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My pseudopanax this morning

mossy

By mossy

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A few years ago I bought I bought a few pseudopamax in Cornwall. The vendor told me that I will have to cover them all winter as they will not survive the cold in the Chigwell, Essex area. I didn’t cover them at all and a few years later, they are still growing perfectly. Now they are 2 metres high. They are evergreen, beautiful small trees, looking a bit like me …lol!

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Thank you Paulinthemix realy love them and their colour are great particularly at this time of the year

6 Mar, 2021

 

Beautiful.

6 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Linda

6 Mar, 2021

 

Your microclimate obviously suits them, Mossy. I like the leaf shape and colours. We often go to Cross Common Nursery on the Lizard in Cornwall as they have a wonderful selection of less usual plants, and we rarely come home without a boot-full. I have had viburnum and osmanthus from them growing in my gardens but have not have enough nerve to test their wonderful half-hardy climbers and tropical plants in this very windy Wiltshire garden. I love visiting their greenhouses. I'm sure you will have visited?

6 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Anget ,like you when I go to Cornwall (kinance cove ) I can t go back with nothing ....there are a few very good nursery other there and it is worth to make experiments, and sometimes you have some very good surprises

6 Mar, 2021

 

We're back to The Lizard in May, Mossy, and often walk around Kynance and across Lower Predannack. It's such a special area and I think one of the least appreciated parts of Cornwall. No doubt we'll visit the Nurseries on the Lizard and around Helston. Perhaps I should be braver in my plant choices. Do you visit Burncoose? Wonderful for plant lovers.

6 Mar, 2021

 

Lol...I will be in the cottage in Kynance cove on the 17 of April

6 Mar, 2021

 

Yes I did many time ,love it !

6 Mar, 2021

 

Great, enjoy it!

6 Mar, 2021

 

Such a lovely variety of colours and shapes on these leaves. They all look really shiny and healthy.

6 Mar, 2021

 

They look very healthy, happy and exotic Mossy. Your risk was worth it.

7 Mar, 2021

 

Having been born in Marazion,my childhood was spent at many of the previously mentioned places especially Kynance cove.
Did you buy the shrub at Burncoose, Mossy? Is it related to the Pseudowintera group?

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you wildrose theyr colour are much better in reality and it is so nice to have evergreen trees .I do like to make experiments

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you klahanie they are very healthy and require very litle maintenance .I do love exotic plants

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Medowland ,yes 2 of them and some from a local nursery on the Lizard and some other. Realy like this part of Cornwall and go twice a year in the cottage in Kynance cove realy love it

7 Mar, 2021

 

Sorry Medowland ,no I don t think that they are from the same family but they are both from New Zealand

7 Mar, 2021

 

Sorry Medowland ,no I dont think that they are but both from New Zealand

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you,Mossy....the Pseudowinteras have tricolour small leaves.with speckled markings...I do have one here which is about 10 years old and planted in a protected border.

7 Mar, 2021

 

Beautiful photo's.. It must be so peaceful in your garden Mossy, a proper haven to relax in, reminds me of some of the places I've seen when visiting the grand houses with their walled gardens and orangeries, you show that it can be done in even in a small place, plus you don't need a glass surround to grow them...

7 Mar, 2021

 

Wonderful plants Mossy. Some people who work in nurseries in Cornwall seem certain that the rest of the UK is too cold for their plants!

Kynance Cove is one of my favourite places, and how brilliant to stay in that little cottage .. have a great time 🙂.

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you sheilabub...realy love Kynance cove I go every year twice a years and alway say in the cottage .

It is magical ...and it sound for me that the time have stopped

7 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Linclass ..it is very peaceful here in my garden .After a hard day in my garden I love to get lost in it and just listening the sound of birds and the one of all the water falls..you will be realy surprised about what you can achieve in a very small garden .....I call mine my litle pimple

7 Mar, 2021

 

Hope the cafe will be open for you Fabrice. Last time I was there, my younger son Steve tried to frighten me by climbing the cliffs (like a monkey) then I bought us coffee and cake 🙂.

7 Mar, 2021

 

Yes Luke and Victoria will open the last weekend of March

7 Mar, 2021

 

Brilliant! Bon appetit!

7 Mar, 2021

 

Merci 😃

7 Mar, 2021

 

Very nice, perfect all year round colour ...

8 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Amy2 it is true and those colour do change in winter some leaves get purple black some other will become lime and some beautiful varigated gold....

8 Mar, 2021

 

I’m last to the party, but must agree, wonderful selection of lush plants, Mossy! Loving the shapes and textures and different evergreen colourings. I like the way your greenery all intermingles, the ferns and like. Just shows taking a leap of faith with plants...you can have years of lush and unexpected joy!
I can only imagine you’re very excited about heading to Cornwall soon! Haven’t been for years, but, I will return.

8 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you very much Kate ..I realy love to have greenery around me .... hope you are better.

8 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you, Mossy. Getting there definitely! Should be back at work beginning of April. I miss my patients so very much!
Keep posting your pictures too! I love all your lush, verdant, alluring plants...

8 Mar, 2021

 

I've never heard of pseudopamax but I'm smitten with the 2nd photo.

8 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you ,kate very glad that you start to feel better

8 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Bathgate realy love them and there are so many different one ....one of my favourite is pseudopamax gold splash 12 th picture

8 Mar, 2021

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