Winter hardy plants in the UK

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Winter hardy plants in the UK

Post by Martin » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:10 pm

Just surfing around some US cacti sites and just found this.



New too me anyone else seen this ?

And this

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Post by Chris43 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:19 pm

Fascinating, Martin. I did once plant a pad of an Opuntia that I secreted back from Zion National Park, it lasted a couple of winters, didn't grow much, and then rotted the next winter. But I didn't prepare the beds in any way like this chap is recommending.

It is very interesting, especially the species he grows.
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Re: Winter hardy plants in the UK

Post by MikeT » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:22 pm

Interested to see flowers on one of the Opuntias. This site is one of the links on the Glenhirst site, which also has some pics of outdoor plantings of cacti in the UK

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Re: Winter hardy plants in the UK

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:57 am

I'd seen these websites before (I'm the Phil who commented in George's guestbook). The original version of George's website is worth a look too http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hardycactiuk/index.htm as it has pictures of the beds he grows his plants in, which have not been added to the new site.
Ralph Martin's site isn't working for me this morning but I recall that he has only planted his garden this summer gone, so it should be interesting to see an update in spring. His nursery http://www.cactusshop.co.uk/ (which also isn't working for me today!) has a good range of hardier plants for sale.
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