Talkback: Shrubs for patio pots
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Hi Adam, why not take out a bit of extra 'insurance' by wrapping the pot in bubble polythene and wrapping the plant in fleece, if it isn't too big to do so. If it is too big for the fleece why not put a layer of mulch round the base of the plant. Regards,Lorrie
In Mediterranean countries oleander is widely grown among streets and in virtually every hotel garden, etc, and I'm not aware that they pose a great danger in these regions.
The first thing that suffers is new season buds which, at the slightest hint of cold weather, will turn black and die off. New season shoots will suffer the same problem thus denying buds and flowers the following year.
I have 4 shrubs currently around 1 metre high, 3 years old and they managed to produce one half-open flower between them last year!! I've since decided to go for Azaleas and Bougainvillas instead, lesson learned!!
iam trying to look after my deceaced husbands oleander it is in a pot ,in the concervatory ,but the leaves are repidly going yellow ,what am i doing wrong ,and how can i save it