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Katherine J

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2008, 07:21:32 AM »
I'll try to post some pics of this later.

Do it Kristl, I'm curious!
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2008, 12:02:02 PM »
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I'll try to post some pics of this later.

Do it Kristl, I'm curious!

...and I am waiting with bated breath ;)
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2008, 12:46:16 PM »
I only use sand in my crevices and it works very well. When I build a crevice garden I angle the stones to south-west so I get the sunny side and the shaded side. I use all sizes of stones from very thin to as big as possible. I place them with different distance so I get crevices from a few mm to 10cm.  Then I can plant even bigger plants. It don´t have to be strait lines. It should just look like a broken cliff.

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2008, 01:37:24 PM »
Oh to be young again :(
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2008, 02:15:02 PM »
Com' on, David, we all are young here! I've read somewhere: "Old is that one, whom the spring can't give anything new."  :)

Peter,
Thank you for your posting, I've just read your article in The Rock Garden and was amazed that you use only sand. As for the stability of the stones I understand it, but what about the plant's food? Yes, I know alpines don't need much food, but nothing at all  :o?? Or is enough what dissolves from the stones?
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2008, 04:35:58 PM »
I started to grow in sand 8 years ago and now I use it for almost everything. This year I will make new sandbeds in the woodland for Primula, Cypripedium and Meconopsis. Last year I used 10kg bone meal on 5 acre. Most of it in the woodland, never on the crevices. I think the plants get enough from the sand. The plants gets nice and compact and develop a big, deep rootsystem. They don´t grow into the soil below.

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2008, 04:47:20 PM »
Com' on, David, we all are young here! I've read somewhere: "Old is that one, whom the spring can't give anything new." 


In mind Kata yes, but when it comes to moving very large lumps of stone the mind is willing but the body is weak! :(
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2008, 08:15:18 PM »
Com' on, David, we all are young here! I've read somewhere: "Old is that one, whom the spring can't give anything new." 


In mind Kata yes, but when it comes to moving very large lumps of stone the mind is willing but the body is weak! :(

I have to agree with David on this one Kata. We're all young at heart and in our minds but our knees and backs have another point of view.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2008, 08:17:56 PM »
If one of our Canadians can show some pics of the Montreal Bot Garns crevice garden as it NOW is, that would be ap[preciated. Kristl's pics look the bones of some enormous pre-historic monster. Planted and growing, they must be outstanding.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2008, 12:59:50 AM »
Peter

Are you sure this is not Gothenburg Botanical Gardens.  Truly Superman

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2008, 07:31:44 AM »
Peter,
What I would really like to see is a video of how you move those rocks. I don't think being younger would help me.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2008, 04:57:34 PM »
Hjalmar, we are the same age so that shold not be a problem for you. I have a cource in building a rockgarden 30/4, 18-21 if you are interested? I see you live in Hällingsjö and that is very close to me.
I don´t have a video but I have some pictures how to move a stone. A BIG sackbarrow is very usefull.

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2008, 05:00:37 PM »
Try again

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2008, 05:01:55 PM »
...and more stones

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2008, 06:03:21 PM »
Crevices for the smaller garden, and stone for the older gardener :D
This is the crevice garden that Carol and I constructed last autumn. It is still a work in progress and has room for many more plants.
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