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Author Topic: Disaster Strikes Again!  (Read 392 times)
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« on: May 20, 2016, 18:51:07 »

Hi All.

I have had a very bad month thus far, but new opportunities have sprouted thereof.

Two weeks ago, a very unseasonal and unexpected storm hit my area, and with 100mm of rain in a day and gale force winds, a large palm that was part of my Tillandsia structure, collapsed.

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As an emergency measure I started dismantling and storing my treasures. Makeshift holding and storage structures were hastily erected!  The last time such a thing happened I took a little too long before moving my plants and lost many of my best Tillandsias. Never again!

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And the new structure started to be planned and implemented. This one is 3 x as big and 2.5 meters high. I hope is will be stronger too! Derek assisted me, all very much appreciated!

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And now it is being filled up with the salvaged plants and a few more. It night take me another week or so before everything is up.

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 21:54:46 »

Hi Everyone.

Conrad - It's interesting that there always seems to be something good to come out of what otherwise would have been a disaster. Often these things prompt a re-think in the way we do things which evolves into a much better future plan and end product.

The good thing with all brom's is that unless they are completely destroyed, they always bounce back and often produce twice the amount of pups than they normally do. I suspect (but don't know for sure) that this is a survival reaction by the plants to overcome and deal with the stress it has just suffered, and I'm sure that before long you'll have new pups popping up everywhere.

By the way, who's Derek, is he another bromeladict like yourself? If so, why not introduce him to this site, we need some new members.

By the way, congratulations on the pictures, top quality as usual and they certainly do tell a story of the disaster.

All the best, Nev
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 03:49:21 »

Hopefully your new structure is storm proof Conrad. We all deem to be getting freak weather these days, in Thailand for a week where they are having temps 10 degree Celsius above normal highs and just heard from NZ that there are very bad storms hitting do not sure what state our garden will be in when we get back.
Some very good chronological imaged there and hope the rescued plants are not to badly damaged.

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