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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.
We have finally translated the Eucalyptus catalogue from Dutch in English!
You can download it here.
Half hardy plants like Dicksonia antarctica do need good protection against severe frosts in the winter!
Here we have protected our plants against the winter’s cold. We started with the mountain banana collection. After that the tree ferns and last but not least, the palm trees.
During the winter months we’re open by appointment only(+31-6-22370001)!
Be careful when exporting or importing plants – customs sometimes destroy plants and call this “inspection”!
We now have the following beauties in stock:
Woodwardia fimbriata, a large fern for sheltered, damp spots
Polypodium ‘Whitley Giant’, a large, good hardy variety of the oak fern (Polypodium vulgare)
The following plants have long proven their hardiness:
Rhododendron macabeanum , Blechnum nova-zelandiae , Blechnum magellanicum, Blechnum nudum , Astelia nervosa
(Please collect at our botanical garden in Northern Holland as we aren’t able to send plants to you!)