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What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:16

Fairygirl, its the same level. 

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:40

Yeah Fig, I have a patio then grass little mock up piccy - (not included the borders but you get the idea)


Tropical garden

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:25

Lovely Dove


Tropical garden

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:19

My parents live in Derbyshire, can get cold too. Cordylines do well in their garden. Bamboo isnt realy a tropical plant but creates a tropical look and can handle cold weather. Ferns another tropical looking plant that can handle colder weather & of course Hostas

Bananas Musa species Musa basjoo (Japanese banana) which is the hardiest and can withstand down to around -8°C 

Fatsia japonica (False Castor Oil Plant) Looks tropical but actually very hardy - -18°C 

Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm or Chinese Windmill Palm) Very hardy - can even withstand down to around -15°C -

Chamerops humilis (Mediterranean Dwarf Fan Palm) Can withstand down to around -10°C (14°F).

Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) Hardy down to around -5°C  

Gunnera manicata Very hardy - down to around -20°C (-10°F). Likes moist spots and needs a lot of space -  

Gunnera tinctoria which is hardy down to around -15°C (5°F) and a little smaller than the Gunner manicata  

Miscanthus grass 


You may need to have them sheltered & use some winter cover

Some people may dissagree but I think it depends on the temperatures in your area. 

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 07:48

I was thinking about getting a garden arch for sweet peas but I don't have a small wall like reddahlia and some others of you. I have 2 small box hedges either side (bit too small at the moment - more like box plants). 

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 07:29

I think its pretty good that he went out of his own accord and did that. My OH is getting more into gardening now finally and will get excited about doing more than just mowing the lawn. Looking at things in my gardening books and getting a 'oh, thats really nice' or 'could we get one of those' instead of hhmmff mumble mumble. 


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:52

Whilst I can understand that there are some doubts about mail order plants. I have recently recieved 90 plants from T&M and every one was packaged really well and in good condition when they arrived. All healthy with good roots. I still have some more to come but considering I didnt pay a penny for the plants I can't complain. I have to agree that some of thier plants are overpriced (like the buddleija GG mentioned). But they are selling 9 jumbo plugs for £29.99. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-plants/perennial-and-biennial-plants/buddleja-buzz-collection/p90090TM



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 20:04

lol, couple of years ago my neighbour asked me if I'd got a new gardener, she'd spent 2 hours at her upstairs window watching him mow the lawn with his shirt off in a pair of shorts. She had  even said to her husband that she needed some help in her garden and that she was going to ask me for his contact details. You should have seen her face  when I introduced her to him, it was my OH.. 



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:51

Here you go EvergreenQueen, its a bit like this

 My neighbours love it when I garden.. 



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:19

whats matalan? 

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