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Robert Pavlis

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2008, 12:53:19 AM »
Kristl,

I got some baccata seeds from you late last year, but only planted the seed this spring. Y. harrimaniae is on my wish list.

The other Yucca reported to be hardy in zone 5 US is Y. rostrata - I am also looking for it. I'm in Guelph, so a bit coller than London, but not by much.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2008, 07:28:15 PM »
I cultivate many small alpine plants in troughs with rock crevices. Particularly Saxifraga grow very well.

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2008, 07:49:01 PM »
Exactly, Franz.... the plants enjoy the conditions and for us there is the pleasure to have so many plants in quite a small space.

Edit on Saturday evening, after reading the actual size of the trough.... "well,  not SO small a space!! M
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2008, 09:33:16 PM »
Franz,

As ever - wonderfully grown plants. The saxifrages certainly seem to enjoy the conditions. May I ask, how big is this trough? It seems to be a very big one. Also, have you the stone of the crevices much above the level of the top of the trough?

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2008, 09:43:49 PM »
That is a wonderful display Franz!
Must give it a try this way. In my sandy soil they never really want to grow and flower.
Do you give them some shade in your hot pannonic summer days?
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2008, 09:55:52 PM »
Utterly superb, Franz!!!! Thank you so much for posting these. Puts my saxes to shame!!!!
so many species....so little time

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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2008, 08:10:54 AM »
Absolutely beautiful! So healthy Saxifraga oppositifolia in our climate!!! :o
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2008, 05:26:53 PM »
What a show Franz !
Amazing collection of colour  :o
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2008, 07:21:42 PM »
Paddy, Luit,
The trough is 2.5 m long and 1.3 m broad. The trough stands starting from noon in the shade. The stone of the crevices are 10 cm above the level of the top of the trough.
Thank you all together for the kind comments.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2008, 08:08:49 PM »
It's fantastic. What is the stone you have used in your crevicing?
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2008, 08:46:16 PM »
Mark,
I do not know the name. I bought it in the building center. One builds thereby paths and terraces.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2008, 10:59:05 PM »
Mark

It looks like it could be broken paving slabs - I have plenty of those.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2008, 11:29:35 PM »
Yes you're right
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2008, 04:04:27 AM »
A stunning collection of Saxifragas Franz and so beautifully strong and healthy. Mine to shame too Kristl. They look great in the spring then move on to burnt up horror in the summer time. Been meaning for some time to try them in cool-retaining crevices. I must act instead of just thinking about it.
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Re: why create a Crevice garden?
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2008, 09:37:24 AM »
Marvellous and inspiring posts, everyone! I feel new projects coming along.
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