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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Hello from a new (old) member Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have been a long time observer of this site and the wealth of gardening know how is always very impressive.
I was previoulsy registered on this forum as earnie and posted occassionally but a lost password and the fact I now cannot access the old email account have meant I've re-registered.

Our newly built family home (in 2 years now) is slowly beginning to take shape, we now have lawns at the front and an escallonia hedge in for 1 year. The next step is developing the back garden and get a polytunnel.

Last weekend I planted a row of 10 pittosporums only to wake on Monday to see some ground frost. I did apply a heavy mulch of homemade compost and some bark around them. Have I jumped the gun by planting too early or are they hardy enough??

This is a great site and fantastic contributors - I look forward to learning more and more..................
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back earnie or earnies magic boots. Very Happy Did the pittos come direct from a tunnel or were they hardy individuals from an outdoor garden centre bench. I shouldn't think a bit of ground frost will do much harm. Maybe tan the leaves a bit, but thats it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Blackbird,
My local nursery got them in from a supplier for me so I'm not sure really as to how they were raised. I've got my fingers crossed that the last of the hard frost has passed.

regards.............
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth having a look at this so earnies magic boots ............ The garden after a freeze, plants dealing with frost.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. Well they're planted now so lets hope it's onwards and upwards............ If not, at least I've learned a valuable lesson which is what gardening is about.
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