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by piechnik99
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?
Replies: 53
Views: 3323

Re: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?

I stand them bare rooted in terracotta pots, its great for drying and keeping them dry. When you pot them back up do you soak them before planting, or plant them in dryish compost? *edit I've just stumbled across Yorkshire Kris very informative videos on Youtube on potting up ensette tubers, looks ...
by piechnik99
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?
Replies: 53
Views: 3323

Re: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?

I have also kept mine in a pot and watered over winter. I kept mine growing at the back of the living room the winter before last, that was until the better half told me they wouldn't be overwintered in the house again... :lol: Looking to plant in a small pot over the weekend, fingers crossed! icon...
by piechnik99
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?
Replies: 53
Views: 3323

Re: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?

Whats the best way and time to get a dry stored over wintered Ensete going again ready for the new season? I got mine out the loft over the weekend (stored with dahlia tubers over winter) and wondered if now was about time to repot it? For now I was going to put it a plant pot (with no soil) by the ...
by piechnik99
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels

[quote="Kristen"]Definitely silicon Polycarb in, otherwise it will blow out (or more correctly the wind blowing over it will make it bow, due to "lift" like an aeroplane wing, and then it won't be in good contact with the clips and will pop out. The Silicon should will stop it moving in the first pl...
by piechnik99
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels

you'll need a load of the 'W' clips as well with the polycarbonate sheet (especially after the recent gales!)
by piechnik99
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Buying replacement plastic greenhouse panels

This is the kind of stuff I bought for mine:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Polycarbo ... 3ccd704147

We initially had the single thickness stuff from B&Q, that was until most of the roof blew into the neighbours garden back in november 2010 :lol:
by piechnik99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Wilko's heads up!
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Wilko's heads up!

I think the blood fish and bone in Poundland is J Arthurs brand..... does branding matter on this sort of stuff?

Wilkos chicken manure has always worked for me tho...
by piechnik99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Cardoons for Heavy Clay

I hope mine look half as good as that! :D

Have you got a couple of plants planted together or do they sucker?
by piechnik99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Cardoons for Heavy Clay

I hope mine look half as good as that! :D

Have you got a couple of plants planted together or do they sucker?
by piechnik99
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Cardoons for Heavy Clay

I was looking at planting one of these to fill a gap between a trachycarpus and a raised bedded Buttia, although the soil in this particular area is quite heavy (almost waterlogged) at times. I was thinking of a number of plants, although a cardoon would fit in nicely (in terms of foliage etc) and w...
by piechnik99
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Repotting a Butia Capitata
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Repotting a Butia Capitata

it's a tricky one.... it would certainly be easier to plant it in this raised bed in doing (about 3 - 4) metres from the north facing side of my house (which gets sun from about 2pm in summer)..... I have noticed that the front 4 metres or so from front don't get ground frost as such (whereas the to...
by piechnik99
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Repotting a Butia Capitata
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Repotting a Butia Capitata

Over the weekend I am looking at re potting a largish Butia Capitata from a pot into a larger pot (which is going to be plunged into a rasied bed). I'm not planning on planting the Butia in the ground as although this winter has been good, the previous 3 haven't been great (I live 250 metres above s...
by piechnik99
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Good stuff Sam - looks a lovely specimen! I bought a Butia Capitata which i'm planting in a large ish pot (and sinking into a raised bed near the front of my house). I was advised John Innes number 3 compost in the pot, but am I right in thinking Butia detest their roots being loosened from the orig...
by piechnik99
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2998

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

I'd try easy tropicals.com, huge range of large specimens at decent prices.... I bought a 1.8m tall butia capitata for £40 ish last September, real bargain. I did collect tho to save on carriage, they're based in near Macclesfield.... just bought a decent priced t.rex from there which I'm looking fo...
by piechnik99
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which type of clear wood preserve for a raised bed
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Which type of clear wood preserve for a raised bed

GoggleboxUK wrote:Yacht Varnish would be my suggestion.
Cheers! icon_salut