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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2022, 06:09:07 PM »

A simple way to place a netting is to stick 4 to 6 thin pipes (metal, plastic or bamboo)into the ground.
Cut some half-rings out of bracing wire (I use 3,8 mm) and stick it in the tubes
This is an easy framework for a netting.
I fix it at three sides with some hooks (metal or sticks from the hedge)
The front part is weighed down with some metal rod for easy access.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2022, 07:02:19 PM »
Trillium grandiflorum flowers now on two of the rafts. Cypripedium reginae has recovered from the dividing.
I have cross-pollinated all of them.
Last year some mouse or so  stole the fruits. But the seedlings from the year before have already their second leaf.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2022, 04:57:36 PM »
From Cypripedium acaule is one back.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2022, 05:50:58 PM »
Reginae still going strong after the division.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2022, 06:18:54 PM »
My latest addition to the floating gardens are some D.majalis. Two groups living together with some pieces C.reginae.

I hope they will cope with the conditions. It is 40 days ago since I became them.

Cuttings from Daphne tangutica from last autumn lived till last week. As i removed them since they lost their leafs, there was no more roots visible.

Next time I use some of the few  calciferous islands I have now.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2022, 03:43:30 PM »
Cypripedium acaule developed quite well. The other one next to it did not turn up.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2022, 03:54:49 PM »
The bigger parts are set into square buckets, the same size as the original one.

Cypripedium reginae in this bucket is already 70 cm high.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2022, 03:59:55 PM »
Cypripedium reginae on most islands. Apart from one island where I buried it too deep. After I dug it up it does not look too good. One bud rotted away and the other one looks quite bad too.
Maybe it recovers.
This single one looks perfect

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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2022, 04:45:10 PM »
Lilium canadense (seeds 2021) grow their first leaf. The germiating bulbs were very small.
Leafs are quite big for these dwarf bulbs.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2022, 03:38:36 PM »
Iris chrysographes will bloom soon in the new setting.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2022, 07:54:04 PM »
A friend let me have some seeds from gladiolus palustris from his garden ex Königsbrunner heath near Augsburg.
Quite a lot germinated. One was quite different, all white leaf. After a week it turned light green.
Today I found on another Island a pure white one and another light green one.
I hope some of them will grow up.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2022, 09:01:35 AM »
Iris chrysographes starts to flower on the Cypripedium tibeticum island.
Seedgrown more than a decade ago.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2022, 05:54:30 PM »
Some more albinos of Gladiolus palustris seedlings.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2022, 09:11:28 PM »
C.reginae starts to flower.
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Re: Floating gardens to grow difficult plants the easy way
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2022, 09:13:45 PM »
Iris chrysographes shows its best
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
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