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Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« on: November 29, 2018, 10:04:20 AM »
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A humorous recent entry "Rocks in troughs" in my garden blog . Pics not great because it was blowing a hoolie (Storm Diana) and lashing rain so I had to take them from under a wildly swinging umbrella.

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Co. Limerick, Ireland. Zone: 8. Height. 172m. Lowest temp: Dec. 2010. -14C. Wet maritime climate.

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Some piccies but not of plants.

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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 11:36:48 AM »
What a  selection! Goes to show that as much fun and interest  can be had from the rocks as the plants - what a great hobby we have!
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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 02:33:50 PM »
Kevind showed some  great troughs  in the  blog  mentioned - and he's  recently  posted  elsewhere more  photos  of  his  many  troughs- illustrating  how  much better  a  trough can look with higher, stronger  landscape  features using  rocks.(In contrast  to the  flat  earth versions  that  tend  to  be  shown by the  TV experts!)

 I'll post  some  of  Kevin's trough photos here, trying  not  to duplicate  too many, though even then they may  be  photographed at a  different  time  of  year .

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 Killaloe Slate

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Ballyhoura Mudstone, Red Sandstone conglomerate & Volcanic rock.

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Ballyhoura Mudstone, Red Sandstone conglomerate & Volcanic rock.

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Namurian Mudstone from Kerry.

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more  to follow!
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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020, 02:42:08 PM »
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Volcanic rock formed from Silica that shoots straight up into the sky from a volcano.

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Limestone & Bog Deal.

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Limestone

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Limestone

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Limestone
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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2020, 03:06:43 PM »
Impressive rock work (and impressive troughs!).



My trough is an old laboratory sink. Very indestructible! I have only two small visible rocks though but a pine root to achieve hight. It is planted with Soldanella and Shortia species.

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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 03:27:39 PM »
That sink does  indeed  look pretty  indestructible, Trond!
More  of  Kevin's  troughs ....

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Decaying Ballyhoura Shale.

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Killaloe Slate from The Graves of the Leinstermen

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Killaloe Slate from The Graves of the Leinstermen


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Namurian Mudstone.

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Limestone
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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2020, 03:41:56 PM »
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Limestone


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Limestone

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Slate

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Volcanic rock in the large pot behind.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2020, 03:44:56 PM »
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 Tufa in pot in the front.

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Limestone

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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2020, 03:47:34 PM »
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 Volcanic Silica Rock.

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Killaloe  Slate

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Volcanic Silica Rock.
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Re: Rocks in troughs. (Blog entry)
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2020, 03:48:33 PM »
Last  of  Kevin's  FB pix for  now  ....

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Sempervivums have eaten all the rocks here !
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