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by simpleton2
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Introducing my garden, from Poole, Dorset
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Introducing my garden, from Poole, Dorset

Hi Josh! I’m a new member (just introduced myself a moment ago) I thought I’d just say hi because I live in Parkstone, so really nice to find someone so local. If you’ve not been already, I would really recommend visiting Michelle and Palms-Exotics, Romsey, and also Crawford Ferns at Spetisbury, th...
by simpleton2
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca rostrata
Replies: 56
Views: 8376

Yucca rostrata

I bought two rostratas at the same time and planted them in different parts of the garden. One has thrived and looks great. The other has struggled and looked like it was on the way out so I dug it up earlier this year and have put it in a pot until it (hopefully) recovers. They were both planted in...
by simpleton2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: Fruit trees
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Fruit trees

Ok thanks. I'll replant in the autumn
by simpleton2
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: Fruit trees
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Fruit trees

Does anyone have any newly planted fruit trees that seem to have life only in the rootstock ? I have some that seem to be producing only shoots from below the graft. I've cut those shoots all back, but the rest of the tree seems virtually dead - dead branches, few leaves etc. Have the shoots weakene...
by simpleton2
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 31
Views: 3229

Heatwave

In warm countries they close windows between 10am till late evening and draw curtains to keep the heat out. Opening windows early and late, esp if you can get a cross wind lowers the temps and makes it more bearable. That's why houses here have shutters - people close them during the day and reopen...
by simpleton2
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2259

What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

I wonder if cutting the side shoots encourages the main trunk of the plant to grow faster ?
by simpleton2
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter 2017/2018 Beast from the East survivors
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Winter 2017/2018 Beast from the East survivors

A good idea for a positive thread after a horrible winter. I have several things I thought I'd lost which have recently started growing again after months with no movement. It was lucky I didn't chuck them. A potted brugmansia has started shooting from ground level (the other two I have I think I ca...
by simpleton2
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hello again!!
Replies: 54
Views: 5677

Hello again!!

Back again after re-registering :D