NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

This blog shows my activities and other people's initiatives. There are also articles that have been contributed.
The photo shows the garden in early May 2013


Saturday, 28 February 2009

Jacobs Ladder Folk Festival

Jacobs Ladder Folk Festival was first established on Kibbutz Machanayim in the Upper Galilee, Israel, by Menachem Vinograd. Many famous folk artists have performed at the festival.- . For details go to the link.

A question of Water


It's nice to have visitors view my landscapes. You can see some examples here and on the rest of the site.
These have been done by a process of trial and sometimes with error. Nothing is mechanical in nature.
For me it's about observing and learning.
I have been asked a number of times about watering. People have often asked me for a define answer of once a week or twice a week. I tell people about the finger test. A simple process of feeling the soil. If it is hard and the finger can't penetrate you definitely need to water. Never let the tree dry out!. If you go away you need to make provision for the tree just as you would with a pet.
A few other garden scenes have been added because nature has been mentioned
It's nice to have visitors view my landscapes. You can see some examples here and on the rest of the site.
These have been done by a process of trial and sometimes with error. Nothing is mechanical in nature.
For me it's about observing and learning.
I have been asked a number of times about watering. People have often asked me for a define answer of once a week or twice a week. I tell people about the finger test. A simple process of feeling the soil. If it is hard and the finger can't penetrate you definitely need to water. Never let the tree dry out!. If you go away you need to make provision for the tree just as you would with a pet.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A unique person

A dedicated DJ and music producer since his teens, Nick Luscombe has become one of the UK’s most influential radio DJs.
Highly regarded for his ability to mix several genres of music to create some of the most dynamic and enjoyable radio around, it’s not unusual to hear the latest electronica alongside classic folk or jazz.
Flomotion has broadcast on numerous highly regarded radio stations, including Resonance FM, NME Radio, Samurai FM and XFM.
Nick has also been in constant demand as a club DJ, playing regularly at outdoor festivals (including The Big Chill, V, Glastonbury), club events and London residencies, including sessions at the ICA, The Big Chill Bar and The End.
With regular new shows, interviews, mixes and top 10s, Flomotion Radio now brings Nick’s unique brand of eclecticism to a global audience, available online 24/7 via www.flomotionradio.com.

Friday, 6 February 2009



Most of our banana Jungle is made up of Musa Basjoo though there are also some Musa Sikkimensis and others which I am testing for hardiness. I wrap the bananas in fleece but they do become hardier as they get older. The plants gradually lose all their leaves and only the stump remains. The first signs of rejuvenation can be seen around March. We have yet to see how they survive this winter which has been one of the worst in years!

Many of the plants have been propogated by me by chopping side shoots. This isn't easy as it is essential to cut the side shoot with some root.

The year before last and in previous years one of the older plants would produce a flower but there were none last summer. I put this down to low light levels. We had rather a dismal summer.

Two trays of a more common design


Both the tray of elms and the lone serissa (tree of a thousand stars -serissa foetida) have been with me a long time. The elm forest is a bit short on leaves because of being outside for part of the winter. Elms are deciduous.
I did mention that I sell some of my trays or design new ones according to request this enables me to continue this hobby. My main interest these days is in rock plantings surrounded by water. i hope someday to do one on a much larger scale in the garden. I saw many while in Vietnam. Unfortunately whereas in vietnam resources are easy to find here they are quite expensive and not locally available
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