Bougainvillea is a stunning mediterranian plant what would be perfect for a conservatory or in a sunny patio. Native to southern Europe and thrives in warm, sheltered conditions, and is suceptible to frost damage.
For best results, and the greatest flowering potential, grow bouganvillea in front of a sunny wall or in a container which you can bring indoors in autumn. Plant beside a sheltered sunny wall for the best flower displays.
Eventual height and spread: 2m x 1.5m
Thrives in full sun
Flowers from May to July
Will not survive Irish winters so will need to be brought indoors before first frost.
Would make an excellent conservatory plant.
Please note: sold individually. we will choose the colour based on what is available and looking good.
Olea europaea Olive tree is on a stem, which is 60-70 cm tall
Olives (Olea europaea) are evergreen trees that will add a Mediterranean touch to the garden. They are suited to garden or container cultivation, and may produce fruit in mild regions and warm summers.
Ideal for gardens, patios or as a present
Easy to maintain
Position - Full sun
Soil type: Moist, well drained, fertile
Fruit producing: August to October
Eventual Height 2-3 meters if not pruned
How to Care For Olive Trees This tree will grow in a sheltered spot in full sun. Ensure that there has very good drainage, at least 5 cm of pebbles at the bottom of the pot, which should have a large hole in the bottom. For the first few years, water regularly during their growth period.
- Olives grow very slowly, so dont require much pruning. However, pinching out young plants can help to encourage them to develop a branching shape. Once they are 1.5m (5ft high), select three or four of the strongest and best-placed shoots to retain, and pinch out the others.
- If needed, in late spring or early summer, remove dead, diseased or dying branches. At the same time, thin out branches to allow light into the centre of the tree and remove any branches that spoil the shape. Avoid pruning too hard as this will result in the over-production of non-fruiting water shoots.
- In order to initiate flowers and fruit, olive trees need a two-month period of cold weather (with temperatures below 10C (50F). They also need a fluctuation between day and night time temperatures. Plants kept indoors are therefore unlikely to flower.
- Olives are best-propagated by grafting, which is the preferred method in olive-growing regions. Grafting on to stock of Osmanthus can help produce smaller trees.
- Olea europaea can also be propagated by taking semi-ripe cuttings, 10-15cm (4-6in) long, in summer. Alternatively, in winter take hardwood cuttings of up to 30cm (12in) from one - or two-year-old wood on mature trees, and root with bottom heat.
Sweetly scented jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, is a twining climber best grown as a houseplant. It would make a fine choice for a conservatory. It looks fantastic all year round, bearing dark, glossy evergreen foliage which contrasts with masses of white, deeply fragrant flowers from late-winter to spring. It can be taken outside to a sheltered, sunny patio in summer. Cut back after flowering to keep growth in check.
The Jasmine 'Jasminum Polyanthum' is a beautiful climbing plant. The Jasmine has bright white flowers that bloom beautifully in late Spring- early Summer and have an amazing scent. This climbing plant is fast growing.
Pot size: 2 Litre
Passiflora Damsels Delight is a very free-flowering and vigorous semi-evergreen climber loaded with spectacular, large blooms and dark green foliage. The flowers have a dark purple filament skirt over white and lilac petals creating eye-catching displays throughout the Summer.
A perennial that can overwinter provided it occupies a sheltered spot and receives a little protection.
Plant in a sunny, sheltered spot.
The plant climbs using tendrils and will need something to twine around.
Flowers are large, having white outer petals with navy blue and purple filaments and some blue markings.
Develops orange or yellow fruits that are edible, but best to leave them for the birds.
Citrus 'Lemon' is an actual lemon tree that is 85cm tall. Its fruit are edible and is perfect for a conservatory.
Please note that this is a delicate plant with fruit already. We can deliver this to Dublin and Kildare only.
Why not try your hand at growing your very own banana tree!. This variety is very hardy and is easy to look after. It is best suited as a houseplant but can be brought out into a sunny spot on a pstio for the summer so long as you bring it in before the first frost.
Season of Interest: Autumn - Winter
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Soil: Moist but well-drained, hummus rich
How to care for a Banana Plant In a container, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly.
At the end of the summer, if you do decide to keep it outdoors you could overwinter under cover or protect in situ with straw. Keep just moist in winter.
- Propagate by seed as soon as ripe at 21-24C (70-75F). Pre-soak spring-sown seed for 24 hours . Separate suckers in early spring, removing older leaves. Divide established clumps every 5 years
Under glass, none required. Outside, cut away old leaves at end of season
Citrus 'Lemon' is an actual lemon tree. Its fruit are edible and is perfect for a conservatory.
YOu could plant this in a pot and leave in a sunny part of the patio but would need to bring it in before the first frost.
This deciduous, spreading shrub is highly ornamental, with large, glossy, palmate leaves. It is best grown against a south or south-west facing wall, where, in long, hot summers it will produce an abundant crop of brown, pear-shaped fruit with red flesh. These figs are rich and sweet and available for picking from August to September. An interesting and easy plant to grow, and one of the oldest fruits in cultivation.
- Mature Height: 2.5-4 metres
- Mature Spread: 2.5-4 metres
Why We Love It
- Easy to grow
- Large pear-shaped fruit with reddish-brown skin and sweet red flesh with a nutty taste.
- Fruiting Period: August-September
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very badly drained
How to Care For Fig Trees
Plant in a 40cm (15in) pot in the ground or in a lined pit to restrict root-growth as unrestricted root growth leads to poor fruiting. Prune in spring when all chance of frost has past. Remove any frost-damaged or weak branches, and thin out shoots to let light in. Some pruning may be required in summer - trim all new shoots back to five or six leaves.
Figs are capable of producing three crops of fruit every year, but in our climate it is the tiny little ones that you find tucked into the leaf axils in autumn, that if protected from frosts, will go on to ripen in their second summer. Therefore if you are growing the fig for its fruit rather than its foliage, you should remove any developing fruits that are larger than a pea in autumn, and either cover the crown of the tree with a blanket of frost fleece or try to gently pack it with straw. This will keep them snug and warm throughout winter and push the plants energy into the development of the young fruits, which should grow into fully ripened figs next year.
Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to August
Flower colour: white flowers
Other features: very fragrant flowers
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
An attractive woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. Clusters of fragrant, pure white flowers are produced from mid- to late summer. It is best grown against a warm, sunny wall in milder areas or in a greenhouse or conservatory in areas prone to severe frosts.
Garden care: After flowering has finished prune back to fit the available space. In frost prone areas, grow in pots of loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes No2 and move to a frost-free spot in winter.
3 Ltr pot