Gardeners World 2013

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by derrick » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:49 pm

I only have Aloe Vera for the skin and Aloe Striatula someone gave me Dim

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:50 pm

Dim wrote:
derrick wrote:Very nice garden full I like the Aloe .
aloe are not my favourites and I won't plant them in any of the gardens I landscape, or in my own....

looks like plants that belong in the Sahara desert, Scrubland or in Mexico, and not tropical at all ...

but thats just my personal taste :?
My garden behaves like the Sahara at some point in most years. In drought years the Cacti and succulents do very well, and in drench years, like last, the jungle does well. It's all about balancing what will look good in the vastly changing conditions I get. :wink:
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Post by Kristen » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:27 am

Dim wrote: aloe are not my favourites and I won't plant them in any of the gardens I landscape, or in my own....
Agave, rather than Aloe, but I quite fancy doing some Urns like this:

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http://thinkingoutsidetheboxwood.com/?paged=6

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Alexander » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:39 am

Dim wrote:
derrick wrote:Very nice garden full I like the Aloe .
aloe are not my favourites and I won't plant them in any of the gardens I landscape, or in my own....

looks like plants that belong in the Sahara desert, Scrubland or in Mexico, and not tropical at all ...

but thats just my personal taste :?
Well there are tropical Aloe species also. Here they are frosttender unefortunately.

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Alexander » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:41 am

Kristen wrote:
Dim wrote: aloe are not my favourites and I won't plant them in any of the gardens I landscape, or in my own....
Agave, rather than Aloe, but I quite fancy doing some Urns like this:

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http://thinkingoutsidetheboxwood.com/?paged=6
That looks very nice. For a classical garden design.

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:23 am

Kristen wrote:
Dim wrote: aloe are not my favourites and I won't plant them in any of the gardens I landscape, or in my own....
Agave, rather than Aloe, but I quite fancy doing some Urns like this:


http://thinkingoutsidetheboxwood.com/?paged=6
Very nice effect, although you need a large garden to get away with it.

Overwintering may be a problem for Agave that size, and weight, in an urn.
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Post by Kristen » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:57 am

Dave Brown wrote:Overwintering may be a problem for Agave that size, and weight, in an urn.
What aspect of over wintering is concerning you Dave? Just the cold? or maybe drainage, or blowing over?

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Post by multim » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:05 am

Planting Agaves in urns and the like were typically a Victorian concept for a decedent seasonal display. The plants were usually removed, re-potted and brought back to the glasshouse for Winter. The planting of Agaves e.t.c. in decorative containers is for the short term for these reasons;
The roots would freeze in Winter.
The roots would, in time, either break the urn or the Agave would 'pup' (dependant on variety) and may draw the plant out of the urn.
And of course, the planted urns are now top heavy and easily blown over by the wind.

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:41 am

Kristen wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Overwintering may be a problem for Agave that size, and weight, in an urn.
What aspect of over wintering is concerning you Dave? Just the cold? or maybe drainage, or blowing over?
Prmarily cold and the weight of moving them in winter. I doubt they would blow over.
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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by JoelR » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:02 am

I was quite surpised to see Aloe arborescens too. Could it have actually been A. mutabilis which is more cold hardy?

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by Lys » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:15 am

Found & recorded ''Montbeliardii' Don's French Gardens' (1/3) on BBC2 this morning. Doubt they'll be much if any tropical planting shown, but so few gardening progs on at the moment. :? Anyone else found any?

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Re: Gardeners World 2013

Post by kata » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:35 am

Thanks LYS!

Love your beautiful ava btw... :lol: :lol:

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