Q I have had a Chusan palm tree for 10 years.
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It's about 10ft high. Every year I cover it with a fleece bag but it's so high that will be very difficult to do this year. Is it hardy? A O'Brien, Kildare. A Chusan palm - or Trachycarpus fortunei - is indeed hardy. It is known as the hardy palm, one of very few true palms that are hardy. It survives well during the cold winters, not suffering at all or, in only in a minor way.
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Unfortunately for you, it never needed to be covered against frost! Diarmuid Gavin Rays of brightly coloured cyclamens are being stacked high in the garden centres, florists and supermarkets as the retailers get ready for Christmas.
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There is a wide range of fruits that can be grown in most gardens: apples, pears and plums; gooseberries, blackcurrants, red and white currants; raspberries, loganberries, tayberries and blackberries; strawberries and blueberries. Cherries and greengages are possible too, but considerably more difficult. Peaches and grapes can be grown in a greenhouse, but are not successful outdoors, except Diarmuid Gavin Most of our gardening this season revolves around putting the garden to bed, digging out perennial weeds, mulching planted areas with organic matter, clearing leaves and protecting furniture and Many gardens have plants that show autumn colour - but, in most cases, these were not expressly planted with foliage Gerry Daly November 6 AM.
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Will that have an impact?
Yes it will. The then chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who visited his orchard in , was impressed and asked him to get ready for PPP model with the government. And thus Mir, became the main player or supplier for the scheme. Mir in his presentation before Mufti, stated that he has merely implemented the dream that Drabu—his mentor--has seen. He said that the High Density orchard using seven Italian varieties with drip irrigation and the European style farming was the first of its kind in the Valley.
This Bamdoora orchard became the signature project of advertisement in horticulture sector for the PDP-BJP government and they would mention this in almost every political gathering attracting massive praise. The angry protestors in wake of the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and his two colleagues burnt down the orchard, which for them was the nearest and most visible symbol of the ruling PDP-BJP government.
And also cold storage charges Rs 0. Out of the total , paid for by the governments horticulture department the official record only mentions plants with plants costing around 1. And further out of this only survive with the plants dried, damaged and found less. The government thus incurred the loss of around Rs In , the invoice of another company Griba Nursery India Private Limited dated 1st of July for plants at the rate of Rs per plant, with the total amount of Rs 5. Out of , as per the official records with the ET, only survived as around were dried, damaged and found less.
In this contract also government lost Rs 1. What Now? At Zainapora advanced Horticulture center, where the imported high density plants were quarantined and then supplied to farmers, the officials inform that there are problems at various steps. A senior scientist told us that they can tell the type only after plant grows.
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That a lay man can also do. There is problem with the MoU with the private companies, who have no accountability before or after supplying the plant material. Besides these private players, who also offer complete package including irrigation system, wiring and other facilities to set up high density orchard quote different rates for the same job. The high density scheme should not be compromised just to favor some blue eyed persons.
Huge number of high density plants, now in quarantine at Zainapora, were dried or diseased. We have to believe the tag of supplier. For now the department has given contract to supply the high density plant material and prepare the orchards to four private companies but the guidelines are still not clear and may end up hurting more farmers in next season.
At Srinagar, newly transferred director of horticulture department, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat said that he is in the process of evaluating all the schemes and would even consider reframing the MoU with private companies if needed.
go to site He claimed that all the grievances of farmers would be addressed in this season. And outside his office Dar, whose protests continue, says that if he was not given the new plants immediately, his orchard would be a useless for the whole year. Read more on Hizbul Mujahideen. Jammu and kashmir. Follow us on.
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