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Post by Orites » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi All!

I am based in relatively frosty Shropshire, but can look out of my front window onto a bed that contains nothing but around 30 species of Australian shrubs, including Grevilleas, Callistemons, Hakeas, Banksias, Telopea, Leptospermums and Melaleuca, all clustered around a 2.0m tall Acacia pataczekii. Out back I have more of the less hardy stuff (mostly Proteaceae) in dozens of pots, which will shortly be moved into a frost-free greenhouse. My wife thinks I am obsessed, and perhaps she is right! I have been growing this stuff now for over 20 years, much of it from seed, so I hope that I have something to offer this forum.

I look forward to some interesting discussions.

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:06 pm

Welcome to HTUK, Orites icon_cheers

You do well with your Aussie plants. Especially as some of them need a specialised planting medium and in Shropshire they must have to endure some low winter nighttime temperatures. To that end I can see the wisdom of potting up your back garden stock and transferring them to a winter home.

Your wife is right :wink: ..... and so is mine! Where would be without and obsession or two (hundred! :lol: )

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 pm

Welcome Orites.

It's the obsession that gives you the determination to succeed ;-)
Best regards
Roll on summer.....

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Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Hi Orites, Welcome.

Do you have a photo of your Australian plants we could see.

Regards Jason.
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