Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:43
I have a question about overwintering semi-tropicals. I've cleared an area of my garden ready to turn into a sort of 'tropical/jungly' garden and I've bought a few plants to start off (Fatsia Japonica Spider's Web, Ginger Lily (Hedychium Gardnerianum 'Tara'), Canna Generalis, Canna Tropicana Durban and a Sago Palm). I live about a mile from the south coast in Christchurch, Dorset and was wondering if it's safe to put them in the ground now. I have a neighbour who appears to leave her Cannas out over winter. I've got my plants in the greenhouse at the moment, the cannas are in flower and all have healthy foliage. Does anyone have any experience with these?