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by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Chez2 The pot weighs about 15-20kg approx at a guess, and it's sat on top of a chimney pot. To get it off there is impossible for me. I tried to 'walk' the whole lot earlier, and I think if I take it slowly, I may be able to get the chimney pot into the green house. Oh and I live in Torbay, first sn...
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Grevilleaj

You must have missed my post (3rd down) where it says I have a back injury.
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Thanks Jim. I'm in Torbay so hopefully it'll be ok as it's a bit warmer here. Let's hope we don't have horrors like last winter though. I've never seen snow down here in 20 years prior. How's Smethwick nowadays? My first job was in Tesco's by the outdoor market, though I'm sure the area has vastly c...
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately I can't do any of those things :D
I have a back injury, have no help, and can't lift the pot to place it in the barrow. I've no spare cash to buy anything else either.

What if I fleeced it inside the pop up greenhouse?

Thanks again
by Tara_100
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Hello

Would my large aloe arborescens survive the winter in a pop-up cold greenhouse please?
I can't get it indoors; it's too heavy for me to manage.
I'm in the south west, and apart from last year, winters are pretty mild.

Thanks!

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by Tara_100
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Most wind resistant banana plants please
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Most wind resistant banana plants please

Thanks all, but from my opening post:

"I have many musa basjoo, a musella lasiocarpa, and an abyssinian, but want to try a new type" 😁
by Tara_100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Most wind resistant banana plants please
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Most wind resistant banana plants please

Hi I have many musa basjoo, a musella lasiocarpa, and an abyssinian, but want to try a new type. Which others from experience are the most wind resistant please? I'd like a colourful plant preferably, and one that grows at least 4-5 feet :D Thanks! p.s I'm in the south west so apart from last year, ...
by Tara_100
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

John I have fatsia within touching distance of the banana, yet they haven't migrated thankfully. I have 4 musa basjoo and they are clear too. The pesky things must like the red leaves.

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by Tara_100
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

EEEK bamboo affected! You wouldn't expect that. My bamboo seems ok, but my garden is full of the damned things, and for the first time, they are on plants they'd never normally touch. I've certainly never seen them on my banana plants before. I suppose I shouldn't moan as we haven't had flying ants ...
by Tara_100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

Thanks Jim. I'll try soapy water tomorrow with a fine sprayer to help stop the run off.
by Tara_100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

Hi And thank you for the welcome :-) Does the soapy water kill them or just wash them off? Rain was heavy today and they haven't moved. If anything, there's more of them. Here's some pics ... Whitefly? https://s15.postimg.cc/nl1h0uz7v/20180630_202458.jpg Greenfly? https://s15.postimg.cc/5q0mjvvzv/20...
by Tara_100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

Thanks Eddie. I shall have to try I think. We had heavy rain (yay!) for 3 hrs today and the blighters haven't budged!
by Tara_100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

Hello I have tiny critters on my banana plant - all white ones on the top side of leaves, and green ones on the underneaths; great! I have a multipurpose insecticide here, but this is a young plant with tender fresh leaves. Will the spray ruin the leaves? Thanks 20180630_202458.jpg 20180630_211138.j...