Winter protection in Belgium

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Tom2006
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Re: Winter protection in Belgium

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm

Sorry to hear/see so much damage. Your temperatures remind me of what I had (although not quite the lows) last winter. Its the prolonged sub zero that kills our lovely plants. Amazing to see your happy looking Trachycarpus. I would be getting some seed from that in the future!
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Alexander
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Re: Winter protection in Belgium

Post by Alexander » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:22 am

Well this year it was horror. And - 19 C is really bad!

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Re: Winter protection in Belgium

Post by acphm » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 pm

15 days continuously below 0°C is destructive.
Sorry the damages to your plants.
Albert

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Re: Winter protection in Belgium

Post by Alexander » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:47 am

Probably better to grow Dryas and Silene stenophylla here. But then you still have the wet winters.

Actually a long time ago I had alpines here, but winter to wet and to warm was not their cup of tea. So they got replaced by Chamaerops and Cistus. Well that was in 1980.

Even native plants had frostdamage this year. Luecojum aestivum and Allium ursinum with frostdamage, something I had never seen in my live. Almost 50 now...

Alexander


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