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  • Thank u so much h for your advice  I think my green banana trees will be okay fleeced up for the winter,and my red ones will be taken into the shed, I've never had privet  and it's so wide around three feet deep and around 30 feet long on both side but some of it looks all brown.
  • I'm going to give it a go.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,303
    The cold weather in December affected privet in most places @chriswebster4711GHrHWUBB, so don't worry too much about that. It'll come back once it warms up. 3 feet is actually quite narrow for depth, but it all depends on the room you have. It can be kept quite tight. It's a very useful hedging plant, and the flowers are great for pollinators  :)
    If the new site is wet and cold/exposed, Photinia R Robin will be poor.  It certainly isn't attractive here, but Devon- in general- is a bit warmer than this area, most of the time.
    You'll have to experiment with that if you wanted to try it  -it needs, warmth, moisture, decent drainage and shelter from cold wind. It gets black spot and can look horrible if it doesn't have the right conditions. See what's growing in the area you're in. It might work as a specimen or a backdrop to other plants.  :)

    I meant to say that bananas vary in hardiness, so it'll depend which ones you have, but fleeced or in a polytunnel/g'house etc is the usual requirement in most of the UK.  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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