A parcel with a Camellia was sent this autumn to a client in Budapest. It took 12 days before the parcel was delivered. The transport company was the Dutch Postnl!
If you think of ordering one or more plants, please realize the risk of loosing plants by non functioning transport companies!!!
From November 2018, the Groene Prins nursery and jungle garden is still open by appointment on 0622370001.
This will also be the case in 2019 and onwards as I will be on plant-hunting safaris ..
So if you want to come, check if I’m there!
Autumn started with a bang here!
The earliest Camellia to bloom is Camellia sinensis which is cultivated worldwide for the production of tea.
Foodies beware: Camillia sinensis has numerous subvarieties. Those cultivated in the mountains of Korea and Japan are hardy! And it’s nice that these plants are the first to introduce the Camellia flowering-season with white blossom and yellow stamens. Usually a frost-sensitive tea plant with larger leaves is available: Camellia sinensis var. Assamica, which doesn’t survive our cold winters planted out!
Beware! Ever more, the smaller Gunnera tinctoria is being marketed as Gunnera manicata. On this site the differences are clearly shown:
At Bob Foltz’s nursery in Meeden, Holland I finally found the real manicata! This giant is getting a nice place beside the pond ..
Eucalyptus perriniana easily grows 2m (6 feet) per year if watered well during the summer
This year’s extreme drought forced us to irrigate abundantly. Many plants in the jungle garden expect generous rainfall in the summer, and if that fails, these plants are forced to rest and therefore loose a lot of leaves.
If you want to plant new plants in the garden during the summer holidays, you must irrigate them regularly! Eucalyptus trees in particular require a lot of water.
This variety is very strong!
The record warmth of last May brings the fact home to us: our climate is getting warmer. This inspired me to once again plant some South American palms in the open ground:
Butia eriospatha and Jubaea chilensis
These strong feathery palms provide an even more tropical effect than the fan palms. They also grow much better in the ground than in a tub! We will protect these with tunnel arches and greenhouse foil. Insulation is achieved with bubble wrap. In a severe frost, a fan heater will keep the temperature around zero degrees.
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And there are great new plants for you to come and have a look at. Our collection of garden palms has been extended with an assortment of 30-140 cm trunked palms! And the rhododendrons are beginning to bloom! It’s really beautiful in the garden now.