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by Addictedtopalms26
Wed May 01, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how often do you water potted palms
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: how often do you water potted palms

If they're small enough to lift, you can tell by weight. Or I just feel the soil. I'm careful through winter and spring, but from now on I tend to water mine through thoroughly. Maybe 3 times a week if sunny :)
by Addictedtopalms26
Wed May 01, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Punt or no punt Phoenix canariensis_CIDP, x2 for £29
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Punt or no punt Phoenix canariensis_CIDP, x2 for £29

I've brought 4!! lol hope they're the size of the picture. icon_thumleft
by Addictedtopalms26
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Hampton Court Butia
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Hampton Court Butia

Very nice! I bet those properties are worth a fortune looking onto the thames. I thought Butia had thicker trunks but its proberly because I haven't seen many above 1 metre tall! lol
by Addictedtopalms26
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 63403

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: NEW GARDEN REVEAL.

icon_cheers Welcome back Kris icon_cheers Great video and sounds like you've been very busy. You may have already done it, but I find drawing up a plan on paper like a garden designer would, really helps. Then you can work out how to fit everything in, experiment with the size of the lawn and differ...
by Addictedtopalms26
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your compost of choice this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 1987

Re: Your compost of choice this year?

I tend to use whatever is on offer at the garden centre. I don't buy from the DIY places as I haven't been impressed with the quality. You can tell a good compost by the texture. :) Currently got westland 3x50 litre bags for £10. Levington is lovely but i'm not paying £12 for 2 bags!!
by Addictedtopalms26
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st
Replies: 25
Views: 1050

Re: British Summertime Starts at Midnight Sunday 31st

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It is handy having more hours of light in the evening, as it means I can get out in the greenhouse after work! :lol:
by Addictedtopalms26
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Looking to buy a Washingtonia Robusta
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: Looking to buy a Washingtonia Robusta

Depends how eager you are, they grow relatively fast from seed if your patient. I had ones knee height (leaves) within 2 years... although I accidently left 20 out in the frost in December, lost them all :(

Otherwise your local B&Q or the palm centre will have some good bigger ones icon_thumleft
by Addictedtopalms26
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Dyckia seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Dyckia seedlings

Have you got any other seedlings growing?

I had good success with some agave seeds, very slow though. I also did the beginners mistake with palm seeds, until I realized how slow they are! :lol:
by Addictedtopalms26
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a picture(s) from last year..
Replies: 28
Views: 1845

Re: Just a picture from last year..

Nice pictures Exotic Life,

I like your decking and the yellow walls with the paving, did you build the beds yourself?

My garden lacks hard landscaping so that's my big job this year.
by Addictedtopalms26
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Variegated palms
Replies: 35
Views: 2688

Re: Variegated palms

:( Nathan!! If it was a variegated one, it would've been worth hundreds now...

Shows that they do turn up though icon_thumleft
by Addictedtopalms26
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Help me mend this cordy
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Did you buy the cordyline at that size?

I found one with similar damage where some bits of wood had been wedged in the pot, to keep the plant upright. Then the plant had grown into the wood and been damaged.

I'd just give it some fertilizer and try to strengthen it up. icon_thumleft
by Addictedtopalms26
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Moving a fatsia
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Moving a fatsia

Definitely when it warms up!

I made the mistake of moving a bamboo in January, (which had only been in the ground 6 months) and it didn't make it :?

I assumed it wouldn't have rooted that much so would be ok, but it must've been the cold ground.
by Addictedtopalms26
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Variegated palms
Replies: 35
Views: 2688

Re: Variegated palms

Some great photo's on this thread! There's some really nice ones. If I had one it would definitely be a talking point, especially if your showing people your plant collections. Now to do some research as a Trachycarpus seems hard to get, so I need to find another palm to buy! We need Nigel to read t...
by Addictedtopalms26
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The mystery of the rare variegated Trachycarpus
Replies: 41
Views: 3295

Re: The mystery of the rare variegated Trachycarpus

Wow so it is as rare as I thought!

It would be interesting to find out, how the Palm centre got hold of it. Perhaps they've got lots of contacts around the world. I'll ask next time I visit. icon_thumleft
by Addictedtopalms26
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The mystery of the rare variegated Trachycarpus
Replies: 41
Views: 3295

The mystery of the rare variegated Trachycarpus

Visitors of the Palm centre in London will recognize this palm. It's part of their trachycarpus collection. Does anyone on the forum own one? How rare are they? http://imageshack.us/a/img248/318/imageynv.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img62/956/image1ah.jpg I found this link on growing on the edge, whic...