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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
A few days off work has allowed me to add more plant pictures to our
slide show called GENUS. This now shows each of 47 different genus of plants we
have in the garden. This is not all of the plants we have here, as it is not
worth just showing one ore two pictures of a particular genus of plants.
So if you have not seen these slide shows before, just click here Genus
slide show If
you have any problems with the slide show, please let me know on the email
address at the top of this page.
I have also removed quite a few older pages from our garden website, I don't
think pictures from 2003 etc are particularly relevant now.
Several pages with pictures, titled Campanula, Phlox etc have also been removed.
They have been replaced by our Genus slide show.
I try to keep the website up to date as much as possible, if we lose a plant or
add more to the garden, it will be much easier to include or remove them from
guide and Genus
Christmas night in the garden ! I didn't stay too long as it was minus 6c
Nothing much to show for the last couple of weeks, quite a bit of snow
and very cold. So far this month we have only had one night without freezing
We have had 16 nights in a row of minus temperatures, and day
temperatures of below or just above freezing, so not much to show in the garden.
I thought I would show what we do, to protect the tender plants from all this
The Conservatory Heated to +9c with all our standard trained
Brugmansias, a couple of Bananas, the Bougainvilleas, Ipomoea indica, Hibiscus
and other plants, to many to list them all.
The Greenhouse Heated to +7c the Cannas are in pots
under the staging, a Brugmansia sanguinea (in flower), two of the Oleanders, an
orange and a lemon tree, Aeoniums, another Banana, Fuchsias, Strelitzia reginae,
Washingtonia robusta and loads more I won't bore you with.
The Passage between our house and sheds, not heated at all
but the plants do get some heat from the house wall. Some of the plants we
shelter there are Salvias, the Dahlias in pots, lilies in pots, the more hardier
Fuchsias and plants we are growing on from bare root such as Phlox.
The Aviary and two of the temporary shelters
The Aviary (in the centre of the picture) is heated to +12c One (of the)
two Banana shelters (on the right) is heated to +1c just to stop them freezing
and the shelter to the left of the aviary is not heated and houses Agapanthus in
pots, just to keep the worst of the frost off.
And here are Brugmansia cuttings growing on for selling next year on our
open days. They are in the conservatory, growing under their
"parents", from which we took the cuttings.
Snow arrived last night, about 75 to 100mm deep. Like the frosts this
winter, it has arrived early.
View of Lyn's garden from above
The "Well" and front path in Lyn's garden
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