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Re: Basjoo Wrapping Time.

Post by cordyman » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:00 am

One large haxnix fleece bag will over the whole tower with a drawer string at the bottom for speed. I got 6 for a tenner last year from b and q


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Re: Basjoo Wrapping Time.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:23 pm

I've wrapped netting around the top section in near darkness I might add, so its about 5 inches above the top of trunk. Then added loads more straw and recovered with the bag. Pretty happy with it, roll on spring! icon_sunny


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Re: Basjoo Wrapping Time.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:14 am

4/5 layer's of fleece & a plastic bag is more than enough to keep my basjoo's alive :lol: , everyone to there own & everyone will do there own thing. karl.


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Re: First Frost and protection.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:23 pm

First air frost of the season last night, everything I am willing to wrap was protected and hopefully the next few nights where frost is forecast are all as light. I'm just debating whether I should leave the fleeces on during the day during this period? Here's some snaps of the protection and a few of the garden during this bleak time.
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Mid winter update

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Here's a photographic update of the garden from today, very mild here in the northwest with only 2 air frosts in this winter period and I'm including November in that. Almost wish I hadn't wrapped the basjoo back then, or at least put it off till the upcoming expected colder period next week. Abutilon Kentish belle and a fuchsia are still flowering, I have daffodils sprouting up, a peach tree with a few of last seasons green leaves, it really has been that mild. Almost ideal if not for the frequency of strong winds and rainfall. Just the scruffy lawn letting everything down which is impossible to cut due to the wet! But long may the mild weather continue...
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Re: First Frost and protection.

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:11 pm

A few more from today.
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:20 pm

Last few.
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:28 pm

Hopefully the winter stays like is as been icon_thumleft
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by miketropic » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:43 pm

looks like those cactus are doing alright icon_thumleft
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:41 pm

Yes ready for planting in the new arid bed in late spring.


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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by miketropic » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:50 am

cheshirepalms wrote:Yes ready for planting in the new arid bed in late spring.

Just incase your worried mine took -32c the other day and don't even show it so you can plant them whenever you feel like it
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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:32 pm

miketropic wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:Yes ready for planting in the new arid bed in late spring.

Just incase your worried mine took -32c the other day and don't even show it so you can plant them whenever you feel like it
Its the wet coupled with low temperatures that is my worry,lots of rain here in winter. I would need a winter raincover I think, then they will be ok.


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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by kohwoz » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:04 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:Last few.
Have you had your washingtonia in the Green House all this Time? I'm in Germany and mine ave been out up until now with no protection.. Still looking good and the leaves are really robust, unlike from when I left them inside.. I hope that the winter weather stays as it is.. I could handle the -5 that they say we will be having next week for a few days..
Looking forward to spring.


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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:44 pm

kohwoz wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:Last few.
Have you had your washingtonia in the Green House all this Time? I'm in Germany and mine ave been out up until now with no protection.. Still looking good and the leaves are really robust, unlike from when I left them inside.. I hope that the winter weather stays as it is.. I could handle the -5 that they say we will be having next week for a few days..
Looking forward to spring.
Yes I've had them in the greenhouse for 2 years now, but I leave the door open unless temperatures are set to be below freezing. I'm trying to optimize growth for when I plant them out, but still giving them a taste of cooler conditions. A lot of plants in the greenhouse are set to be planted out next summer, I just need to put a new fence in to create a new border for them all, its all about £s.


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Re: Mid winter update.

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:33 pm

Bought a Bamboo today for my new border which looks unlikely to happen this year, as I'll struggle to get the new fence financed unless I win the lotto :lol: . It is Fargesia murielae, don't know that much about it as yet, feel free to help me out. Also I planted my Arum lilies " Zantedeschia Aethiopica " in pots to start them off in the greenhouse. Are they likely to flower this summer or will they take a few years? Had a little potter round the garden and my basjoo is on the move, the side pups are growing unprotected so I dread to think whats stirring under the straw and wrap. The bag will probably start rising up soon. Brugmansia Sanguinea has also overwintered well and has some new shoots, including a sucker at the base that looks a possibility for propagation. Also my monkey puzzle seeds are starting to germinate on top of the fish tank. Collected in October from Biddulph Grange Gardens, but very slow so far.
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