Re: One year on42
Apr 17, 2011 6:54 pm
March 2009. Waterhousia Floribunda, part of the landscaping package provided by the developer - I was unimpressed that my "tree" was only knee-high.
But look at it today:
September 2009 - weeping mulberry. A bargain from the local nursery.
The Little Gems should start to provide a nice screen in the next year or so:
And my succulents are looking lush:
Re: One year on43
Apr 17, 2011 6:59 pm
Wow, that's amazing growth!! It looks fantastic
Re: One year on45
Apr 21, 2011 1:25 am
That Agave and Yucca will be a handful before long.
This winter when the mulberry losses its leaves and nudes up. Trim it out so it only hangs 1/3rd of what it is now. It'll grow back fast enough Get another stake, pull the other two and drop the three stakes around the tree in a fairly close-ish fashion. Then tie something round the three of them. That way the tree can fall about a bit and thicken and strengthen its trunk up. As it is, it might not do that. This will be a very top heavy plant so make sure it is as strong as an ox and unfortunately staking trees makes for trees that fall over in years to come.
When pruning it prune back to and arching shoot that heads up more. You want height and that will also provide better width on it too
Re: One year on46
Apr 21, 2011 8:35 am
Thanks Fu; I was going to ask about pruning the mulberry this year. Wasn't sure how much to take off it. I removed the ties a while back, but I'll re-stake it the right way so it'll hold up against the wind.
Re: One year on50
Jan 07, 2013 10:08 am
I gave it a wee trim yesterday. Still needs more... I'm waiting for some cooler weather first, don't want everything to burn to a crisp.
Re: One year on55
Jan 07, 2013 5:07 pm
Bamboo...hiding the fence and just about screening out the monster house under construction behind us.
From the doorway, nothing but green:
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Re: One year on57
Jan 09, 2013 3:19 pm
Yeah, you gotta be careful wqith how much space you leave for stuff to grow. You can very quickly lose access to what were once nice unobstructed paths.
How wide is the area in the first shot from the edge of the house to the fence?
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Re: One year on59
Feb 16, 2013 10:40 pm
Thanks for posting this image We are getting a couple as part of our landscape plan for the front yard (2 x trees required) and were a little unsure about the plant so it's nice to see one a year in. I know it will vary, but has yours shot up much? We are planning on purchasing some plants from local nurseries in the near future to give us a head start - our land is still unregistered so we thought we may as well, while we still have money haha!
Your garden looks lovely! Hope those Little Gems are coming along nicely, lol..
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Re: One year on60
Feb 16, 2013 11:15 pm
It's still growing nicely. Definitely a lot taller now. The front garden doesn't get much watering and it's been a dry summer, but this is one plant that's surviving well. Big thumbs-up from me.
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