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Trial Tropicals at Glamis


By Scotkat


Here are some photos of how they are starting to grow everyone.

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I can see Canna, Sauromatum venosum and Ginger - what else is there?

23 Aug, 2013


You are doing well!

23 Aug, 2013


I am sure we never got any Cannas from them .

I had the pleasure of driving to collect this amazing donation.

But I did not plant them as I had a funeral that day so Karen had that pleasure.

And she did a sterling job of planting them up.

But now we can all have the pleasure of watching them grow.

23 Aug, 2013


They look as if they are taking really well - you'll enjoy watching them progress.

23 Aug, 2013


You sure that they are hardy tropicals for Glamis?

23 Aug, 2013


There are not outside they are growing as a trial in the Glasshouse .

We have however put a few out on a bench outside the Glasshouse.

As this is a working greenhouse we grow plants for next yrs season for around the castle to.

Its an interesting challenge as these were donated to us.

A bonus if they grow.

23 Aug, 2013


And when they do survive and are planted out next year you will get a massive buzz Scotkat, I imagine the Greenhouse is heated or am i wrong? im looking into heaters for mine this year, just keeps the G/house above freezing..

23 Aug, 2013


Yes Dee Glass house does have heat when neaded.

I have 2 greenhouse 1 unheated and other there is power and a light but only a frost free heater if neaded.

But this yr my own fuchsias are coming into my conservatory instead of greenhouse.

As got heat in conservatory when I move my Orchids back into my lounge and around the house where its much warmer in winter.

As dont need heat for my fuchsias but do need them frost free.

23 Aug, 2013


I have quite a few tropicals, mostly hardy and some are heated or indoors in winter, others not. I saw that you joined HTUK recently, that is why I asked...

23 Aug, 2013


Noticed you are in Fife maybe you should come visit and see the project.

23 Aug, 2013

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