everyone else, here's what things look like ten years later (and after two years of drought and no rain).  I'd do it all over again if I could.   Big thanks to everyone from back in the day who helped a newbie out with a cutting or two.  I hope I've given back in some way. 

 

P.S Any id's would be appreciated. I lost that info a long time ago. 

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Very nice mate. Great to see a 10 year before and after! I hope to see huge flowering beauties in my garden one day :)

 

Cheers

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This is amazing, they look great, thanks for the update, so awesome to see...nice work :P

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Wow! Super cool!

How did the cappi and acacia fair mate?

Been thinking of doing something similar.

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Cappi and acacia didn't make it unfortunately,  bit tough for them - everything was pretty much left on its own to survive the whole time as I moved interstate. Cactus were left alone - no special soil or fertilisers, I did manage the occasional pruning here and there and managed to collect seeds the last two years - no idea who pollinated who - but they've been viable and growing into nice little seedlings. Actually, if roughly five or six people wanted a mixed lot of seeds just send a PM and I'll send some out free. 

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