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by leunerj
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: colocasia gigantea
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Re: colocasia gigantea

I received my Colocasia Thai Giant from Albert (username: acphm) today and it's a cracker! Even though it's a young plant, the leaves are already as big as C. esculenta so I can't wait to see what it does as it grows up :o It's looking a bit sorry for itself after 5 days in transit but I'll post som...
by leunerj
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardy citrus
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: hardy citrus

Wendy - were you referring to the hardy citrus seeds that I have? If you're interested, send me a private message. Otorongo - I think the fruits are edible but quite sour... with a taste somewhere between a lemon and a grapefruit. They are used a lot for flavouring in Japanese and Korean cuisine.
by leunerj
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardy citrus
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: hardy citrus

Hi all - just resurrecting this old thread as someone in the US kindly sent me some hardy citrus seeds: changsa orange and ichangsis lemon to be precise. Apparently they're both cold/moisture hardy so could be a good option for the UK. They have been sprouting really easily so thought I'd post on he...
by leunerj
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?

I second Helen's recommendation for Bougainvillea... should do well in an almost frost-free and dry location with lots of sun and it looks spectacular.
by leunerj
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Taiwan trip.
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Taiwan trip.

I don't know much about Taiwanese ferns Lesli5 but it is home to Fatsia polycarpa as well as some really interesting looking forms of Fatsia japonica so you should definitely look out for those!!

Have a great time icon_thumleft
by leunerj
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I am sure my tetrapanex rex is starting to grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: I am sure my tetrapanex rex is starting to grow?

Mine's definitely on the move. Wasn't there a discussion about these last year where some people suggested that these things respond more to day length than temperature?
by leunerj
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Very stormy period coming up
Replies: 81
Views: 4737

Re: Very stormy period coming up

Dave Brown wrote: I went up a ladder and started stripping this morning, but butty'ell it was cold
What did you expect taking all your clothes off at the top of a ladder? :lol:
by leunerj
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc
Replies: 24
Views: 2662

Re: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc

Don't give up on the tubers immediately Mike. The ability of Colocasias to regenerate from a tiny little bit of undamaged tuber is amazing so don't throw them out until Spring.
by leunerj
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cold hardy fruits bananas project.
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Cold hardy fruits bananas project.

That's great news Alexander. Where did you hear about this? I wonder if/when we might get to trial some of these in Europe??
by leunerj
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dry conservatory ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Dry conservatory ideas

Some lovely suggestions there Kristen. I have to warn though that Heliconia is an absolute magnet for Red Spider Mite so if it's already dry in there then it might not be a good idea.
by leunerj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 1444

Re: Eriobotrya japonica

Blairs wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:What plant do they use for the rootstocks?
Depends - could be apple, pear, quince or other Loquat.

Loquat cuttings do not root well, hence they use root stock.
Is it possible to graft evergreens onto deciduous rootstock?
by leunerj
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?
Replies: 184
Views: 8205

Re: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?

No never seen it flower but will check during the rest of this year to see if it does :D Well I was in the neighbourhood today and snapped a picture of this specimen. Not looking its best due to the recent high winds, but it hasn't been frosted yet and is even flowering and has some tiny bananas on...
by leunerj
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Outlook might be changing ????
Replies: 277
Views: 10463

Re: Outlook might be changing ????

Do any of our resident weather experts want to update this thread? Go on - put your neck on the line and make a prediction for January :ahhh!:
by leunerj
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Leeds City Palm Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 931

Re: New Leeds City Palm Planting

Someone in LCC must be interested in exotics as there are about a thousand (ok maybe slightly less) Monkey Puzzle trees planted near the ring road... nice to see something different being planted, but they're awfully close together so they might need thinning out in about 10 years.
by leunerj
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: This is a beauty (exotic garden London)
Replies: 31
Views: 1572

Re: This is a beauty (exotic garden London)

otorongo wrote:Is that a Philodendron bipinnatifidum at 0:35 in the top-right corner?

Northwood Hills is on the outskirts of London, very little urban heat there.
Yes it is, but it's potted and brought inside during winter. I've visited the garden and it is indeed a wonder to behold.