I am preparing a sort of "winter garden" in our conservatory which has no heating
Thank you for all your helpful suggestions for my "winter garden". Yes I think the citrus fruit trees idea is nice except it will be all trees. I will have to look up some of the other suggestions as they do need to be hardy. I think the conservatory stays at or above freezing - at least we never have ice on the inside of the windows but it does get very cold. The olive trees are OK down to -15 apparently. I live in the middle of the country near Milton Keynes in a fairly sheltered valley. The conservatory has the house on one long side and the drive on the other which has a high wall next to it. It gets the morning sun all year round. The plants would have to be free standing ie not climbers and I ideally I want to keep it going through the winter and maybe have a change after the spring. Just needs to be ready by 22nd Dec.
In the meantime I will look up all your suggestions. I think something grassy about 2 feet high is what I really want. I like the idea of things I can put out in the summer too.
- 4 Dec, 2011