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11 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

I wonder how these wild flowers and their seeds will hold up to being lashed by salt water during the winter storms, will they come back in the following Spring and Summer? Or is it the intention to replant every year?

I wonder if it's too much to hope that they've put considerable thought into what's been planted and some of those varieties which are self-seeding and tolerant to salinity have been chosen, the varieties which grow on dunes, estuary shorelines and the like. The amount of rainfall we have can leach out and reduce salinity levels. A good layer of mulch helps in those locations also. As you say, whatever happens remains to be seen but it's worth noting that some of the lads on that team know their stuff and produce good results. 

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24 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

I wonder how these wild flowers and their seeds will hold up to being lashed by salt water during the winter storms, will they come back in the following Spring and Summer? Or is it the intention to replant every year?

I think these have been planted along the strip where the horse tram tracks are going to go next year.  So it doesn't really matter.  But yes 'meadow' flowers would look weirdly out of place.

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3 hours ago, quilp said:

I wonder if it's too much to hope that they've put considerable thought into what's been planted and some of those varieties which are self-seeding and tolerant to salinity have been chosen, the varieties which grow on dunes, estuary shorelines and the like. The amount of rainfall we have can leach out and reduce salinity levels. A good layer of mulch helps in those locations also. As you say, whatever happens remains to be seen but it's worth noting that some of the lads on that team know their stuff and produce good results. 

Meadow flowers generally only thrive on poor alkaline soil. Soil pH here is way down on the pH scale.

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1 minute ago, AlanShimmin said:

The horse trams are not going back there. No way will Tynwald blow £3m on it.

Yeah, they'll blow at least double that!!

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6 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

It would look better with some decent Manx palm trees planted all the way along Loch and some benches in between them. 

There's nothing Manx or palm about Cordyline australis otherwise known as the Cabbage Tree. Native to New Zealand, it belongs to the same family as asparagus

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2 minutes ago, kevster said:

There's nothing Manx or palm about Cordyline australis otherwise known as the Cabbage Tree. Native to New Zealand, it belongs to the same family as asparagus

That's another thing we've stolen from New Zealand along with the claim to of given women the right to vote before anywhere else in the world.

 

Either way, I reckon it would look alright. 

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29 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

The horse trams are not going back there. No way will Tynwald blow £3m on it.

100% Agree.

To go back and install rails in that narrow corridor would mean, at least 24/ 7 traffic lights or a one way and it would cause lots of damage to the new kerbs and tarmac.

Never gonna happen.

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1 hour ago, kevster said:

There's nothing Manx or palm about Cordyline australis otherwise known as the Cabbage Tree. Native to New Zealand, it belongs to the same family as asparagus

They're very good at blocking drains when the fronds come down.

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They’re a bugger in the wrong place.  I love getting up a ladder in spring and pulling them all off. By the time you get to the top ones they take a bit of yanking but it give the bark a chance to ‘wood up’ and it looks far better without them. Also, getting rid of them leaves the plant with more energy and the more likely it is then to flower  

I might start up a new business  Manx Palm Yankers Ltd  Cordyline Australis Yankers Ltd is far too much of a mouthful  

 

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