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#1 User is offline   Il Pirata 

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:21 PM

I owe some of you pics of my revamped 'garden' on the corridor, after i changed out the racks. Its still not complete, with some plants which have to be replaced etc. i reckoned it would never be 'complete' anyway.... so here are the pics.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0241a.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0242a.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0243a.jpg
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:24 PM

More...

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0275.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0274.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0276.jpg
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

yet more ....

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0278.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0279.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0281.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0280.jpg
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Some individual blooms....

Kohleria from Abby - too much sun?
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0246a.jpg

NOID Orchids...all infested by phillosticta. I'm resigned to it....
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0245a.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0268.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0258.jpg
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:44 PM

More blooms

Dtps Purple Martin
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0272.jpg

I'm quite surprised by this prolific anthurium
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0267.jpg

Another view of the NOID epidendrum
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

View PostIl Pirata, on 08 January 2011 - 06:27 PM, said:

yet more ....

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0278.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0279.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0281.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0280.jpg

Hey pirata,
Nice garden!!!Btw, the impatien in the last photo,is it impatien wallariana??Can it grow well in singapore?Can tell me the culture?Where did u buy it?
Thanks
Gramm.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

View Postgrammatophyllum, on 08 January 2011 - 10:24 PM, said:

Hey pirata,
Nice garden!!!Btw, the impatien in the last photo,is it impatien wallariana??Can it grow well in singapore?Can tell me the culture?Where did u buy it?
Thanks
Gramm.



Hi Gramm, thanks! It is impatiens walleriana, with double flowers. I think impatiens are marginal in Singapore due to the heat. Current weather is fine. They generally like semi-shade. Use very free draining potting mix. Water only when the mix is bone-dry (i.e. ~ every 2-3 days). I do mist the leaves in the morning to wash off any mites, not sure if that's the right thing to do, especially if its flowering. I bought them as 6 rooted cuttings in a 3" pot (all same coloured blooms) at the Woodgrove mall near the American School in Woodlands. Dabbid bought the same thing from one of the Kovan nurseries. The Woodgrove plants are cheaper i think.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:43 AM

View PostIl Pirata, on 08 January 2011 - 10:46 PM, said:

Hi Gramm, thanks! It is impatiens walleriana, with double flowers. I think impatiens are marginal in Singapore due to the heat. Current weather is fine. They generally like semi-shade. Use very free draining potting mix. Water only when the mix is bone-dry (i.e. ~ every 2-3 days). I do mist the leaves in the morning to wash off any mites, not sure if that's the right thing to do, especially if its flowering. I bought them as 6 rooted cuttings in a 3" pot (all same coloured blooms) at the Woodgrove mall near the American School in Woodlands. Dabbid bought the same thing from one of the Kovan nurseries. The Woodgrove plants are cheaper i think.


Hey pirata,
Thanks for the info.But what do u mean by marginal?:)/>
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

very nice! just like looking at a botannical display. Like the caladiums esp. how do you water with so many pots?
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

View Postgrammatophyllum, on 09 January 2011 - 11:43 AM, said:

Hey pirata,
Thanks for the info.But what do u mean by marginal?:)/>
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It doesn't take the heat very well, that's why i call it marginal.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:44 PM

View Postislaverde, on 09 January 2011 - 02:42 PM, said:

very nice! just like looking at a botannical display. Like the caladiums esp. how do you water with so many pots?


Actually its still manageable. I spend between 10-15 minutes daily for the watering.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:07 PM

Wow ... nice and lush! If I am your neighbour, I would love to walk along that corridor and stop to admire the plants there :-)
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:39 PM

finally u post pics! hehe... u are right, there will never be a 'completed garden' :)/>
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:03 PM

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Wow ... nice and lush! If I am your neighbour, I would love to walk along that corridor and stop to admire the plants there :-)



Nearly all the households on this floor grow plants... there is this Malay lady a few units away who until recently has a very lush, very impressive row of green leafy plants. I loved to walk past her row too! Now she's too busy with her new baby so it looks a bit worn out....
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:09 PM

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finally u post pics! hehe... u are right, there will never be a 'completed garden' :)/>



Yah lor! See the racks I mentioned before? They are usually for shops to sell handphone accessories. I bought from a shop in Geylang. When they were told to deliver to a flat instead of shop, they were shocked! I spray-painted the racks with anti-rust paint. Hopefully they would last a while. I hope eventually to cover them completely in various hoya vines.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:22 PM

you can purchase these racks and many other racking systems in 2 shops at geylang (lor 37,38) near the geyland firestation side.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:51 PM

View PostIl Pirata, on 08 January 2011 - 06:32 PM, said:

Some individual blooms....

Kohleria from Abby - too much sun?
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/Il_Pirata/My%20Unfinished%20Vertical%20Garden/DSCF0246a.jpg

NOID Orchids...all infested by phillosticta. I'm resigned to it....





No sun no flower, the lower leaf will turn brown to black when they aged, the leaf will have burnt spot when it get wet and under the sun.

Just wonder how long is your corridor, look very unusual from other HDB.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:25 AM

View PostAbby Lim, on 09 January 2011 - 11:51 PM, said:

No sun no flower, the lower leaf will turn brown to black when they aged, the leaf will have burnt spot when it get wet and under the sun.

Just wonder how long is your corridor, look very unusual from other HDB.


abby, i saw rows of kohleria for sale at hengsoon farm on sat. they were all placed in a shady location. all looked v green, healthy and were flowering. i wonder if they are growing there or were just placed there.

ilpirata - a lovely garden! the red selaginella - i have them too but they grow so slowly!. is yours like this too? and arbor is right..there is no such thing as a complete garden and there is ALWAYS work to be done!
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:09 AM

View Postislaverde, on 09 January 2011 - 10:22 PM, said:

you can purchase these racks and many other racking systems in 2 shops at geylang (lor 37,38) near the geyland firestation side.


yep - that's where i bought them...
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

View PostAbby Lim, on 09 January 2011 - 11:51 PM, said:

No sun no flower, the lower leaf will turn brown to black when they aged, the leaf will have burnt spot when it get wet and under the sun.

Just wonder how long is your corridor, look very unusual from other HDB.



I think must be water splashing in the sun during watering.... must be more gentle! :flowers:/>
My corridor is indeed unusual - it is end-to-end > 30ft long! I utilised ~22 ft.
Good space for plants, if only it doesn't have seasonal sun....
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