Alternative species in our gardens

Hello, first of all i introduce myself:
I am a passionate gardening lover, and i like exotic plants and trees the most. Thats why i created a telegram account, where i show species that are unusual, which can grow in places we could never imagine. So if you are interested in discovering new species to build a diferente garden, just take a look. 

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Why stick to native species, when you could have the most beautiful plants all around the world ?
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,430
    Hello, and welcome to the forum.

    As you are new here, I’m afraid that I am not going to click on your link as I am always suspicious about links.

    Please tell us where you are and maybe put a few photos upfor us to admire.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Okay, thaks for the welcome. 
    I live un valencia,spain.

    Thats an example of a species i talk about. 
    The objective is just to show strange and beautiful trees and plants, which can be planted in our gardens.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,502
    I did click on the link then clicked on the View Channel button and nothing happened...
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,430
    That’s a very unusual tree. Do you know its Latin name?🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Do you have the Telegram app?
  • pansyface said:
    That’s a very unusual tree. Do you know its Latin name?🙂
    Jabuticaba (Myrciaria caulifloria).
    Kind regards :)
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,430
    edited 11 January
    No, sorry. I’m a bit too old for all these modern things. I couldn’t even say what an app is, I’m so useless with computers.😊

    And before anybody explains an app to me, I shall just say that it has been explained many times before and I am still none the wiser.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,466

    That tree also bears fruit, but it's from Brazil and wouldn't survive British winters, which is where most of the posters here are from.

    A lot of the plants grown in British gardens were found in other countries by plant explorers. But, unless they are fairly hardy, they wouldn't survive unless their owners put them in a greenhouse in winter. Britain has an enormous selection of plants, largely thanks to the plant hunters in the Victorian era and later.

    Personally I like the English garden and cottage garden style but a lot of people grow quite exotic plants and have quite jungly gardens.

    Valencia has a much warmer climate than Britain. I live in SW France but here the winters can be very cold although the summers tend to be hot.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • That tree also bears fruit, but it's from Brazil and wouldn't survive British winters, which is where most of the posters here are from.

    A lot of the plants grown in British gardens were found in other countries by plant explorers. But, unless they are fairly hardy, they wouldn't survive unless their owners put them in a greenhouse in winter. Britain has an enormous selection of plants, largely thanks to the plant hunters in the Victorian era and later.

    Personally I like the English garden and cottage garden style but a lot of people grow quite exotic plants and have quite jungly gardens.

    Valencia has a much warmer climate than Britain. I live in SW France but here the winters can be very cold although the summers tend to be hot.

    Yeah,  thats true, in my Telegram Channel i also speak about species which can grow in colder locations, for example the Chinese quince. So i also share ideas for people living in colder regionsThis beautiful tree is a Chinese quince, a good option for uk, for example.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,256
    Yes, thanks to its temperate climate the UK can and does grow a wide range of plants from all over the world but, as BL says, they have to be able to cope with the winters or be wintered in greenhouses or conservatories which not everyone has or can affrod to heat for several months.

    After 25 years in Belgium - long, cold, wet winters but also a wide variety of plants form around the world - I have moved to the Vendée which has milder, sunnier winters but also summer droughts.   I can now grow all sorts of plants I wouldn't have tried in Belgium - as long as they can cope with drought or I can create more moist soil conditions.   Bit of an experiment.

    That is an interesting tree you show in the photo.  Never seen one round here tho.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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