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I love these threads!!!!!


Cant wait to see how it all looks when finished!

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This will be awesome!

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I'll grab another photo tonight so you can see the little retaining wall. I've also finished the fence (with a tiny bit of staining to go). The fence in the background has been stained too so that looks heaps neater.

I'll try and get the landscaping rocks moved around a bit so you will get an idea of the layout I will end up with. The rocks are pretty massive though, so I'll see how far I get rolling em round on my own hehe.

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Wow, what a difference a couple of plants can have :)

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Looking good!

You must have a very understanding spouse.

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Just make sure you have dense enough soil to keep the columnars upright, just had a 9 foot C. peruvians keel over on itself this afternoon likely from to pourous sandy soil that it was planted in.

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7 more in the ground tonight. This is going to take a couple of weeks by the looks of things :wink:

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Just make sure you have dense enough soil to keep the columnars upright, just had a 9 foot C. peruvians keel over on itself this afternoon likely from to pourous sandy soil that it was planted in.

Should be ok, the dark mix that I'm putting around the plants is 50/50 compost and pumice. The light stuff that forms the base of the garden is mostly just regular topsoil and some broken clay mixed in.

That's starting to look pretty good!

What other cacti and succulents have you got planned for it?

Too many to list... wait and see :D

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Jealous! Looking forward to the rest of your garden unfolding.

Great job man.

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Nice garden, nice plants. Congrats and keep up the awesome work!

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Another 15 odd plants into the ground


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Stenocereus marginatus grove:


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Looking good ! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the rest !

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Thanks all :)

Another half a dozen decent sized plants into the ground now. That's almost the last of the big/hard to handle pots, but there's still so many to go!

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Man that must have been stinking hot work today bit! Good work :) I will be most offended if I dont get to visit your garden again once you've finished this masterpiece :P

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Heh, yeah it was hard work.. the garden is not 'clean' soil. It's had a number of trees cut down in the last 18 months, so plenty of roots around. Also, I've a really annoying weed that has thick spaghetti like fragile roots, broad green leaves, and grows from bulbs. It's been hard work trying to eradicate it while de-potting.

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Here's a quick walkthrough of the garden so far - as you can see there's still a lot in pots!

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Very nice bit :)

What's the green mesh? Why did you cover some cacti with it and others not?

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