Pallet deliveries abroad

This autumn we sent a packaged Camellia to a client in Budapest. It took 12 days for the parcel to be delivered by the Dutch ‘Postnl’ company. So from now to reduce the risk of accidents to our precious plants we are advising foreign clients to accept deliveries by pallet…

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Gunnera tinctoria is NOT Gunnera manicata!

Beware! Ever more, the smaller Gunnera tinctoria is being marketed as Gunnera manicata. On this site the differences are clearly shown: http://palmvrienden.net/gblapalmeraie/2017/07/07/gunnera-manicata-how-to-recognize-the-real-one/ At Bob Foltz’s botanical garden in Meeden, Holland I finally found the real manicata! This giant is getting a nice place beside the pond ..

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Tropical temperatures!

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…

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Hardy continuously flowering shrub

This variety is very strong! A remarkably strong grevillea which we once brought from Australia is now available; the cuttings have been successful! Price EU 12.50 This species flowers pink-red as long as the temperature permits it. Stock is limited, so one plant per customer is the maximum … Another…

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Record warmth in May and privacy rules

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…

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