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    Remember, that's Rob's highland nursery. Humidity and temperatures are not that far off from Kinabalu- even Leon won't break a sweat moving trees around up there.

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    Wow. thats awesome!

    Mind if I hop in the back of the plower? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Oh, and I have this one sack... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] (schloaty, please, no comments please!) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Wow, just saw the log picture... At least you didnt say anything about your dogs attacking sacks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Are those eucalyptus trees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] (schloaty, please, no comments please!)
    ** looking innocent **
    Me? Why, I'm an angel. Whatever do you mean?
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    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

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    It does not look like Leon is sweating...
    Rob, is he really holding that tree by himself?

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]In simple terms (not up with my eology) what's the makeup of that red soil? Is it a red clay of some type? Volcanic? Acid/neutral? Rich/poor?

    Any other species that are doing well in it?
    Hi Aaron,

    I know nothing about geology but it looks to me like some type of sandy clay. The rocks around here are mainly sedimentary (I think!). I've not actualy done anything about measuring the pH or other factors. It's depleted farming soil, poor in nutrients and has to have a lot of fertlizer added to it before vegetables can be grown successfully.

    Lots of other species are doing very well in it, many are flowering. I'll post some photos later.

    Yala Park is going well. There are elephants, crocs and reportedly leopards, although rarely seen.

    Rocklizard, they are actually under shade for much of the day from an embankment and a nearby nursery structure. We use 80% shdecloth too until they are established, after which they don't need it. Trent has pointed out about the humidity and temperature being similar to Kinabalu. That's true for part of the year but we have regular dry seasons and sometimes druoght with no rainfall at all for months which does not occur so much on Mt. Kinabalu as the mountain makes it's own climate. Then the humidity can be pretty low at times which is why I hadn't tried this experiment years ago. I just didn't think it would work too well but seems I was wrong.

    That's indeed a eucalyptus tree but Leon isn't really quite that strong, otherwise he's be running for an important political post in California some day [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] You can't see the roots and branches that have been cropped out of the photo.
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    Thanks Rob,

    I was curious as the soil looks so different to what most of us use and, I suppose, aim for (i.e. loose, light, airy, etc). It looks like the soil would pack down quite firm?

    GREAT to hear that Yala is still well.

    I have very strong/fond memories of that place with Elephants coming to the bungalow at night to steal food, having our mini buss charged by a rough bull Elephant (AKA 'Tuska'), a Mongoose/Cobra fight, Buffalos on the beach, 1x Leopard sighting from afar.

    Ohh... and of course the daily delivery of Buffalo curd in clay pots with Kittle Palm honey for breakfast ;-)

    OK, enough of the reminiscing, this is a nep forum.

    Aaron.

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    Many thanks for updating the plant site and pictures. I will be browsing through there for a good portion of this afternoon. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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