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by David York
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

Thanks GB for your comments. A little surprised though to hear that you studied ancient and modern languages - did you actually finish the course? Back to the topic, a dear friend of mine and EPS member, who used to hail from Italy, but now relocated to Australia, and one of the foremost authorities...
by David York
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

GB, not altogether sure where your information is coming from, but I suggest you re-evaluate your source. Whilst I did do Latin at school, I would be the first to agree that I'm no expert on languages, however, I can assure you that what you are stating is not correct. Modern western languages, incl...
by David York
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline type?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Cordyline type?

A typical C. australis when grown in shade.
by David York
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

[quote="GoggleboxUK"]There are Macrocarpa and Microcarpa versions of this palm, it just means big leaves and small leaves.

From the Greek karpos meaning fruit. Therefore large fruit and small fruit.
by David York
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

I've seen several red Cordylines here in the north, and some of them quite old, but I've never seen a canariensis survive more than a winter or two.
by David York
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eu plant black list
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: eu plant black list

So you want to stop being able to order plants from italy, spain etc do you? No we don't, we just want to trade freely like the original plan set out. What we don't want is a political union and all the moronic garbage that goes with it! And this is creeping up on us silently and covertly for sure!...
by David York
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove
Replies: 32
Views: 1832

Re: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove

Mr List wrote:if the runners are going down under root barrier it has been put in wrong.
you are supposed to angle it so they deflect upwards.
Regardless of how you use them, these are not infallible. Remember nature always finds a way!
by David York
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove
Replies: 32
Views: 1832

Re: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove

The Codfather wrote:.....so I have lifted them and they will be going in metal containers.
Yes, make sure they're quarter inch steel! :?
by David York
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove
Replies: 32
Views: 1832

Re: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove

I'm looking forward to mine spreading. I'm not crazy and planting Sasas willynilly but Phyllostachys should be more manageable. Some Phyllostachys are manageable-ish, some are not. Choose with extreme care! If it's for a screen or hedge, then Fargesia is one of the safest to use. Most Phyllostachys...
by David York
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Visit to Brazil
Replies: 44
Views: 2022

Re: Visit to Brazil

I visited the site of Butia sp florianopolis when I was in Brazil. Took some new pics as I lost my others. Of all the Butias i have visited in various habitats, this for me is still the most beautiful and commercial of all of them. I agree, this is a stunning Butia and still unclassified it appears...
by David York
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palms are more interesting than i thought
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: palms are more interesting than i thought

There are a few half hardy rattans - Plectocomia himalayana and Calamus caryotoides are two that come to mind. There will be others too if you can do some research.

For branching palms, some of the Hyphaene species will take a fair bit of cold.
by David York
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Open again this year!
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Build yourself a mini greenhouse within your greenhouse using twin or triple walled polycarbonate. Then add some heat mats on the inside to easily keep the temperature at 10c, or whatever temperature you want by using a thermostat.
by David York
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a schefflera ?
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: Is this a schefflera ?

kata wrote:


J Arthur Bower's Epsom Salts 1kg for the yellowing leaves.



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Epsom Salts will work for some plants that are magnesium deficient, but ericaceous plants struggle to absorb iron when grown in alkaline conditions. And for plants in this situation, chelated iron is the only remedy.
by David York
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical Scented Border
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Tropical Scented Border

Piechninik, I grow many different fragrant plants, and if it's serious fragrance you are looking for, then you may wish to consider the following possibles. Tracheolspermum jasminoides. H. Sh. Whilst most people grow this as a climber, equally, it can be grown as a shrub, pruned back annually to the...
by David York
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical Scented Border
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Tropical Scented Border

You didn't say whether you wanted hardy plants for permanent planting, or tender plants just for the summer.