Banksia

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    Just an update on the Banksia sent as seedlings from @CarolineL. I was only able to keep one due to lack of space but it is a fair size now.
    July 2020
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      I managed to kill three of these last winter, in my cold frame, I'm guessing February was too much for them.
      But luckily I kept one in the cool greenhouse and its seems to be thriving.
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        They're doing well! Because I had some more, I had put 3 out in autumn 2020 - one survived the winter in my soil, though hasn't done much. Another couple I put out this spring and they appear to have made some growth. I have also put into the garden one bought as a youngster many years ago - it's 6 feet tall and so far looking OK, but I suspect Jan/Feb will test them. They are in the same area as Acacia baileyana, Acacia boormannii (both 6 feet from seed) and corymbia ficifolia and eucalyptus blakelyi (4 feet from seed). I got fed up with having to battle my way through my greenhouse...
        Still have some banksia youngsters left if anyone wants them...
         
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          I'm struggling with the Banksia ericafolia cutting you sent me.
          Its in intesive care and not expected to survive the winter.;)
           
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            My little ones died soon after they arrived :cry3: Postman been playing ruby or football with the parcel .

            My leucosperum looks like its had it now didn't seem to like being in the house at all , I not sure if the heat off the radiator has pushed it over the edge .
             
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              Funnily enough my ericifolia cutting has suddenly started looking peaky. I think keeping low temps in the greenhouse is inadvisable - I should have brought it in the house. @Perki I'll send you another B integrifolia in the spring - please remind me.
               
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                The B. ericafolia was looking really sick and yellow, so I moved it to the conservatory a fair bit warmer.
                Its now brown.:redface:
                 
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