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No, it's not a misplaced post that should be on a gardening forum!
This is the Asparagus fern (otherwise known as plumosa fern) which is used to make pine trees.

I'm hoping that I can do the same... :eek:
 

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I have herd of this method,Patrick,will you be trying to preserve the branches in any freeze,?
I did try in water with PVA,kind of worked,but so hard to spread the leaves out again,
will be very interested to see how you tackle ,this one,;)
 
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I have herd of this method,Patrick,will you be trying to preserve the branches in any freeze,?
I did try in water with PVA,kind of worked,but so hard to spread the leaves out again,
will be very interested to see how you tackle ,this one,;)
Moni, I'm going to attempt to preserve them with a glycerine & water mixture. From what I've read, it's 2 parts water to 1 part glycerine.
I'll keep a record of my adventures & post up the results...good or bad! ;)

Where did you get them Patrick they are just what I'm after
Col I found this on a website called Crocus.co.uk. The plant is £9.99 plus £4.99 for delivery. As a first time customer I also got 20% off which was nice.

There's a company in America called The Scenic Factory who sell both the preserved fern & all the bits to make fir trees, but shipping costs make it expensive & anyway, it's more fun trying to do it oneself...famous last words!
 

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Thanks Patrick I have made 5 trunks but the branches are naked at the minute I wonder if the local florists have anything similar ?
 
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Thanks Patrick I have made 5 trunks but the branches are naked at the minute I wonder if the local florists have anything similar ?
I looked & looked but could only find it either on Crocus or Waitrose via mail order. Maybe a local garden centre?
 

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Moni, I'm going to attempt to preserve them with a glycerine & water mixture. From what I've read, it's 2 parts water to 1 part glycerine.
I'll keep a record of my adventures & post up the results...good or bad! ;)



Col I found this on a website called Crocus.co.uk. The plant is £9.99 plus £4.99 for delivery. As a first time customer I also got 20% off which was nice.

There's a company in America called The Scenic Factory who sell both the preserved fern & all the bits to make fir trees, but shipping costs make it expensive & anyway, it's more fun trying to do it oneself...famous last words!
ta Patrick,I did have a go,mixed results,as hard to spread them back out,have seen a couple of youtubes about it,must give it a nother shoot as well,
will look forward to seeing how this gets on,;)
 

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Nice choice John, these are a re-box of the old Italeri Elephant if memory serves me right, and they still build into a lovely kit;)
 

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nice Patrick, were do you keep finding these,s one,should be a nice build,;)
 

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well yet another cheapo ,from chine,this one has 3 needle,/nozzles,.2mm .3mm .5mm
so out of this lot,should be able to get two,AB,working some what,I hope,:confused:,
have one for each set,as my others have bent needle,how I do it,no clue,:eek::rolleyes:,
and if you ask why do I,get cheapo,s ,because I do silly things,and bend the needle tips,
again no clue,:confused:
So,I,m hoping this .5mm with sort the vallejo,primer,its been driving me mad,not spraying,
even tinned,down,to about,50/50.:mad::confused:
 

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nice Patrick, were do you keep finding these,s one,should be a nice build,;)
Yes monica, shame though that the kit comes in yellow, one of my all time favourite colours, but the sides and floor come in an awful grey/green, no where near what colour the 'woody' sides should be!
 

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Yes monica, shame though that the kit comes in yellow, one of my all time favourite colours, but the sides and floor come in an awful grey/green, no where near what colour the 'woody' sides should be!
oh lol,the colors are just grand,:rolleyes::D
you should have fun with them.;)
 
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