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gatito
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: hello newbie here! Reply with quote

Hello there fellow gardeners!

i am new to the board and in fact new to having a garden so I am sure I will have loads of sillies to ask..... we live in Glasgow and have a baby boy. We'd like a low maintenance garden with veggie patch and herb garden and also a bit of interest for the little fellow and we'd like to encourage some wildlife.Our first problem is how to look after our ornamental bay tree. Are they frost hardy? The tree is in a pot but is too heavy and awkward to move inside......any tips. We've not had any bad frost yet just plenty of driving rain and gales, Our garden is quite exposed and we,ve already had a fence and our shed down 'cause of the winds.

thanks for taking the time to read this

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Winter Wind Damage Reply with quote

Welcome to IG, gatito
There is a piece on winter wind damage already on the site, have a look......
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about416.html

Your bay laurel should be protected from frost and cold draughts. Cold winds will turn the leaves brown at the edges and then eventually kill them.
Try to move the plant indoors using a hand trolley.
If that fails then you must go down the route of setting up some windbreak material supplemented by covering the bay with horticultural fleece when frost is forecast.
Remember to feed and water a bay laurel sparingly during winter.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi gatito and welcome to Irish Gardeners. Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do Smile
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