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A virtual garden visit in Canada
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:18:24 PM »
A virtual garden visit  in Canada - thanks to Covid-19 !
Our friends in VIRAGS - the Victoria Island Alpine Garden Society-  have posted a video tour of Paul Spriggs' garden - we can enjoy that here: http://www.virags.com/videos.html



« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 04:23:37 PM by Maggi Young »
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 03:27:58 AM »
Wow! I didn't realise how well some Mediterranean plants could grow in Canada!
Paul had a very different hair-cut in the Czech Republic a few years ago ;D
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Re: A virtual garden visit in Canada
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 11:38:58 AM »
Wow! I didn't realise how well some Mediterranean plants could grow in Canada!
Paul had a very different hair-cut in the Czech Republic a few years ago ;D
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Re: A virtual garden visit in Canada
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 09:43:43 PM »
Many thanks to Paul for showing us his beautiful garden with all these healthy plants. The Heichrysum sessilioides
is my personal favorite. I wonder, that Rhodohypoxis baurii and Euphorbia clavarioides are hardy and maybe start
an attempt to cultivate these South Africans in my climate. Has anyone of the forumists any experience about the
hardiness of Aloe polyphylla and Brunswigia radulosa, would be grateful for any advice.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: A virtual garden visit in Canada
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 10:05:40 PM »
Aloe polyphylla is grown outside at Kew Gardens in London where it has proved hardy. The staff there say that frost is not a problem but winter wet can cause it to rot, so they cover it in winter to keep the rain off using rather fancy covers they made themselves. I myself grow this plant in a container, so far in an unheated glasshouse and have had no frost damage (down to -6 C so far). I intend to move it outside from this year, but also cover it for winter like at Kew.

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Re: A virtual garden visit in Canada
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 08:53:22 PM »
Dear Paul, many thanks for your good advice and the picture. I plan to take your advice and place the
container with my plant in my unheated greenhouse during winter.
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