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hardy palms

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 18:54

Thank you, Dek, so much help - will take me some time to research this, I do value your knowledge am grateful for such a reply from a fairly obscure question

Will Google your suggested links - B&Q not an option - money not much of a prob in this case

Many thanks


hardy palms

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:29

I work in gardening in a small way - but this latest request is beyound my usual sphere of knowledge especially in N.Yorks !  Are there any small palms that will survive here?  The site is sheltered and south facing but there is not much depth of soil - so can anyone suggest any cultivars and the depth of soil/planting requirements etc. I would rather like to dissuade my client but seems much set on the project !

new years resolution

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:10

Agree with all - especially those unplanned buys at the garden centre with nowhere to put them.  My special resolution is to prune properly instead of flying at everything with sharp secateurs and no knowledge.  Might even enrol on a couple of courses at RHS Harlow Carr not so far from me - and hang the expense !!

Alstroemeria overwintering

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 12:37

Thank you Bournemouthgardener, another few handy tips for Alstroemeria survival

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:31

Hi Leggi - perhaps I am speaking from the Dales perspective, I have a high garden and although S. facing is in a valley with a strong west wind and frosts, so maybe in other areas of Yorks lower down, plants will be able to survive better

Newby is lovely, but they shut through the winter, this is a photo of their Peace Garden in June - unfortunately not a bright day for the photo

 This photo looks a bit elongated on here but hope you get the idea !

Can you recommend a shrub for this border?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:20

All good plants from Bizzie Lizzie, also,how about Euonymus Fortunei 'emerald & gold' or Choisya Ternata 'sundance' - agreed, not unusual plants, but good all rounders.  The Euonymus can be kept as a bush or trained to climb.  

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:57

Regarding the Salvia - I see tyou are in the S, West so the plants may be fine, but here in Yorkshire they rarely survive the winter so I take cuttings.  If you like Salvias, Newby Hall, Ripon have a tremendous collection which may be on their website, I know they always take cutings there 

Alstroemeria overwintering

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:43

Thank you both for the good advice - off to the greenhouse/shed with it then, soon, and fingers crossed

Alstroemeria overwintering

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 11:21

I have a large Alstroemeria in a pot, I understand they are not fully hardy in cold climates.  If I move the pot to an unheated greenhouse or shed overwinter will this be enough to keep it ?  Also if the plant survives, when is the best time to split it ?

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