Brrrrr….glad me Agave’s got ‘is winter woolly hat on. OK so it ain’t woolly, but one layer of plastic makes a hell of a difference to the survival of succulents in places like rural Gloucestershire.
The first plant to go in in 2003 was this Butia capitata, the Brazilian Jelly palm. It has one of the top spots within the garden, being sited in a particularly sheltered, potentially very warm south facing corner.
20 years old already, this little Agave americana had the raised bed built around it for obvious reasons.
Thrown together with my fair hands, the sides of the raised bed were crafted from locally sourced coppiced hazel rods, with chestnut uprights. How long they’ll last is anyones guess……..