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by Dave in Warrington
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding Bananas
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: Feeding Bananas

I didn't cover all of my Basjoo stems and have the battered leaves to prove it.

The ones I did cover are shooting so need uncovering to 'green up'

Given the forecast they are all 'cleared to takeoff to the sky' icon_cheers
by Dave in Warrington
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding Bananas
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: Feeding Bananas

This weekend I must dig in plenty of manure like Cathy :) You can't go wrong with feeding Musa Basjoo ..... but beware !!!!! It reminded me that with copious feed (unmeasured Nitrates per manure) , ensure plenty of water or you'll get the problem I had a while back ...please check the thread on the ...
by Dave in Warrington
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?
Replies: 184
Views: 8326

Re: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?

The key is not too much heat, or they grow too fast and get weak and 'leggy' without the good light at our latitude. The light is fading here as rain moves in yet again. Could do with the icon_sunny shine
by Dave in Warrington
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Here we go again Floods 3rd Jan 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1424

Re: Here we go again Floods 3rd Jan 2014

And Again :roll:

The met office have posted another warning at 1044 on Sun 5 Jan 2014 for Tomorrow, Monday 6th Jan, for Wind but note the references to large waves on high tides !

Please take a look http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/ icon_salut
by Dave in Warrington
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?
Replies: 184
Views: 8326

Re: How are your Musa Basjoo's doing?

Recently purchased a small basjoo in a 9cm pot from Amazon, using a christmas gift card. Hopefully it will be ok on my bedroom windowsill until late spring. It seems to be good enough for aloes and citrus so will hopefully be fine. Any advice on watering since it will be indoors until the growing s...
by Dave in Warrington
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Strange services/products found at a Garden Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Strange services/products found at a Garden Centre

I saw this post and thought , it's what they don't sell :roll: Bents garden centre, and for those that don't know it / don't live in the North West, check http://www.bents.co.uk to appreciate it's size It has, for as long as I can remember, never sold lawn mowers .... always has great christmas disp...
by Dave in Warrington
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Im all ready for winter
Replies: 38
Views: 1360

Re: Im all ready for winter

Nice work there Panama Pete :wink: Just a little warning to those who think they won't wrap until a frost is due... don't play that lottery if it means you will lose something.! Slight gamble here with the winds still Westerly. I might eat humble pie if those winds drop again like last night :ahhh!:
by Dave in Warrington
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

The Fatsia japonica here is flowering, but I hadn't noted any dates in previous years so don't know if early or late :oops:

With the frost last night, it may be short lived too :ahhh!:
by Dave in Warrington
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice on Shed ventilation?
Replies: 13
Views: 2600

Re: Advice on Shed ventilation?

Hi Pdid, you're not on your own, I too have mould in my shed.
This is the first time in 20 years !

I'll be trying one or two of the ideas posted but I'm sure the drier weather is helping and I'm hoping for more dry albeit cold weather :roll:
by Dave in Warrington
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Summer Statistics
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Summer Statistics

Amazing stats from all for Summer 2012, especially Stephen, The 14th August sticks in my mind since I was tracking the storms around this area that day ! Also, considering the quote below, I'm perhaps 17 miles inland from Stephen, but I could see storms over Liverpool / Wirral ! From the temperature...
by Dave in Warrington
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: An unusual event on Wednesday (coming)
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: An unusual event on Wednesday (coming)

Not a drop 17 miles away from that monsoon, but tomorrow is going to be one to watch. A 972mb low forecast on the +24hr fax released earlier at 16:09 UTC (For reference the Fastnet race disaster low in Aug 1979 was 979mb) Gusts already forecast for the SW approaches at Beaufort 10 /11, shipping fore...
by Dave in Warrington
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: An unusual event on Wednesday (coming)
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: An unusual event on Wednesday (coming)

It's certainly going to be one to watch with the met office already putting an early warning out.
It should water the bananas but probably rip them up in the wind :roll:
by Dave in Warrington
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: 2012 - The summer that never was?
Replies: 145
Views: 4909

Re: 2012 - The summer that never was?

I think 2012 will be known as the year of the Fatsia. If mine carry on at the rate they are growing they'll be a hazard to commercial flights by September. Looking for a positive note in this thread since the forecast isn't one. Fatsia, Musa Basjoo, and Bamboo are all loving the regular watering. U...
by Dave in Warrington
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Idea for people who don't have a greenhouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1305

Re: Ensete Idea for people who don't have a greenhouse

but would it be possible to plant the Ensete out in late march/early april, then immediatly rig up chicken wire/straw protection like what is used on Musa Basjoo . This way the Ensete could begin to grow again but at night straw could be re-packed around the top along with fleece to protect from sp...
by Dave in Warrington
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: off topic, but THIS has really given me the willies
Replies: 65
Views: 2386

Re: off topic, but THIS has really given me the willies

Al wrote:well, its certainly entertained folk here for a day or 2. icon_thumleft
This thread caught my attention on this cold dreary evening.
Thanks for the laughs and nightmares you've all posted :lol: