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InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 564

I thought I would start a thread for all those on this site who either have or dream about having a tropical garden. Let's see what comes of it.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    Rain, yes we have loads of that. But in this so-called heatwave, our maximum temperature for one day was only 25 degrees. Other than that, today we are struggling to reach 22. December will see months of freezing fog and/or snow. There is no chance in my lifetime of a tropical garden where I live, unless climate change gets a move on.

    I do have a couple of weedy orchids on the windowsill, gifts from friends and family over the years, but they would never make anyone think of the tropics if they looked at them.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • dizzylizzydizzylizzy Posts: 91

    Would love to see some photos of tropical gardens, too cold up north for one....

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I've a couple of orchids from Ikea on windowsills; I think that is the nearest I'll get to a tropical gardenimage I love the English Garden look too much!

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    Ikea! Is that where they got them.image

    I like my garden - I like being able to sit down on the grass and not think I'm going to be bitten by something poisonous.  I don't think I'd want to swap that for extra foliage and flowers. There is a lot to be said for our wishy washy climate.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,763

    Pansy, I've got a few from ikea, also tescos, they are great value and have lasted years. Also had 2 from a proper ochid nursery which didn't last anywhere near as well and where quite expensive.

    Would love bouganvillea (spelling) but otherwise love our english garden look like artjak.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,268

    It can be done - here in Norwich there is an amazing exotic garden  http://www.exoticgarden.com/ 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    Good lord! Is there an out-of-shot, EdenProject-like canopy?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I dont know why but tropical gardens, especially jungle gardens always seem very masculine to me, thats not a bad thing, i spose its because the ones you see on tv always seem to be by men, odd!

    I grew some banannas from seed a few years ago, they were my pride and joy, put them out with fatsias, it looked lovely, but i got bored! image

    I did like the gardens in the bio dome at the Eden project, maybe they have to be on that scale to look right? image
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,155

    Will Giles garden is amazing.  It looks like a late summer trip.!!!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,268

    That sounds like a good idea Fidget image

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