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by chrissmith44x
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Alpine / Pine tree choice
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Alpine / Pine tree choice

brillian, thank you :)
by chrissmith44x
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Moss

Hello all, I want to create an Oregon style corner within my garden. I have a very limited budget. I am thinking pine trees with ferns and moss. My question to you would be. I would like to have some mossy carpeting... sqaure foot here and there.... are there ever green species? best type for me on ...
by chrissmith44x
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Alpine / Pine tree choice
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Alpine / Pine tree choice

Hello all, I want to create an Oregon style corner within my garden. I have a very limited budget. I am thinking pine trees with ferns and moss. My question to you would be. As im on a budget i will be taking cuttings from wild (council planted) piney looking trees. I have zero knowledge on the wide...
by chrissmith44x
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Which fern for my Oregon styled garden corner!?
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Which fern for my Oregon styled garden corner!?

Hello all, I want to create an Oregon style corner within my garden. I have a very limited budget. I am thinking pine trees with ferns and moss. My question to you would be. As im on a budget what would be the best ferns to purchase, ideally ever green and winter hardy, but i cant affford 20+ plants...
by chrissmith44x
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete and Musa seedlings - is an SES 29Watt bulb sufficient
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Ensete and Musa seedlings - is an SES 29Watt bulb sufficient

Hello there, popped out to get lamp and bulb for seedlings, couldnt find cfl bulbs in tescos so i grabbed an SES 29watt bulb its a yellowish colour. i'll bet its useless right? the seedlings have doubled in size in 48 hours with 12 hour light cycles but this could just be due to the enegery in the s...
by chrissmith44x
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: too soon to move to light?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: too soon to move to light?

oh how stupid

sorry haha

Ensete Glaucum
by chrissmith44x
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: too soon to move to light?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

too soon to move to light?

Hi all happy new year at what stage of germination should i get them into the light currently i have about 1.5 inches of white trunk above the soil. plus root growth they have all germainated within my airing cuboard which must be 30+ degrees so removing them and placing them into their own pots in ...
by chrissmith44x
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Pause in germination?
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Pause in germination?

Hi all, I had some good success rates with my first Ensete seeds due probably to a long hot soak. however, whilst all of the seeds have thick pale green bits around 1 inch long sticking out, they dont seem to be growing any longer or breaking through the soil. they have been this size for around a w...
by chrissmith44x
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: 10 day Ensete soak results
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: 10 day Ensete soak results

Hi, so could it be my LONG HOT soaking of the seeds that did this? I have a room that stays at about 18 degrees due to having pythons and boas in there. Once they poke through the soil should i pop them on to the window sill? (probably more like 10 degrees by the window sill in winter actually. SHou...
by chrissmith44x
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: 10 day Ensete soak results
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: 10 day Ensete soak results

HAHA!!

CHiltern seeds

ive had them no longer than 3 weeks
by chrissmith44x
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: 10 day Ensete soak results
Replies: 14
Views: 792

10 day Ensete soak results

literally within 48 hours i have 8 germinations!! presumably thats the correct terminology! I soaked the ensete glaucum seeds in hot water and kept in the airing cuboard for 10+ days then popped them into boiled soil and put back into the airing cuboard pictures to follow realy happy with this now t...
by chrissmith44x
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete Glaucum (Sp?) 10 day soak
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

Ensete Glaucum (Sp?) 10 day soak

Ok Chaps. Ive soaked around 9 seeds for a period of at least 10 days now... Ive had them all in a drinking glass, first few days it was filed with tepid water and placed in the airing cuboard. then for the seond half i began using hot water, perhaps 60-70 degrees. Throughout the 10 days ive changed ...