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Chamaerops humilis



22nd November 2008


In the last decade the large the big DIY stores (amongst others) have discovered the idea of importing cheap large plants from southern Europe and North Africa, and then selling them on at bargain prices through the summer. Whatever to pro's and con's of this strategy, I have to admit I enjoy some of the cheap wonders that are available as a consequence. Not all of them are hardy, but this Chamaerops should be no problem.
It has come into the greenhouse for the winter, but only to keep it free of the tiresome but trivial leaf damage that can occur in cold winds.

7th January 2010


A dusting of snow to remind the plant that it will have to go out eventually.