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by Frank
Fri May 01, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Manihot
Replies: 67
Views: 4994

Re: Manihot

Mine is just starting to get going but is still pretty much a stick in a pot. I've put it outside in the sunshine now, my greenhouse is somewhat devoid of sun. It'll get planted this year so it can bulk up over the season .....
by Frank
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 55
Views: 2320

Re: Work has begun

Oh, and if you are thinking of putting a gunnera next to a seating area so one day you can sit under it, bad idea too :lol: :lol:
by Frank
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 55
Views: 2320

Re: Work has begun

It will be hell Becky when all those Dicksonia antarctica get going and get full wingspan :lol: :lol: I hope you enjoy pushing through wet fronds after a soggy day :wink: Unless those pics are deceiving me and all the ferns are 6 foot plus you'll get pretty wet. On dry days it's not so bad, just fro...
by Frank
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: AKAMBA
Replies: 91
Views: 3783

Re: AKAMBA

Cathy is officially in charge of the HTUK mums creche
I can throw in a cute baby and charming four year old into the mix if the elderly ladies fancy entertainment :lol:
by Frank
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A few plants from Syon park plant fair
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: A few plants from Syon park plant fair

I am reliably informed that Mr Juliasaurus would have killed me if I'd brought home a couple of hefty specimens like that. Just tell him next time you are baby sitting them for me until I find a space to plant them, which may take years. If that fails do the wife trick and promise him a hot dinner,...
by Frank
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice needed for bog garden
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Advice needed for bog garden

Greg, You are trying to build a bog with two distinct purposes ...... Certainly the gunnera will want some rich soil/ compost/ feeding to get it really going, sarracenia on the other hand prefer a nutrient poor medium. Traditionally this means a peat and sand mix. Fertiliser is generally a no no as ...
by Frank
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Winter, what winter?

Thanks for the compliments everyone :wink: Owen, All those colours and forms- a complete mess visually :lol: strangely I agree, less about forms but not sure about all the candy colours..... And that compact Agave parryii - totally in the wrong place.... I know, it would look so much better in your ...
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Winter, what winter?

I have only seen really large ones for sale at £600 recently.....
Ah, you missed the one on e-bay then, which measured 45cm trunk and went for £60.00 in the end in Dartford.
I was tempted but decided against it in the end as it's all just a long waiting game until they get bigger :lol: :lol:
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Winter, what winter?

Seems winter wasn't too harsh on your location
:lol: :lol:, it was the worst I've had in this garden and have lived in that house for 9 years ..... I haven't done any close up shots, reality is far more revealing :wink:
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Winter, what winter?

Those Cycads are looking mint... :oops: I cheated a bit, the 'mint' looking ones came from Ikea recently and planted this year :lol: I had an identical sized one planted for the last two years, which isn't looking mint but certainly alive so I know they'll be fine. Also the barrel cactus is new and...
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Winter, what winter?

Dave, -7c at least. I covered the front of the bed with polycarbonate sheeting (left over from greenhouse) suspended on spikes, the back (yucca and large tricocerus) were left to their own devices. The tricocerus was damaged on top where snow settled and my king protea died down to a stump but is sh...
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A few plants from Syon park plant fair
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: A few plants from Syon park plant fair

I didn't get much at all to be honest, I blame lack of brain on my part for not taking enough cash :? But it didn't stop me, I purchased a couple more Arisaema, Nepenthoides (for which I've come across mixed results as to hardiness, anyone growing it outside and can confirm) and Ringens. I also boug...
by Frank
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter, what winter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Winter, what winter?

Had a day off yesterday and some time on my hands to take a few shots in between thinning out the bamboo. Apologies for the quality of the pics, only took out the snappy snap ...... Dry bed, most of the plants you see survived, including echeveria glauca and two aeoniums I left in situ. A few plants...
by Frank
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Wollemi Pine - bargain buy, now what?
Replies: 24
Views: 1861

Re: Woolemi Pine - bargain buy, now what?

Oh gosh, is it Christmas yet :?: :wink: :lol:
by Frank
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: R1 in the garden
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: R1 in the garden

Quick sell it :lol: Just think how many more plants you'll be able to buy ......