Tuesday 2 June 2015

Going All Out Tropical

Still blustery here today although only the odd shower with intermittent sunshine, its mild enough to have the back door open all day.
A large box arrived with the delivery man, I knew instantly what it was 
My lovely palms and banana plants, I have been waiting for these to arrive, they will all be in pots in the garden so they can be overwintered in the tunnel, although they will survive the cold its the wind that will damage them so I wont be taking the risk.
The Palms are
Hardy Cotton (Washingtonia)
Hardy Fan Trachycarpus
Chamaerops Humilis Cerifera
2 Hardy Canary Island Date
The Banana's are Musa Basjoo and Musella Lasiocarpa
In the same order came this
Kiwi Solissimo that is self fertile on the right and 2 Corydalis Blue Line perennial plants.
Then to top it all they sent me a free members gift
So plenty to keep me busy, I am not holding out much hope for the free growing kits they have been probably been hanging about in a store room for ages but we will give them a go.

I took Sol down into the forest this afternoon

He had a great time sniffing everything out, the views across the valley were brilliant
 That's the entrance to my drive way over there
Here let me zoom in for you
Sol is now fast asleep dreaming of the smells he found, the sun is shining again and I have been busy in the kitchen
Making Baked Beans but I will share that with you tomorrow :-)


  1. Wonder if those citrus growing kits are pips?

  2. P.S. Those palms are going to make your greenhouse vertitably tropical :)

  3. Gosh, some new growing challenges there for you with those kits! It will be interesting to see how they do. I have a love hate things with the idea of making my own baked beans - what if they are too good that I won't eat tinned ones afterwards! Not that I think that my cooking is that good, but you know what I mean! I can't wait to hear about yours!!! xx

  4. I've always found home-made baked beans a bit 'faffy' to make. If you have a straight-forward recipe then I'd love to read it. Jx

  5. for (French) Mother's Day, my gorgeous daughter gave me a growing kit for some strawberries, plus a kit for a venus-fly-trap, which I've never grown before. Looking forward to seeing your recipe for baked beans.

  6. Oh wow Dawn what a selection of tropical plants. I will look forward to seeing how they do for you x

  7. I love my cocktail kiwi, I'd plant more if I had more places for them to grow up. Good luck with your tropical plants, maybe an orangery one day.


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