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My Fragrant Hedge 3: An Unlikely Hybrid Perpetual

This is a discussion on My Fragrant Hedge 3: An Unlikely Hybrid Perpetual within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I have the same rose growing in my garden and it is really hardy.The only ...

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    I have the same rose growing in my garden and it is really hardy.The only problem is with nocturnal beetles that feed on the leaves but thankfully they are seasonal. I don't know the scientific name for this but I understand it originated from South China and suits the lowland conditions in South-east Asia. So it is no surprise to find it growing all over South-east Asia.There are two colour variations here; the darker pink as shown by Angel and a lighter pink. They are really fragrant.

    I am sure it would make a spectacular hedge when in full bloom.

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    That's the cost of living in the city Randy, small lots with high price tags. We just have to make do with what we have. And most of my lot is covered by concrete. That's makes the planting area even much smaller. There are always clay and plastic pots though.

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    Thank you Yew Sung for that valuable piece of info. I though at first it may be a China but then it's too big and robust to be a China. Most Chinas I know are spindly bushes with smaller, less double flowers with very slight fragrance. Unlike this one which is really fragrant.

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    So Angel your growing them in pots? Im planning to put some plants outside my fence
    although technically not part of my property anymore, but im allowed to put plants in
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    No Randy. All of the plants I've posted like those in the hedge are planted in the ground. Otherwise they won't reach their full potential.
    But I grow a number of plants in pots, most of which I take indoors from time to time for purely ornamental purposes. And I also have plants growing in pots outside my fence.

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    Ah thanks that clears it....

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    My lot area is only 50 sq. meters. Multiply that by 3 floors so I've got a living area of 150 sq. mtrs. And my grow area is barely 1/3 of that 50 in the front porch and upstairs 3rd floor laundry area and all concrete! Geesh! How I miss my ancestral home where I had a full 623 sq. mtrs. of space and a huge garden lawn both front and back with plenty of fresh air movement and sunlight!

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    Well, that's one good thing with orchids Jojo. You can squeeze a number of them in a small space and still get beautiful blooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel View Post
    Well, that's one good thing with orchids Jojo. You can squeeze a number of them in a small space and still get beautiful blooms.
    In a way yes but squeezing them together in small spaces inhibits air flow and circulation which increases the risk of rot during the rainy season and/or watering. There is a BIG difference in the overall condition and growth of orchids when they are given plenty of space to grow and with proper, natural air circulation. I use a ceiling fan but notice plants dry out and get dehydrated easily as opposed to the fresh, moist air movement that occur in natural open spaces.

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    I have this penchant for really tight orchid plantings BUT in an open space, as you say Jojo. I fill up almost every available space on the mount.
    I notice that they often grow better when planted close to each other as opposed to a single specimen planted on its own. Perhaps it's true what they say about the increase in humidity when they're planted in clusters.

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