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Tea

Post: #274828 sleepyowl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Has anyone here grown tea before, I'm going to do it for the first time this year with a plant I bought at the BBC Gardener's World Exhibition, I know it will need a big pot with ericaceous compost in & that I will need to bring it in on a really harsh winter, any more advice on growing it would be cool, if no one has I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Tea

Post: #274834 The Riff-Raff Element
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:39 am

I believe that the world's most northerly tea "plantation" is in Yorkshire and is run with considerable pride by the bods who make Yorkshire Tea. You might have a go at contacting them for some tips (PG).

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Re: Tea

Post: #274850 oldjerry
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Visit Tregothnan.It's a great place.

Cammellia grow well in the UK but sinensis is a slow grower which needs special conditions to grow decent buds,these exist at foresaid extra lovely Cornish place,so have a great trip,and get advice all at the same time..BWs


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