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HELP! 100 Sago [Cycas] Required

  • needed: 100 sago palms alias cycas revolutas
  • when: monday morning 10th May
  • where: rathfarnham castle

So whats the story….

This evening I got a message in from Ross. He tells Shane to talk to me. Shane contacts me and gives my number to Jo. Jo calls me. Voicemail – long[er] story. I call her back. No voicemail. I get a text. She’s in the theatre. She calls me and I answer…. By the way this all happened via twitter just after 7pm on Saturday and yes today the 8th May.

Getting to the point….

Jo Mangan is the artistic director for The Performance Corporation, a [theatre] production company [is that grammatically correct….?]. Anyhoo, they’re doing a play called, wait for it….

Slatterys Sago Saga

The Sago Saga…

Seems the sago’s have caused a saga already, because on Monday afternoon there’s a photo shoot with Photographer Colm Hogan. And as per the name of the film…. you guessed it Einstein – they need Sago Palms [or something like….]. They need about 100 or more. Or some. Anything. They have 20 already. They only want to borrow them. This is Ireland… not South Africa climate. It’s a very long shot.

In Return…

I’ll figure something out to make it worth your while…. In the meantime…. contact yer man or the fella you know who knows and lets see if we can make a miracle happen. Wouldn’t it be a nice [happy] story if we did…. 🙂

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Beaucarnea recurvata

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Some of these plants were used in the building of the garden in Wallacedene.

Once again they came from The Cape Garden Centre.  

They were however planted as a smaller species [you’ll see them in the images below in sand in a liner similar to a 1 litre pot]. Once again and yet again to say I was blown away when I saw them over the 6′ tall mark is an understatement. They are magnificient.
The beaucarnea, nolinaceae, are a genus of about 30 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. This variety, the B. recurvata, is commonly known as the ponytail palm. The leaves can grown to 6′ tall, the plant itself can grow up to 8metres in height and 4 metres wide. It does produce flowers through the summer time, but alas I think I’ll have to hope that one day I may see that in person…. For the moment, it is still an absoolute stunner… 😉   
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