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What a lovely spacious garden. You have a Monkey-puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana), how grand!
 
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Not a tree I would choose to plant in a suburban garden though. It is very thirsty, gives a lot of shade and the roots probably extend as far as the foundations of our property and probably the neighbours as well. Impossible to prune the tree or even remove dead branches because of the spininess of the leaves. Also as a male tree it produces incredibly pollen laden flowers. The pollen is bright yellow and very sticky. It coats everything in the vicinity. Not that we intend removing the tree though.
 
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Grand things are often that way. A small price for living with such grandiosity. With luck and time, it will tower 30 metres or more over the entire neighborhood. You're lucky its a boy, the female drops cones weighing up to 5 kilograms.
 
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We have Winter aconites, Wood anemones, Anemone blanda, Primroses, a few crocus (ones that have so far survived the squirrels), Daffodils, Tulips, Scilla, Iris reticula, Cyclamen coum and a few early flowering shrubs. We also have a good big patch of the winter flowering Iris.
 

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