an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

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Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Post by Westport007 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:53 am

ya thats true,they do need a sheltered hot spot for them to grow ok.they are alot more tender than passiflora caerula(excuse the spelling),but are lovely. :)


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Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Post by cordyman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:03 am

Can't believe I missed this thread! always wondered about the gardens you look after!

Love this pic

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Basjoos at that maturity really look tropical as can be!


Is it true passion flowers only last a day? but then with a plant with multiple flowers you get other buds opening throughout the season?

Also when they get killed off do they regrow from base, or from last years "dead wood" icon_scratch


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Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Post by billdango » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:48 pm

Passionflowers [at least here in Southampton] are rarely killed by the cold but if they do get cut to the ground by either the gardener or by frost they usually grow again from the base.

I did lose 2 plants during that awful winter of 2011 when the temperature got down to -6.9c on 2 nights but only one was lost in St denys palm garden.

I will probably replace these later when I can find some replacements but they are not cheap to buy.

Will update this thread again later.

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Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Post by Westport007 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:15 am

Aldi do have them from to time in small pots and are fairly reasonable too price wise!!keep an eye for them.
billdango wrote:Passionflowers [at least here in Southampton] are rarely killed by the cold but if they do get cut to the ground by either the gardener or by frost they usually grow again from the base.

I did lose 2 plants during that awful winter of 2011 when the temperature got down to -6.9c on 2 nights but only one was lost in St denys palm garden.

I will probably replace these later when I can find some replacements but they are not cheap to buy.

Will update this thread again later.

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Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Post by billdango » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:03 pm

Thanks Westport,

I will check out Aldi on Saturday when I do my shopping but the Range is another good hunting ground for passion flowers so I will check them out as well.

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