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Hans Schumann, Clapham Town Garden (NW1)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, Exotic, Jungle, Spiritual

Soil types: Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

I am pretty much a beginner trying to go for a tropical theme with palms, bananas, bamboo and yuccas. The focus point of the garden is a raised stone Buddha with a water fountain underneath. I bought several new daring plants this year and am a bit worried whether they will survive. The leaves of me palms all have brown tips and my bamboos are more yellow than green. Not sure what's wrong. Can't be too little water.

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Hans Schumann

Hans Schumann

About me
German living in South London. I have a small town garden with a tropical theme: a mixture of palms, yuccas, bamboos and bananas. It's my second year and some of the plants did not survive our last unsually harsh winter. This year I spent quite a lot of money on new plants but I am not sure about the right care, in particular getting the watering right. Many of my palms and yuccas have leaves with brown tips. Not sure what to do...

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening frustrations
Yellow/brownish leaves on palms, yuccas and bamboos.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Tropical theme, i.e. mixture of palms, yuccas, bamboos and bananas.

Hans Schumann's forum posts

Re: Re: Photinia Red Robin ( Standard )
Tue. 21st June 2011 15:29

Re: Re: Re: Re: Brown spots. Is my palm sick?
Tue. 14th June 2011 10:49

Re: Re: Re: Re: Soli Types
Mon. 6th June 2011 11:00

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