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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Cold spell casualties. Reply with quote

Have you had any Cold Spell Casualties? or is it too early to tell?

One of the stems of a cordyline that has been growing in our front garden for 30 years has just snapped in half!

Although, whilst driving around today, I spotted quite a few other cordylines in different areas that had suffered similar damage.

I have my doubts also about the Loquat tree that I planted recently. The leaves are black at the moment which doesn't bode good.

Anyone else any tales of woe?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I could hardly step outside the door today for the gale-force wind......I feel so sorry for plants and all creatures....first the freeze, and now torrential rain and wind.
Right now I can't even imagine a normal day's gardening....it's all like a distant mirage!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too early to tell for me.
Everything still covered in snow, and now it is snowing again. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost a lonicera which is a pity I had it two years and it was really starting to get going, it's completely black now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All my Yellow Wave phormiums have turned to mush. Mad Mad

And they were my best looking phormiums. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

The fuschias appear to be wrecked too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost two euonymouses .......... euonymooses ........... euonymice............euonymii ............

I lost a euonymous and then I lost another one. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kindredspirit,

My cordyline which is in a pot has also taken a beating from the snow and frost, and im afraid it wont come back to its former self. does anyone know if these plants will ever recover. Sorry to hear about your much older and more established plants.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foxylock, I will never ever see a euonymus again without thinking of a pair of them as euonymice.....brilliant !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

List of wounded (or dead, I don't know yet) continues to grow. Crying or Very sad

Hoheria Sexstylosa, all leaves black and now falling to the ground. Mad One of the species of bamboo, Aristatus, leaves gone all grey and they're looking very sorry for themselves. Crying or Very sad Uvaria Kiphofia, dark grey mass of ooze.

We've been pushing the envelope too far, methinks, with tender plants. Embarassed Nature has rounded us up! But then, come the Spring, we'll probably go off, chancing our arm again. Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut all the tops off my cordyline tree on Sunday, every single one. Didn't realize it had so many.

Fingers crossed it will regenerate in the Spring.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with the cordyline kindredspirit. They usually come back from the roots, but you'll wait for it. A fair bit of Escallonia looks fecked around our house.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olearia traversii looks as it has been killed by the frost but I will wait till April before I dig it out. The Escallonias have been badly damaged by a fungus disease over the past two years and are unlikely to recover their full vigour. Abutilon vitifolium looks burned at the tips but will recover.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the left, Hoheria Sexstylosa, no green inside its twigs; at the front, Yellow Wave Phormium, not looking good; in the middle Uvaria Nobilis, gone grey, & as dead as a maggot.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone growing Libertia at the moment? And how did it fare in the frost?

Anyone have an Astelia and how did it fare in the frost?

Just looking around for something similar to phormiums but tougher. Anyone any ideas? I'm looking for droopy phormium lookalikes not spiky phormium lookalikes.

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