Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Darlo Mark

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by Darlo Mark » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:48 pm

Fatsia japonica likes shade and is hardy to -15 ish.I think I'd stick with trachys for palms. Bamboos will do fine but you need to research the type carefully so that it dosn't run amok.
Stick around you will learn lots on here.

greendragon

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by greendragon » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Mulu have a really good selection of Fargesia available now in various sizes and the prices are good;

http://www.mulu.co.uk/plant_list.php?id=8


Fargesia robusta Campbell is praised heavily here, it's a clumping bamboo which means you don't need to use a barrier and the Fargesias are also the most shade and cold tolerant of all bamboo.

As far as Palms go, Trachycarpus Fortunei is the only option unless you are willing to rig up a parasol every winter to keep the water/snow off in which case you could also get Chamaerops Palms.

jungle jas

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by jungle jas » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:07 pm

Hi Rajas welcome. You haven't told us how cold it gets in winter? What was the minimum temperature last winter and the winter before. We are only guessing until we know that. icon_thumright

grub

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by grub » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:13 pm

And he might not Jas, he hasn't looked in since Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:53 am :wink:

photonbucket

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by photonbucket » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:53 pm

What about chamaerops humilis? No problem in my garden, but can it withstand -18c?

What's your soil like?

Welcome BTW!

...and if you need inspiration for small gardens, take a look at this from another members garden..

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=whEeYJWTL1M


Ha! Just read Grubs comment...well I had fun posting anyway. icon_salut

jungle jas

Re: Hi all - need some advice for tropical garden

Post by jungle jas » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:12 pm

grub wrote:And he might not Jas, he hasn't looked in since Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:53 am :wink:
Why diden`t I spot that :roll: Thanks Grub yet again. icon_thumright :lol:

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