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by bordersboy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Longest summer since 1910 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Longest summer since 1910 :)

Maybe all that good weather will burn off this damned fog weve got in Edinburgh. Ive not seen the sun or even a cloud in the sky since last Friday ! :evil:
by bordersboy
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Car was covered in dust this morning in Edinburgh. We havent seen the sky for 3 days now because of fog or is it a duststorm?
by bordersboy
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???
Replies: 26
Views: 1102

Re: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???

Unwrapped my big treefern a fortnight ago but left some fleece in the crown. Was really happy to have green fronds after a winter,firstr time.
Went away for a few days and they got blackened by a bad frost or two. The hail didnt help either :(
The rest will stay wrapped till mid summer now :DD
by bordersboy
Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Just a pointer

Wow that was a cold one the other day. Must have been about -5c at mine. One of the coldest nights of the winter resulting in frozen bird baths,blackening of some Dicksonia antarctica fronds,wilted daffs/tulips.Luckily the sun was up bright and early so no lasting damage to fruit blossom etc.
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best palm for pots
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: Best palm for pots

Pheonix roebellini. Mines in its pot and is indoors most of the year.It must be happy as it flowers every year .Of course it would be happier outdoors but as its in a flat on the 4th floor that aint happening.
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1103

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

Ive got 3 of these doublers.Growth is equal on one,slightly unbalanced on another, and one lost its twin in that winter. They seem to protect each other in the winds so the fronds are looking good this year despite the bad weather.
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up

Might be a bad year for bugs as we never had a proper freeze in winter.Mildest i can remember for 20 years at least
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?
Replies: 11
Views: 641

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

A large ponytail,and when its chilly bring indoors behind that big piece of glass.
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up

Cheers Blairs.Im feeling chilled out about it now. Squashed about 80 of these grubs the other day,little barstewards.
JJ my trachys werent touched by the winds either.Fully exposed to the wind and they look the best they have for the last 8 years too,weird.
by bordersboy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up

Thanks,Just hoping the new leaves push through. Hope it not vine weevils.Founs some of them in a stawberry pot the other day.Never seen vine weevils before. icon_aaargh
by bordersboy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Black bamboos leaves have all dried up
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Black bamboos leaves have all dried up

So I had my bamboos all tied up to protect them from the cold winds through winter and to stop them setting off the security light.Theyre in pots and despite the rain seemed to dry up a bit. The leaves have shrivvled up somewhat as a result. So am I right in thinking they will just be shed when the ...
by bordersboy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Digging up Trachys - how much root?
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Try and picture them in pots and dig out a large pots worth.Say a foot from the trunk and 3 ft deep.Then see if you can loosen some soil off it and wrap in a damp cloth to protect the delicate root. They look like nice plants.
by bordersboy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Digging up Trachys - how much root?
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

I guess you dig as much out as you can physically lift without slipping a disc :lol:
The root you talk about could be from the trees/plants just over the fence ?