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Post Greetings from Bulgaria .
Hello , everyone. Glad you found a great forum. I decided to share our new hobby , growing exotics . This is their first winter in the garden and is a challenge that will deal with winter and their winter protection .
These are palm trees which will care .

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:16 am
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And this is a picture of the first day of the new 2015. All are wrapped like babies waiting to cross the cold winter . Temperetura us and fall below - 25 degrees.
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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
Wow Rosi you certainly have some cold temperatures to contend with there that's bone chilling.
Do you have heat cables on your palms this winter or just some sort of wrapping I think you will do well to get that Phoenix canariensis through winter fully wrapped mine rotted at just -6c ......I hope you prove me wrong because no doubt your summer are way warmer then central England in summer so will put on some tremendous growth.

Welcome to the forum its good to have someone from Bulgaria, you maybe the first, I am sure some other member here will probably have similar cold winters.
There are normally others who have similar climates whoever seems to post here.


Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:09 pm
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Thanks.
Yes, of course there are heating mini greenhouse.
This will be their first winter in the ground and the result will be able to see it in the spring . Most early April I think.

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PS. Yes, summers in here are with many days above 30 degrees , almost every summer we have a few days with temperatures near or slightly above 40 degrees.
Of course the hot summer helps to active growth in almost half of the year.

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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
Rosi, well you are what I would call an "over the edge" gardener :lol: I suffer the same disease, so don't take that as a put down.

Nice looking palms.

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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
You might also try something like the silver Med palm..as cold hardy as most and should be a compact clumper you can easily cover for decades. I'm not sure why I'm not seeing that palm in collections in very cold climates. Needle palms might not need much help if any. They though, won't win any beauty prizes. I like Nannorrhops. Thats a good looking hardy palm. Wine palms,so slow,they can be protected for a quarter century or more in ground in a very cold climate.


Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:47 pm
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In April will see if we have done with winter protection . Of course every winter will have to be done again and again ...

there are some pictures of how we met protection ... http://mygardenflower.blogspot.com/2014 ... -post.html

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Hello Rosi. Welcome to the forum. Your garden is fantastic. Sorry it's a bit off topic but I worked in Sofia a few years ago and I just wanted to say that I adore your country and its lovely people. It is a very special place. I look forward to seeing photos of your garden over the coming months. Phil.

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Thank you, Phil.

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Some pictures from today ...
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http://mygardenflower.blogspot.com/2015/01/2812015.html

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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
The palms do not look too bad what sort of temperature does it get to inside your protection?


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I can not say with precision. I think not fall below minus 2-3 degrees.

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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
That temp should be ok for most of your palms I would suggest getting a wireless weather station to keep your eye on the tempreature.
I use an Oregon scientific weather station which seems to be a good buy.
I have 2 remote sensors one outside and one in my greenhouse to make sure the heater is coming on ok when it gets cold.


Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:09 pm
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Post Re: Greetings from Bulgaria .
mygardenflower wrote:
I can not say with precision. I think not fall below minus 2-3 degrees.


Do you mean in Celsius or Fahrenheit? I suspect the former.

Amazing job keeping them going in those conditions.

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