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Importing tropical plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 05:31
Hi all I'm in Thailand this week and there are loads of wonderful plants here. I was thinking of bringing one back. I might even try even bring a banana similar to what Monty recently dug up and stored for winter? Do you think it will survive in my conservatory this winter? What would you bring? (Ps size isn't a real issue as I am a pilot and so I can stick what I like in the hold, within reason, plus I have to carry it!)

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:40
Plenty on ebay. Here's a taste for ??50.

Finding one close enough to collect will be the only issue I guess.

Have seen rhododendrons in flower, is there an autumn flowering species?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:24
My neighbours rodi is in part flower at the moment must be very confused!

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:51
Salino, I hadn't noticed that but you are quite correct. I'll be buying my plants from my local nursery in the future.

Lisa thanks for the offer but Yorkshire a bit far for me!

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:40
I recently brought this box hedging on the rhs site. Great ??35 reduced to ??17 I thought. There is also ??5 postage. However I accidently under ordered and need a few more. I was passing wisley so popped in to buy more. At the centre they are only ??11. That's without any sale or discounts. Now I feel ripped off. Although to be fair ??35 for 6 9cm box plants is pretty expensive to start with.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:26
Sound good. Started today with the bulbs vey wet and muddy work.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 21:12
I have the same problem but am looking at something to come up later. I have planted tulips and alliums in a bed. I have put box around the bed for structure but I guess it will look pretty barE come August when the alliums die down.

I guess at the point I'll stick some bedding in.

Would be nice to just plant bulbs in a bed and rely on nothing else to fill the space all year?

Tulip planting

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:25
Thanks I'll have a look.

Tulip planting

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 17:47
Any good suggestions for a white and purple display?

Tulip planting

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 15:13
Anyone got any good ideas what to plant to come up after tulips?

I have a bed to plant up but if I plant daffs and tulips that should see me from feb through May can I plant summer numbs in at the same time or is it best to have a perennial in the same space?

Discussions started by Bluebaron

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 11:57

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 00:10


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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 16:02

My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 14:28

GArden Fork Recommendation

Its broken again! 
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Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 22:13

When to dig it all up

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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 11:03

Beech hedges

When do they go green 
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 22:48

plant IDS

Perennial flower bed and Ground Elder 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:17

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 09:38
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