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Post by chainsaw kid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm

Any one growing these successfully outside? If so which one? I have read some will withstand -6C but that is sellers bumf, so is probably unreliable. Thanks Jas.
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Post by charliep » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 pm

There are several species at Tremenheere outside but that is very coastal we are too cold to even think of trying!
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Post by chainsaw kid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 pm

charliep wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 pm
There are several species at Tremenheere outside but that is very coastal we are too cold to even think of trying!

Hi Charlie ,you speak for your self, I couldn't be more costal my front garden wall is the sea wall!!!!!! :lol: However I agree I may be on the wrong coast. icon_scratch Do Tremenheere have a plant list of the contents of the garden? icon_thumright
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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 pm

Proteas do well on free draining low nutrient soil particulately low phosphates (which are often toxic to Proteas). Assuming you have a mild location and garden on sand, you probably have near perfect conditions for them, Jas. Should be able to Google details of the hardiest and have a number to choose from.


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Post by charliep » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 pm

Don't think there is an online list but you could ask Neil Armstrong the owner, he pops up from time to time on GOTE
These are a couple I have spotted there but as I said I am no expert and I would normally only point the camera at stuff that was doing something so there are likely to have been more genus and species (you will have to work out what they are as I have no idea!)
Image022 by charliepridham, on Flickr

Its one of the large shrubby things in the back ground - I put it more to show they survive long enough to get big!

Image023 by charliepridham, on Flickr

THere is a good chapter on growing this family in "Gardening On The Edge" not sure if it is still in print
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Post by chainsaw kid » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:11 am

Thanks for the replies

Grev, you are right my soil conditions are perfect however I do get the occasional -5C. :roll:

Charlie, thanks for the photos, I will try and identify which one they are growing although a lot of them look very similar.
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Post by bodster » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:31 pm

didnt see this chain. I posted a new thread in the public forum showing the ones I'm growing


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