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Post by Moods » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:35 am

Hi All, Andy here from Herts. I have been working on a largish garden project for the last year in my garden. I am now planting hardy tropicals. Hence joining here so I can pick some brains! 😊
I have 24 years experience working in the grounds Maintenance industry specialising in sports turf and lawn care. I have basic garden maintenance knowledge.


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Post by Chez2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 pm

Hello. We plant and discuss more tender tropicals or tropical look-a-like plants on here too. Its a bit quiet this time of year. Are you aiming for jungle, tropical look or more sparse arid style?


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Post by Moods » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:59 pm

More the jungle type of look with loads of lush greenest and interesting leaf shapes.


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Post by tatter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:33 pm

HI Andy and welcome to the forum. Plenty of brains to pick on here although as Chez said a bit quite now as growing season tails off. Protection is the next step probably towards the end of the month(depending on types planted).Hoping we don't have a winter like the last one
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Post by Moods » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 pm

Thanks guys 😊


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Welcome to HTUK, Andy icon_cheers

Your desire to have exotic 'moods' in the garden will obviously start with the hardiest of the palms, Trachycarpus and Chamaerops along with lbamboos and phormiums which should need no protection. The addition of plants that can benefit from overwintering in a greenhouse cannot be overstated.


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Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi Andy, welcome.

One important question for you, what sort of winter lows do you get were you live?

Regards Jas.
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Post by Moods » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 am

GREVILLEAJ wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Welcome to HTUK, Andy icon_cheers

Your desire to have exotic 'moods' in the garden will obviously start with the hardiest of the palms, Trachycarpus and Chamaerops along with lbamboos and phormiums which should need no protection. The addition of plants that can benefit from overwintering in a greenhouse cannot be overstated.
Thanks Grevilleaj - Ive already brought some palm ferns and are considering others but not until spring


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Post by Moods » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:03 am

chainsaw kid wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Hi Andy, welcome.

One important question for you, what sort of winter lows do you get were you live?

Regards Jas.
Hi Jas
I'm only 25 mile north of central London so we are not as cold as other areas, we haven't had anything much in the way of ground frost yet and in recent years heavy frost doesn't come until Christmas. But when it comes I imagine we are getting below -5 on occasions.


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