Advice

 

Please send us your question via e-mail. Below you can find the most commonly asked questions.



1.  What are some indoor plants that tolerate shade?

Some shade-tolerant indoor plants are Zamioculcas, Fatsia, Aspidistra etc.


 

2.  What are some of the best evergreen hedging plants?

- Cupressocyparis leylandii is a fast-growing evergreen hedging plant, ideal for a windbreak or a tall, formal hedge.
- Photinia robusta is interesting due to its vibrant red colour during summer and autumn and its disease resistance. Makes for a fantastic medium-sized hedge. 
- Other species include Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry laurel), Thuja smaragd, Cupressus arizonica etc.


 

3.  Can you name a few drought tolerant shrubs that blossom during the summer? 

Some drought tolerant plants that bloom abundantly during the summer are Lavandula sp. (Lavender), Gravillea sp. , Nerium oleander (Oleander), Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle), etc.


 

4.  When is the best time to plant fruit trees? 

The best time to plant fruit trees is during the dormant season. This is the time between November and early April when most deciduous fruit trees are out of leaf.  

 


 

5. Which blooming plants should be planted in autumn?  

Blooming plants suitable for planting in autumn include Cyclamen, Hebe (Hebexandersonii), Heath (Erica), Calluna (Calluna vulgaris).

 


 

6. What type of soil is best for planting Japanese camellias (Camelia japonica)?

For a successful growth, Camellias prefer a well-drained soil that is high in humus.


A combination of existing soil together with acidic substrate is the best type of soil for Camellias since they require an acidic soil (pH between 5,5 and 6,8).

This special substrate, also used to grow Rhododendrons (Rose tree) and Hydrangeas, is available in our garden centres. 

 


 

 

7. Can you name some deciduous shade trees that are usually planted singly?

Fast-growing deciduous shade trees, usually planted singly, which also function decoratively are   Empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa) and Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides).

 


 

 

 
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