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by turtile
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C
Replies: 73
Views: 3375

Re: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C

The extremes were pretty insane here! It was about 18C here one morning and lower than -14C the next... Hi John, hope all is well with you, heard you were not so good a year or 2 back. We have been largely getting the opposite, but your cold spell is due to hit Scotland over the next couple of days...
by turtile
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C
Replies: 73
Views: 3375

Re: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C

The extremes were pretty insane here! It was about 18C here one morning and lower than -14C the next...
by turtile
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fortunei Vs Waggie
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: Fortunei Vs Waggie

Normal fortunei grow faster for me. There are also some variations that hold up very well to wind.
by turtile
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: HTUK Application
Replies: 39
Views: 3849

Re: HTUK Application

There is also Forumrunner which has a free read-only version:
http://www.forumrunner.net/

The best way to do this would be a mobile style:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2131689
by turtile
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trouble germinating Trachycarpus seeds
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Trouble germinating Trachycarpus seeds

Use half loose peat and half perlite. Compost shouldn't be used in any type of container. It isn't sterilized which can lead to disease problems. It also can be too wet and not well aerated. 1. Soak seeds with systemic fungicide for 3 days - replace water every day 2. Wet peat/perlite mixture and sq...
by turtile
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Native Sabal minor, Sabal palmetto and Serenoa repens photos
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Native Sabal minor, Sabal palmetto and Serenoa repens ph

gdudey wrote:I hope you remembered to take your shovel :D
or a crane...
by turtile
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Adventure to find a new published species - Butia pubispatha
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Adventure to find a new published species - Butia pubisp

I can see how it has taken so long to name! I wonder how many different species still exist or have wiped out already. It's amazing how similar these look yet the size difference is huge.
by turtile
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia Filifera VS Robusta
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Washingtonia Filifera VS Robusta

Where I live, robusta has a better chance of surviving since it grows much faster than filifera. Robusta won't even survive where I live most years since it can't regrow fast enough after defoliation. There are a few that survive right on the coast though (for the last two years). When I went down t...
by turtile
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Native Sabal minor, Sabal palmetto and Serenoa repens photos
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Native Sabal minor, Sabal palmetto and Serenoa repens photos

I recently went down the the coast of South Carolina, US. I was able to find 3 out of the 4 native palms in the state. Sabal palmetto: http://www.unusualplants.net/forums/thr ... tive.1433/ Serenoa repens: http://www.unusualplants.net/forums/thr ... tive.1410/ Sabal minor: http://www.unusualplants.n...
by turtile
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: anti freeze in bottles left next to palms yay or nay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: anti freeze in bottles left next to palms yay or nay?

Do you plan on enclosing your palm with the water or just place them around the palm? Simply wrapping the palm with burlap would be a much better form of protection.
by turtile
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Scale insect
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Scale insect

They aren't killed by cold. Now is a good time to spray with systemic insecticide to kill the last of the population before they overwinter.
by turtile
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this the right Potash to put around the base of my palms?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Is this the right Potash to put around the base of my pa

Yes, but make sure you're applying other nutrients. The amount of fertilizer depends on the size of the palm and the frequency of applications.
by turtile
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.
Replies: 24
Views: 969

Re: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.

A 3-1-3 or 2-1-3 ratio of NPK should be used on palms. Nitrogen shouldn't cause a problem unless it is applied in excessive amounts. It's also better to use a slow release form of nitrogen.

Potash can be used on yuccas. They respond very well to fertile soil.
by turtile
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how do Trachycarpus spears grow?
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: how do Trachycarpus spears grow?

The depth of the growing point depends on the health of the plant. The lowest live petioles are a good measure of the depth of the growing point (not all the time though).
by turtile
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: might my 3ft Trachycarpus fortunei die if in a pot during winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: might my 3ft Trachycarpus fortunei die if in a pot during wint

Will the plastic tub be in the ground? If not, it has a very good chance of dying.