This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Winter Damaged Cordyline Palm Update
Variety: Morning Glory 'Carnevale di Venezia', Half hardy annual. Thompson & Morgan Seeds. Sown in early May 2011 indoor (75% germination). Planted outside June 2011.
Over the Summer, I thought I would grow a climber up the trunk. At first I tried sweetpea (photo below) but had better success with Morning Glory.
Photo taken Oct 2011.
Everlasting Sweetpea from another area of the garden to the base of the palm. The sweetpea didn't survive the move.
Photo taken April 2011.