steven hart hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:23:09 PDT
I've holidayed in New Zealand a number of times & I was fascinated by the
amount of pumice from all the volcanic activity, I visited Lake Taupo in
the North Island last time, it has giant beds of pumice in some places & I
was amazed by the plant growth in pure pumice where you could see it was
meters deep on eroded creek edges, with chunks up to the size of soccer
balls all through it, I found some daffodils growing in it & they were huge
& healthy, although in some places they were showing signs of being
nutrient poor. It was really quite fascinating to see such large deposits.
I only see small deposits along some beaches here although there is a fair
bit at the very tip of the Great Sandy Cape of Frazer Island National Park
where it collects along with unusual seeds that have floated across the
Pacific Ocean from places like New Guinea & Indonesia, occasionally
something unusual has sprouted, but here the nutrient level is low & salt
spray is endless so few survive or are straggly & stunted.

On 3 July 2013 07:20, Ina Crossley <klazina1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Nhu.  I do live near a pumice mine, or rather the suppliers who
> have no lack ofsources.  :o)
> Ina
> On 3/07/2013 4:36 a.m., Nhu Nguyen wrote:
> > "Dry Stall" is probably the best way to get pumice if you don't live
> near a
> > pumice mine.
> --
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand zone 10a
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Steven : )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10

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