“We grow flowers from all over the world, such as Brazil, Burma and South Africa,” said Andrew Lawson, chief gardener of Tresco’s famed Abbey Garden. The better.
“If you are looking for hardy plants that can withstand the winter months, there are three that I would recommend. This includes luma apiculata from southern Chile which can eventually grow to seven meters long, with a gorgeous orange peel and white flowers.”
This plant can last up to 50 years, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), and is great to grow in a variety of areas within the garden including patios, in containers, Mediterranean climate plants or in borders. side wall.
The plant produces foliage all year round, while flowers appear in summer and fall, and fruit also appears during the winter months. RHS said this shrub needs full sun or partial shade to grow but can grow in a variety of different conditions, including chalk, loam, loam and sand.
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Andrew added, “I also recommend the mitraria coccinea from southern Chile, which is a low scrambled shrub that can grow to 1.5 metres. It has beautiful shimmering orange/red flowers in summer.”
Also known as the cochineal cochineal, this shrub has foliage year-round, flowers in spring and summer and will produce fruit in the summer and fall months as well. Due to its “robust” nature, it enjoys shelter and a semi-shaded position in peat acid soils.
This wonderful plant is generally trouble-free, pest-free, and easily propagated. The NHS said to propagate this shrub, taking stem cuttings in summer or propagate by sowing seeds with bottom heat in summer.
It can also be grown as a climbing or freestanding shrub, giving gardeners a wide variety of options in the garden. It is recommended to grow them in containers on their own, making sure they are large enough or up the side of a wall.
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Tresco’s horticulturist continued, “I also recommend metrosideros umbellata, a small tree from southern New Zealand that has red flowers in summer.” The expert said these three plants and shrubs will survive the cold winter months outdoors.
Andrew added: “To protect plants and flowers from frost, larger plants may need frost to protect them, especially if there is an expected drop in temperature. Fleece is a thin non-woven fabric used to protect late and early crops and delicate plants from cold weather and frost.
It’s easy to use. Simply wrap your plant in it, making sure it’s not too tight, or lay it over the patch, making sure it’s nice and secure with pegs or string.
“If you have plants like aeoniums in pots outside, now is a good time to consider moving them to a well-lit position in a cool conservatory or greenhouse to keep them somewhat dry. Cold, damp weather is usually the most detrimental.”
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If gardeners were worried about frost ruining their favorite plants, the expert recommended taking cuttings from them, in the hopes that they would grow into additional plants. In this way, farmers can also save money because they will not have to buy more plants or shrubs from the garden center.
Although it may not seem like it, November is a great month to give gardeners a head start on the upcoming gardening year, bringing flower and vegetable harvest times forward. Spring is a busy time of year, with lots of gardening work, so sowing as much as possible now, will save time next year.
The NHS said: “This month is ideal for planting new fruit trees and shrubs, but only if the ground isn’t freezing or too wet. Dig, weed the vacant spaces of the plot and plant well-rotting organic matter. Sow winter broad beans.” Also, only in temperate regions.
“Plant them outside or under packages where the soil drains well, or in pots in an unheated greenhouse in cooler areas.” Garlic gloves can also be planted in units within a cold frame, or outdoors in temperate regions in their final setting. Garlic will only thrive in well-draining soils and low rainfall areas.
Houseplants are also popular in the winter months, with many offering them over the festive period, including plants like poinsettias. Morag Hill, co-founder of The Little Botanical, shared an easy care guide for poinsettia owners.
According to the expert, poinsettias like to stay moist but not soggy. It is important that the top layer of soil dries out between waterings because leaving it in water can cause root rot. Root rot is a relatively common disease of houseplants and will kill plants if left untreated.
The houseplant expert explained: “The ideal temperature for a poinsettia is between 13 and 16 degrees Celsius. It is sensitive to temperature extremes, both hot and cold, so be sure to choose a spot away from drafts and away from radiators.
“They’ll enjoy a bright spot out of direct sunlight.” Poinsettias also “thriving” in humid conditions, which means they’re great plants for naturally damp rooms like bathrooms and kitchens.