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26/01/2014 at 14:55

hello I got a Pollytunnle for Christmas and would like to plant some tropical plants in there does anybody no a website where to get them  .

thanks Cody 

26/01/2014 at 15:04

Hello Cody, it is great to know that people of your age are already interested in growing plants.

The first thing I would do is get one of those thermometers from Amazon or a Garden Centre that tells you the maximum and minimum temperature in your polytunnel each day at this time of the year. Check it every day to see how low the temperature goes. A lot of Tropical Plants don't like freezing conditions.

Then I would just google tropical plants and lots of Plant Nurseries will come up. I use Mozilla Firefox, which has a system called WOT (Web of Trust) which tells me if a site is safe, honest etc.

When you see a plant that you like, try to find out from the Nursery or just google the plant name to find out what is the MINIMUM temperature that it will tolerate. Then you can work out if it will survive in your tunnel. Also look at the final height and width the plant will grow to.

Good luck with it

26/01/2014 at 15:40

Thanks for that info artjak

27/01/2014 at 14:39

Keep us posted on your progress!

29/01/2014 at 18:44

Yep I will 

 

29/01/2014 at 19:50

Hiya Cody

Try Hardy Exotics a nursery not  far from where I am in Cornwall.

Hey, good luck with your polytunnel.  

29/01/2014 at 20:27

I will 100% recommend Urban Jungle (http://urbanjungle.uk.com)

Also try:

Fillan http://www.tuckermarshplants.co.uk/

Amulree - http://turn-it-tropical.co.uk/

Jungleseeds - www.jungleseeds.co.uk/

There are quite a few but I can personally say the above are all great.

29/01/2014 at 20:51

I just noticed your 12! I was also into gardening at a young age. My parents house had a great loam soil so I was shocked to move to my current house to find heavy clay.

I have a 2 and 4 year old and we have a competition between us to grow the tallest plant bought from the pack below:

http://www.jungleseeds.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d119_Top_Selling_Flower_Seeds.html

Perhaps something that you can try as well?

29/01/2014 at 21:50

Certainly good to hear of a youngster, taking an interest in horticulture.  I am sure everyone on the forum will do their best to encourage a friend.

 

Well Done.

30/01/2014 at 09:30

Hi Cody . I agree with Mike, it is lovely to read a young gardeners posts.

 

I was looking at this yesterday and found it truly inspirational, not sure if it will help.

 

blairs wrote (see)

Have a look at Steve's garden - looks similar to what you have and want

 

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15027

And hardy tropicals is a very informative site.
Good luck and let us know how it goes

 

 

30/01/2014 at 21:31

I am the only young gardener in my village and I love the look of tropical looks gardens and that info it will defiantly help thanks 

 

cody 

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