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Starting a Terrascape

Discussion in 'Terrascaping Journals' started by Keith, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. MarcelM

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    Very nice looking Keith.. (y) Love the build up sides.. The whole setup even would make a wonderfull aqauscape too.. What's that small leaved climber at the back? IS that a Ficus pumilla?
     
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    Crikey, I've been caught napping, not sure how I missed this otherwise. It looks superb Keith. Good to see you finally got the lighting brackets secured and the scape up and running (y)
     
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    Yes it is also a Variegated variety.

    Tim it was a stinker of a small job as I had to work in the vertical mortar which is never the best location for any plugs.

    All new planting growing now.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That looks great Keith (y)

    Immediately mind movie: I was a tiny dwarf , walking and climbing in the the jungle gorge behind...
    I saw there a little creek..... sure! ;)
    Than I tried to climb up the green scarp, but it was to exhausting for me... :whistle:

    :eek: And the black pot was montrously big to me ! :barefoot:
     
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    I am so sorry I made you feel exhausted but I hope you enjoyed exploring every thing.

    I had a look at it today and all the plants along the front have settled in and slowly moving along as planned. (so far it might change when nature takes over).

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Learned a lot here Keith, great journal(y)
     
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    Thank you, a good Journal should be a teaching tool. Many just post photos but not all the information about the photo.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thank you for your compassionateness Keith :D:D:D

    Btw: What about a new photo of the 5ft Terra? I am curious....
     
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    OK That is another job for tomorrow I will try to get a few photos tonight.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Great Keith ! (y)

    What about a glass screen that does not close completely in the ends, to keep more humidity in the tank?
     
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    I now have plants growing out of the tank that was the reason for removing the glass and fixing the light to the wall above the tank.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    We have the same plant growing outside in the garden and its big. Marg said its called Parlour Palm.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    You thought about moss Keith?

    Idea for your 5 ft Terrascape:
    If there is a nursery close to you, you could ask for this typical short moss, that is always growing on the plant watering fleece in the glasshouses, where the pots are standing on.

    I did this last time just to try it at home - and put it on a piece of felt, it seems to grow on there as well.

    At first is was about to die, because I kept it too wet and maybe it was also to cold outside, but now it recovers obviously.
    Maybe it did not like to be in a covered dish...? I do still experiences.

    This pretty moos is very short, fine, fresh green, and extremely soft like wadding, when it is perfectly growing.
    I saw it in most of the nurseries here, on the big plant tables, where they produce new pot plants on the vleece, that keeps the plants wet from the ground.

    In the nurseries normally they try to get rid of th moss there ;)

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    I can get a wild bush moss very easily and grow it on Sphagnum moss. In the wild it dies off in the hot summers and come back once it starts getting cooler and raining.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    That sounds good Keith (y)
    But isn' the pretty sphagnum growing enough?
     
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    I was going to use the Spag moss as a base that would hold the moisture for the bush moss that has several species of mosses in the bag it comes in.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith,

    wouldn't the sphagnum overgrow the bush moss?(n)
     
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    That is a question I will be asking the Orchid Grower.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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