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I'm thinking about some new trees and shrubs for next season ( beeloved by bees of course.)
I'm assuming I can't grow the Manuka bush because it isn't very hardy? Can anyone dissprove this?
Ta
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Thanks Rooftops.
I saw that one when I googled but then saw the ones offered by Burncoose Nursery which say they cope to 0 deg C which then put me off. (As it's currently -4 here.) The proof is is the growing I suppose.
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Hi Hivemaker
Aren't they lucky!
Cornwall is so much warmer than the frost pocket I live in. They can grow lots of exotics which I can't.
I'm trying to think of things I can grow that they can't? Sorry, failed.
Beer is better though.
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There are slightly hardier varieties such as 'Red Damask', but the hardier ones all seem to be the double varieties, therefore presumably not much use.
 

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Does anyone have one of these trees that we might try and propagate cuttings from?
 

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Yes you can grow them in this country.

Have a look at County Park Nursery, Hornchurch, Essex.
 

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Yes you can grow them in this country.

Have a look at County Park Nursery, Hornchurch, Essex.
Thanks MODNOD, that looks like just what I was looking for. If they will grow in Hornchurch I would imagine they will work here.

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Ha!!!
I'm going to try them in Cumbria :svengo:
:cheers2: Modnod who sent me some seeds
 

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Thanks MODNOD, that looks like just what I was looking for. If they will grow in Hornchurch I would imagine they will work here.

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They grow fine in the wilds of bedfordshire, i will get a picture of mine.

Do give graham a ring (county park nursery), he is a bit off an oddball but he knows his stuff.

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Obviously you can grow whatever you want, but personally I would and do grow native plants,shrubs,trees, is this such a bad thing? The wild plants here in France are pretty much the same as the UK.
 

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Obviously you can grow whatever you want, but personally I would and do grow native plants,shrubs,trees, is this such a bad thing? The wild plants here in France are pretty much the same as the UK.
Each to their own. I am a plantaholic and would find that too restrictive.
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