Re: flower and garden show2
Apr 08, 2008 12:24 am
I really wanted to go....the last time i went was a few years ago and got nice and close for a pic with Jamie Durie
If anyone went, did you take any pics???? I'd love to see some pics of the displays gardens!!!
Re: flower and garden show3
Apr 08, 2008 8:50 am
To be honest, I thought it was lacking a little, but still very nice.
Whilst the displays were great, I think that there was some definite holes in the coverage of flowers and gardens. I thought there would have been more landscapers and designers there. My S.I.L is looking for a designer, yet there was only a couple there. There was no paving companies or retailing wall companies there. The Bistro and cafe blinds company was very busy, as was the Better Homes and gardens display. The furniture stands were also very busy.
A couple of years ago one of the shows had Boral had a practical display on how to lay pavers, different types etc etc. It was absolutely packed every day for the whole week.
There were some very very nice displays there, and some fairly ordinary ones as well. Lots on water saving, tanks and grasses / synthetic turf.
A lot of the smaller displays showed what plants work well with each other from a layering perspective. Very helpful.
Oh, and $4.50 for a bottle of semi cold water......
Te bus shuttle from Telstra Dome was excellent.
Re: flower and garden show4
Apr 08, 2008 7:15 pm
i set built a stand there years ago for another contracter
starting price for the smallest plot to display is $20,000
big plots $100,000 plus each
nothing can attach to the ground and you have a couple of days to build your stand, very restrictive
and costs to much to hire a plot
Da Vinci Outdoor Living Architectural landscaping http://www.davincioutdoor.com
Re: flower and garden show6
Apr 10, 2008 11:22 pm
The plant in the second photo...did it have little wispy hair-like thingys on it (botanical name )...if so I think I've got one...I take a piccy tomorrow.
Re: flower and garden show7
Apr 10, 2008 11:47 pm
To do list The first plant which is the mexican grass plant had the wispy flowers on it. The second didn't. the guy looking after that exhibit said the Mexican grass plant is hard to find.
You got one of them? The second plant in the foto? were did you buy it from? where do u live i will pinch it
Re: flower and garden show8
Apr 11, 2008 12:53 am
The plants a cactii of some form and they grow pups like bromeliads. Hard leaves and really sharp ends....it's about 50 cm in diameter. Here's a photo which doesn't do it justice...we're preparing to move and I've repositioned it and it's in the fall out zone of a deciduous tree so it's got autumn leaves, fairies and other crap all over it.
That's a 30 cm tape measure next to it and you can see the pups. I intend to repot in a nice ceramic pot with a similar shape to the one it's in, stone mulch it, and place it in the side garden of the new place we are moving to:
My one is from my Mum's garden, she planted it in the late eighties when they moved to their house in Melbourne's north. She then wanted to get rid of the garden bed and offered me the plant so I transplanted it into the shallow cactus pot it's in now.
Get this....the plant was in a pot for 10 years before she planted it.....it was in her garden for about 8....and I've had it in a pot for 7...so it's about 25 years old ! ! ! !. ...and I've never watered it....only receives whatever falls on it. I think it's time for it to have pride of place ! ! ! !
Re: flower and garden show10
Apr 12, 2008 1:23 am
i reckon if you planted it out it would grow heaps more? wow 25 yrs old !!!!!
Apparently, these are very, very slow growing. They also flower very, very rarely and for about 2 days.
Thanks for the compliment....must admit the garden is not my doing it's the previous owner's work. We'll be settling and moving in May.
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