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 Posted: Wed Feb 25th, 2015 07:58 am
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I have some nice "trees" planted around my tramway. They are all real and chosen for "sort of" scale foliage. They are actually "bonsai" planted in pots with lots of judicious pruning and some I have wired the branches to get them where I want them. They are watered by a dripper in each pot as the summers here are scorching.

I have just found a source of Huon Pine seedlings for AU$6.95 ea !!!!!!! I'll order a couple and start them off in open ground in shade to get them to grow on a bit. These are notoriously long lived and slow growing but in 4 - 5 seasons I should be able to get a 30cm high tree that will be unique in Traction modelling circles.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 26th, 2015 03:38 am
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Nice!



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 Posted: Fri Feb 27th, 2015 03:05 pm
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Half the stuff that I plant dies. Except the #&%**@^ grass.

One of the reasons that I never considered an outdoor layout.

But they sure look good Trev!

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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2015 03:18 am
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I think its all in the choice of plant, I have had numerous failures.....
I need a full time arborist though I'm constantly pruning and shaping. The Lemon scented cypress Looks good though now its 'full grown" (the trunk is 3' dia at the base) for my purposes....
Just one of the reasons I'm taking a sabbatical at this juncture. Just too many hassles with being outdoors. keeping things clean is the biggest issue, followed by what mother nature throws at you, just had to repaint light and traction poles (this time with an epoxy paint) then there are my local magpies that have on more than one occasion ripped off my overhead for their own uses presumably....
If I had the space it would be inside for me...

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