Winter protection

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Re: Winter protection

Post by Simba » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:11 pm

What a great thread.....

Melissa, your pix have definately inspired me to build some shelters next year... icon_thumleft


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Re: Winter protection

Post by Panama Pete » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:39 pm

Does anyone know if Mellisas agaves survived?


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Re: Winter protection

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:57 pm

I'm guessing they would have died last winter...hope I'm wrong
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Re: Winter protection

Post by kata » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:21 am

Nice job Mellisa,

Hope all is well with the plantings.

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Re: Winter protection

Post by Darlo Mark » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:52 pm

Hope they survived!
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Re: Winter protection

Post by karl66 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Started to bring some palms indoors now, Brahea amarta, Robusta, Cycas Revoluta are the first in even though the latter has an almost 2ft trunk. The really small waggys & fortunei are also in. I have many waggys planted around the garden but these will be protected. The ones i'll leave last to bring in are the large Capitata & Chilensis as these will stay potted till next season. I have several Chamerops, vulcanos and others in this family which i may try outside with some protection. Hopefully the big palms are old enough to take care of themselves!!, although if the weather gets a bit tasty i will treat them to some fleece balls around the growing point. karl.


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Re: Winter protection

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:41 pm

How are you planning on protecting your planted waggies?
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Re: Winter protection

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:52 am

I know that Melissa and Keith suffered tremendous losses last December, including many Cacti and Agave, and a few very large Dicksonia antarctica. It seems the protection was good for most winters, but not a prolonged very deep freeze. Simple fact is, it is very difficult to protect against the type of weather we had early last December. Stopping heat loss is one thing, but with such cold, for so long, you really need heat input as well.

Let's just hope last December was a one off :wink:
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Re: Winter protection

Post by kata » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:03 am

Hopefully its looking promising so far Dave,


I expect some more fleece bags monday.
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Re: Winter protection

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:37 am

With all the effort and combined money spent by people on this forum it is sure to be the mildest winter ever! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Winter protection

Post by kata » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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