My Mediterranean style garden

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    I planted mine out in Northants and it was fine. Didn't get olives, though :)
    Would Agapanthus be useful for late-summer colour, Redwing? There are a few shorter varieties available now.
     
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    Yes, there is a clump in there which hasn't flowered too well yet. Also I made a mistake and planted scabius too close which has smothered it. Will give it more space next year and hopefully it will flower better then too.

    I couldn't resist buying some more alliums yesterday so need to find space for them too.
     
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      That's good to know, Pete, you being almost a neighbour in Kent. I intend to keep it in a pot though but will have to keep the roots from freezing; that's where the bubblewrap will come in. I was surprised but really pleased to find this in the Wyevale sale because sometimes they are really too expensive to even think about.
       
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        I've only just seen this thread! How did I miss it? :doh:

        Your garden is looking great @Redwing :dbgrtmb:
         
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          Some autumn pictures, the first is a general view of the October Med garden showing that there is still lots of interest.

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          The Cyclamen Hederifolium cluster that I have planted is beginning to take off. I hope I get some pink ones.
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          The Euphorbia characias wulfenii is looking particularly striking now. The volunteer Verbena bonariensis I have just left to do their thing.
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          And the Echeveria and the thymes look nice together.
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            As you say, still plenty of interest. I particularly like the cyclamen :dbgrtmb:
             
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              Frost precaution required!

              Knowing that the olive tree purchased last summer would require some protection from the frost as I intend to keep it in the pot, my ever handy husband made a clever protection container out of a redundant packing crate/pallet for it.

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              I stuffed it full of foam insulation packed tightly around the pot. All set for these frosty conditions.

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              I wonder if it will need bubblewrap around the leaves and trunk? It was about -5 here overnight and early this morning. I have placed it against a SE facing wall for the winter. (Sorry, I seem to have got two of the same picture and don't know how to remove one of them.)
               
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                Sorry, I'm not experienced enough to answer your query, but I think what you and hubby have done is very creative! :thumbsup:
                 
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                  I think it should be OK unless you live in a frost pocket.

                  Of course, you could just take precautions and pin some bubble wrap to the wooden slats behind and let it drape over the front of the plant. You could fix a cane in the bottom of the bubble wrap and hook it under the front of the container.
                   
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                    I just thought I would bring this thread up to date. The Med garden went to sleep for the winter but here are a couple of pictures of it waking up in March. I know it's a little late to be posting these.

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                      And here are a few more taken in the past few days.

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                        And one more showing a closeup of the Cheddar Pink, a rather special plant. Those who remember can see how well it's grown from last year. It's such a joy this plant and hardy in these conditions.

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                              Lovely Redwing :)
                               
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