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by tracky ted
Mon May 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Waggie help!!
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

I have 9 trachys in my garden 4o years old . I have on occasion seen birds pulling at fibers and thought go on help your selfs plenty there for every one. Seen pictures of trachys were owners have stripped the lot off. They like the look of the trunk with notches on similar to Phoenix canariensis. W...
by tracky ted
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

I think they have to have 12 hours of daylight to start them growing .
by tracky ted
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

keep it frost free pot it up in dry sand, play sand is usually sold dry. plant out when the clocks change for summer time. water well once a week . Stop watering when the clocks change for winter nothing past its lips till the clocks change for summer time. That's a humdinger :D :D
by tracky ted
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm seeds
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Palm seeds

Christmas is coming try saving the seeds from your dates . Many moons ago saved the seeds from the dates and managed to germinate one. I had it growing in pots the final one about 3ft diameter . So big and heavy I could not move it under cover in the winter so the frost got it in the end :( . Phoeni...
by tracky ted
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: AGAVE GROWTH RATE
Replies: 0
Views: 2090

AGAVE GROWTH RATE

I wanted to record how much my Agaves grow . So on the 23 sept 2017 I wrote the date on a plant label and using no nails adhesive fixed it on the newest leaf top thorn. So on the 14th of November 2018 the Americana Variegata had grown six leafs and the Wocomahi had grown seven over fourteen months. ...
by tracky ted
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My first fig crop
Replies: 4
Views: 795

My first fig crop

A few years back my fig tree formed one fair sized fruit . After a time it turn from green to brown and I looked forward to having my first home grown fig. One morning I went down to drool over it having a close look AHHHH there was a trail of ants going up the trunk along the branch in to the fig a...
by tracky ted
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My first fig crop
Replies: 4
Views: 795

My first fig crop

I have a fig tree a few fruit this year which have turned brown but they say they are not ripe till the sag on the stalk.
by tracky ted
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Overwintering Agaves

agave .jpg Built this structure to house my agave and cacti planted in the ground to let them grow unrestricted. If low temperatures are forecast I have fleece curtains I pull around. they had their last watering last week no more till the clocks change in the spring. The one side is toughened glas...
by tracky ted
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Winter records

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by tracky ted
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Winter records

try again
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by tracky ted
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Winter records

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How they used to look AGAVE SALMIANA and the tall Cleistocactus Strausii
by tracky ted
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Winter records

Just down loaded EASYLOG temperature USB censor . End of Feb into March went below freezing continually over four days lowest being -7c . Rain protected agave Salmiana suffered a lot of damage looks very sick I don't know if it will recover. It was a good size big wide leaves the size of shovels my ...
by tracky ted
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa folding leaves?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Musa folding leaves?

Way back in 1976 when we had a heat wave I had planted out some French beans. On a very hot sunny midday I was in the garden and to my amazement all the leaves had turn with there edges facing the sun. Who told them to do that icon_scratch nature can be amazing. Perhaps some one had a word in the ba...