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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Palm Garden summer update. Reply with quote

Here are a few early morning pics of my garden this summer. in galway.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a lovely luscious tropical retreat.

What needs protecting in winter?

Have you considered growing Paulownia tomentosa for those large meaty leaves?

A job well done

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Protein"]
What needs protecting in winter?

Have you considered growing Paulownia tomentosa for those large meaty leaves?


Hi,Protein,thanks for your good comments.I have my garden planted in a way that the least hardy plants are close to my house and the hardy ones further away,my garden is south facing so it gets sunshine even in the winter,everything is good on till the temps go below -5c which is very rare here.that would be the washingtonia robusta & butia capitata palms would need to be fleeced,after that the phoenix canariensis which is hardy to -8c would be fleeced as well.But i would keep an eye on the growing center points, meaning the spear of these plants,and i would protect them in any frost,Everything else is hardy to -13 to -20,i dont bother doing anything with them,the banana & canas get cut back,and they come up again the following year.Palownia Tomentoas,I havent seen this plant befour,looks very interesting,Thanks for the heads up.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely garden,pics are great
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your garden's lovely.

Thanks for posting the pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the garden looks great you would nearly expect to be able to go out and pick a pineapple of a tree lovely tropical look
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for the good comments,Most of the palms are still young,and palms are slow growers,So hopefully in the future when the garden is more mature,it will give off more of an exotic look,and some good summer weather would be nice to,but everything seems to be growing very well and lush green,even if this summer was another wash out. Sad
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