You've probably already brought your begonias, cannas, fuchsias, pelargoniums and dahlias indoors, but this isn't practical with larger tender plants such as cordylines
, palms, bay trees, echiums and tree ferns.
DELICATE Fruit trees need protection even in warmer months, below, a cordyline
Toxic plants: Asiatic lily, asparagus fern, begonia, box, calla lily, cherry laurel, clematis, cordyline
, chrysanthemum, daisy, daffodil bulbs, dahlia, delphinium, elderberry, eucalyptus, flax, foxglove, geranium, grape plant, green seed potatoes, hydrangea, ivy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, nerium oleander, peony, plantain lily, poppy, privet hedge, tomato plant, verbena, wisteria, yew tree.
For poolside landscaping, use plants that are soft to the touch and litter-free, such as cordyline
, lamb's ears, and mat-rush (Lomandra longifolia).
QHI DIARMUID, Please could you give me some advice on the giant cordyline
that's growing in my front garden?
A GREAT way to add a tropical look and feel to the garden, Cordyline
australis 'Red Star' - the cabbage palm - will produce exotic sword-like red foliage all year round.
I, too, would like to know why my cabbage palm, Cordyline
australis, seems to have died.
Best of the Bunch Cordyline
HAVING two of these Australian palm trees in my garden has made me focus my mind a little more on what other gardeners across Britain might have been suffering over the past two winters.
THESE spiky architectural gems are often used as the lowmaintenance focal point plants in patio pots or borders, their striking evergreen foliage providing a tropical feel to any display.
Yucca and Cordyline
are gaining favor for their bold, architectural structure, interesting foliage colors and drought tolerance.
Broad-leaved cannas, hostas, deep orange dahlias, fiery crocosmias and tender bulbs such as gloriosa will all add heat to the scene, while plants of architectural interest such as Fatsia japonica, palms, cordyline
and phormium can all add to that tropical feel.
, phormiums and hebes are good structural plants, which will do well as the focal point of a container but can be planted in the garden when you feel like a change.