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susan827susan827 Posts: 4

I have grown plants from Avocado stones, but when I

planted one out last year, the leaves turned black and

I lost it.

I now have 2 healthy plants which are indoors but getting

too big and wonder if there is any hope of ever being able

to plant them outside?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Susan, avacados are native to central Mexico so will not survive outside in the UK (assuming that's where you are?)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • susan827susan827 Posts: 4

    Thanks for that - what I suspected.  What a shame, but they add some greenery to the

    inside.  Must get a much larger greenhouse at some point!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324

    There are avocados growing successfully outside in warm sheltered spots in London - there are even reports of them fruiting ... but you do have to have the perfect spot 

    http://www.growingontheedge.net/viewtopic.php?p=46690 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • RobmarstonRobmarston south walesPosts: 330

    It is true that they are not supposed to survive outside, but James Wong had a few pictures on his twitter feed of huge trees that seemed to be doing fine in London. He suggested that if you could create a sheltered micro climate it would indeed be possible. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    More reasons to suspect that London isn't actually part of the rest of the UK then! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324

    Bob image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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