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by allangreenbean
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cheap screaning ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Cheap screaning ideas?

Some of the more larger and colourful leaved Ivies would create a good allyear round cover and you could do cuttings to gradually work your way down the fence. Some clumping bamboo, loks nice but would take a while and effort to dig up to divide. If you are not concerned about leaf cover in winter t...
by allangreenbean
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Help needed,choosing a pine tree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Help needed,choosing a pine tree.

Podocarpus salignus, not pinus but pine looking and as tropical looking as it gets.

Scots pine, look great if you can get it to grow across japanese arden style if that makes sense.
by allangreenbean
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline Indivisa Survival
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Cordyline Indivisa Survival

I don't know the answer but I too have 3 Indivisa the same age.

I noticed yesterday that one looked as though it was becoming loose/insecure around the base so placed some pebbles around it for support.
by allangreenbean
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year
Replies: 36
Views: 1400

Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Great view, I didn't even notice the tree at first, too busy looking at that fantastic garden.

I know it's still mild but, WOW.

I may sound like a christmas grinch but remove the tree and replace with nice indoor palm and it would be perfick icon_thumleft
by allangreenbean
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: This forum is the best.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: This forum is the best.

I'd like to add some value to this thread by saying "Dave, you the man" Without HTUK I would know half as much as I do now about Hardy Tropicals. As a result I am probably more plant obsessed than I would have been icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut icon_sal...
by allangreenbean
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Anyone else grow native trees?
Replies: 77
Views: 3945

Re: Anyone else grow native trees?

Some small scots pine that blend in nicely and English Yew although painfully slow to grow think adds to a hardy tropical backbone.
by allangreenbean
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Wheres good to buy Bamboo Plants from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Wheres good to buy Bamboo Plants from?

Second all above except the sheds, Scottish bamboo seem good from what they have on their site.

Also add bloke at side of road in van selling unknown Bamboo :lol:
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi from sunny West Lothian
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Hi from sunny West Lothian

Welcome.

Am in the East anglian frost pocket on the edge of the fens and we get very low temps nearby.

Would love to hear what has grown well in your garden under your conditions.
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 5816

Re: New member - New garden!

Great updates, looking forward to seeing how the garden progresses.

Are you planning on doing any planting this winter/through the winter?
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Frost warning tomorrow 19/11 (some tonight)
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Frost warning tomorrow night (some tonight)

Ohh a frost. Glad I don't have to worry about cold weather as Basjoo left in the ground and everything else is hardy.

I did bring one D.A. inside but only becasue its small and it's going to live in a pot anyway. It's cos their so pretty :ahhh!:
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: trachys - unheated greenhouse or leave outside ?
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: trachys - unheated greenhouse or leave outside ?

It gets to -10c round here (east anglia) and mine are left outside, even the seedlings in pots. I think they quite enjoy it.
by allangreenbean
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Plants That You Would Like To See On The Market:
Replies: 22
Views: 1927

Re: Plants That You Would Like To See On The Market:

That's a tough one. Everyone has different plants they look for so whilst one person may specify something particular they could well be the only one of a few that buy it. I find that as the less widely available plants are not easily available or are too expensive I settle for a cheaper more common...
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo id Please
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Bamboo id Please

multim wrote:There is a clump not too far from me and the roots are lifting the pavement.
Did he pay you 20 quid to take it away? :)
I've got some slbs that need moving, maybe it will save me a bit of work :lol:
by allangreenbean
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo id Please
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Bamboo id Please

Call, yes sounds dodgy but they are legit. If the customer won't come to the nursery then bring the nursery to the customer. Or at least where potential customers will see the plants.

Mr L, I think I will keep this one in a cage, it does sound like a bit of a beast.