3 E.Gunnii (bought 2-3ft saplings) planted 7yrs ago. All doing fine.
E.Niphophila bought 3ft sapling, planted about 3yrs ago, it has been preparing to flower since summer.
E. Dalrympleana, E.Perrineana same story as E.Niph. They flowered for the first time this year. All three have done well with no damage in previous winters, although I have had to brace the base of the trunks against the wind. The result of this, I believe, is much stronger trees that do not need to be staked any more.
E. Urnigera same as above suffered loss of 70% leaves, is growing, no sign of flower buds.
E. Aggregata 3yrs old too, health excellent, plenty of flower buds but still waitng to see the display.
2yrs ago I added E.Stellulata and E.Denei and 'Baby blue'.
E.Parvula, E.Neglecta and E.Nitens grown from seed and planted out spring 2009, survived last winter all the earlier mentioned bad weather.
This year in Feb I bought in 1ltr pots (and planted out after numerous pot changes):E.Albens, E.Camphora, E.Crenulata, E.Gregsoniana, E.Johnstonii, E.Mitchelliana, E.Moorei Nana, E.Melliodora, E.Paucifolia, E.Rubida.
I have planted in the ground of my cold poly tunnel; E.Alpina, E.Blakelyi, E.Citriodora, E.Ficifolia, E.Leucoxylon megalocarpa, E.Oreades, E.Radiata and E.Risdonii. I kept a 1.1kw fan heater switched on very near by, but there just has to be a cheaper method??
Finally I have E.Debeuzevillei and E.Glaucescens, I think! the former is only 1ft high and growing soooo slowly (I sowed it in 2009), my E.Glaucescens, well I sowed some seed last year but my batches got mixed up and trying to identify it is quite frustrating.
Typical trees here are; common Oak, holly Oak, Liquidamber, Poplars, Willows, Chestnut, holly.
Shrubs include Photinia, Forsythia, Laurel, Dogwoods, I have got a Mimosa but the flowers are killed off before they give off their winter joy.
Gardening does not seem to be the hobby of many people around here, there choices seem to be minimal.
Well if you can advise I'm all ears and thank you in advance.
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