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Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:36

Hi Dovefromabove

it seems I was right about the frost pocket, the frost is much harder down there and doesn't lift the whole day, I think that is because I have a large privet hedge at the bottom of the garden maybe trapping it in, anyway have to rethink the planting site for the strawberry tree but thanks for the advice at least I've saved it for this year

Seed swap

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:23

Hi all hope your are doing ok

Flad to hear your better Sam.  Great I have loads of those if you want any others let me know and if you PM your address I will send them off for you.

gardengirl did you get your parcel yet and thank you so much, you put a lovely detail on the packet

Nutcutlet I googled those plants and they're really unusual and beautiful and you could use the seed pods in xmas decorations, could I have some please? (Oh and you were right about checking the frost pockets-have to rethink the strawberry tree's site I think).

Have a lovely day all


Seed swap

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 12:19

Nutcutlet thats a lovely looking seed head, and I've had a lovely morning in the greenhouse thanks to this thread sorting out what seeds I have. i now have the dining room table covered with little brown envelopes and lovely seeds.

I also have some Black Eyed Susan, Love in the Mist and Toadflax  and what I think are native orchids. 

Seed swap

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 10:13

Hi Sam

Hope your feeling better, sorry we started without you but great idea.

I lots of seeds from a wildflower garden I sowed last year, I originally bought the seeds for bees and butterflies and for birds and insects.  I have some research to do to see exactly what the flowers are but happy to send some.

It was an easy job and a beautiful result with very little effort and I now have a bee's nest (not sure what type of bees but they go into a small holes at the side of the greenhouse).

I am just trying to get hold of a book recommended by Nutcutlet to identify the flowers but I took lots of photo's so I will see if I can post some later

And thanks Gardengirl thats great .


christmas tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:06

Rain - that is a lovely christmas tree

Seed swap

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:02

Hi Gardengirl

I posted your seeds today as well hopefully you'll get them soon (2nd class also).

Thanks for seed swaping

Lyn - really interested in the bare roots by post, how do you do it? I've had bare root hedge plants delivered from the nurseries and they're just wrapped in a plastic bag, does this work for other plants too?

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:56

Thanks Dovefromabove, its been a lovely day here if cold so my new little tree is now nestled in its fleece in the greenhouse, I think the coutdown now is 11 weeks to spring

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 12:38

Hello everyone, I am hoping you can give me some advice.

I recently bought a Strawberry Tree to plant in the bottom of our garden as we have an area where we get no privacy from a new, onlooking housing estate and a private road at the bottom of garden which people use as a footpath. Whilst I realise it will take some time to grow it will be perfectly placed next to our new Blue Spruce christmas tree and with it being evergreen with autumn flowers and fruit I thought it would be perfect.

I have been doing some research and have read that existing tree's should be covered in their early years to prevent frost damage, I have also read about 'frost pockets' at the bottoms of sloping gardens  which has left me wondering what to do for the best.

I have an unheated greenhouse would it be better to pot my little tree up and fleece it in the greenhouse overwinter for this year and look at planting it out in spring or get it in the ground before the hard frosts and then fleece it?

Any advice would be a great help


Seed swap

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:35

Hi Gardengirl

Oh yes please, I'd love some honesty seeds the pods are lovely.

I was also reading your tyre thread and have mounds of campanula both purple and white, not sure what strain exactly but if you can send rooted plants your more than welcome to some. 

signs of life

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:28

No we don't want the snow herein the midlands either flowering rose, far better it stays in Lapland with santa

I have crocus peeping through which is great because I only planted them what seems a few weeks ago and primroses in flower and the sunshine is beautiful today if still baltic outside.

Lindylou I too took delivery today of a strawberry tree and was about to ask the question 'should i plant it' thank you and yes, on with the thermals then

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