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Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:42 pm
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Post Re: Bromeliads doing well in North Wales
Thanks for sharing, what sort of Bromeliads are on the trunk of the Tracky? How did you fix them to the trunk. :wink:

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Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:42 pm
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Hi the bromeliads on the truck are aechmea recurvata ,fascicularia bicolour and tillandsia bergeri, i was up arthog falls today , love it up there , there​ was a giant beech tree half way up which had lost most of the top probably wind damage ,so i took a few branches to mount a few bromeliads on you can see in the picture


Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:16 pm
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Post Re: Bromeliads doing well in North Wales
Nice- every year people are getting more creative on the tropical look. Nice to see a Trachycarpus used for epiphytes in England. Also- as Carlos has pointed out- hardy sedums could be used also and who know's what else? I thought for a second you had mounted a Sago on that tree trunk. It might work.


Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:37 pm
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Intriguing pictures! What species are you growing? Have many been out since before the 'bad winters'? If so, which and how bad did it get for you there?

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Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:34 pm
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Thanks Paul all the bromeliads are the ones you suggest in your writeup on hardy bromeliads ,i do have a few dyckia from seed Which were selected by a collector from Brazil for there cold hard which do well against the rain shelter of the house , I'm on a stretch of coast which face's north so the cold evil winter wind gets the edge nocked of it, we do get a few days of frost but never more than -5
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:08 pm
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Post Re: Bromeliads doing well in North Wales
Very nice
Looks fantastic

Photo 2 - are those the Dyckias?
Do the colour up a bit more in the summer?

Photo 4 - The big fern at the bottom
What is that?
And the smaller ones on the left.
What are those ?


Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:52 pm
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Yes there​ the dyckia ,look better in the summer ,the big fern is Blechnum cycadifolium and the small are the squirrel foot fern which was doing great until a mouse started eating it.
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Fantastic looking collection - for some reason Postimage is not letting me see larger images right now. I'll check again later.

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That Blechnum isn't too shabby either!...

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Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:10 am
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Post Re: Bromeliads doing well in North Wales
Marko, I tried to grow some on a Tracky Trunk some 4 or 5 years ago and failed miserably. I wouldn't mind seeing how the experts do it if you can spare me 5 minuets some time. :wink:

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Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:22 pm
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junglejason wrote:
Marko, I tried to grow some on a Tracky Trunk some 4 or 5 years ago and failed miserably. I wouldn't mind seeing how the experts do it if you can spare me 5 minuets some time. :wink:

It would be a pleasure


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marko wrote:
junglejason wrote:
Marko, I tried to grow some on a Tracky Trunk some 4 or 5 years ago and failed miserably. I wouldn't mind seeing how the experts do it if you can spare me 5 minuets some time. :wink:

It would be a pleasure


Thanks I will PM you. Jason

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Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 pm
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Video of my greenhouse, ferns and bromeliads
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