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 Our garden October 2017 
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Great garden Kev! Keep the photos coming.


Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:36 am
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Location: Dudley, West Midlands UK
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What a fantastic garden and a real inspiration to try something similar. My tiny greenhouse is now pretty full of small plants either bought cheaply or grown from seed. The greenhouse is lagged etc so hopefully the plants will still be o.k. after the winter. I really need to buy some larger specimens for impact in the Spring now that I have re-designed our garden from the boring low maintenance one we had before to the one we have now with more room for plants. The seed sowing is a bit addictive though and after your suggestion re the Carob tree and having seen them on hols this year I could not resist buying some seeds off ebay. Presuming they are viable and that they 'grow like cress' what is the best method for seed sowing?

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Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:17 pm
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Yes Carob tree seeds for me have germinated easily, not the best time of year for germinating, so I would go for a sunny windowsill for some warmth I just used BQ multi purpose compost.
Its a slippery slope growing exotics sounds like your hooked Tim


Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:18 pm
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Thanks Kev

Yes, I particularly like the challenge of propagating exotics (and even better if in reality a plant is easy but sounds challenging lol) however I am not so brave and will be aiming for a mixed garden. I have just bought a Prunus Autumnalis Rosea so not very exotic but beautiful and also hardy! I have some interesting ideas though but need to stay calm as I am new to this and the horror stories of the 2010 winter debacle are a bit harrowing. I think it calls for some hard earned experience first before spending too much on mature specimens but I think a nice sized T. Fortunei would be a safe bet to get the ball rolling :lol: Just sown some 'Giant Whale Tongue' Agave so I'm hoping they go as well as the Montana did.

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