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by sam140
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

New paddles coming out on the basjoos now here in Cambridgeshire. They are up against a south west facing wall though. Spring has sprung :)
by sam140
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Why are the leaves like this? Trachycarpus New Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Why are the leaves like this? Trachycarpus New Purchase

Its normal pot grown specimens can be yellow. Will be dark green after a couple of years in the ground :)
by sam140
Mon May 07, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus
Replies: 52
Views: 2154

Re: Trachycarpus

The problem lies with global weirding. Before the lack of ice in the arctic started affecting the jet stream, winters were normal and many species were hardy. But the last three winters have thrown everything into doubt. At our latitude the orderly nature of currents and winds are critical. Only tim...
by sam140
Thu May 03, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ebay - Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Ebay - Phoenix canariensis (Phoenix canariensis_CIDP)

That's a cracking plant for £50. Its a shame you don't live on the coast. Personally I would have bought it and tried to get it planted on council common ground.
by sam140
Wed May 02, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Butia eriospatha in worcestor
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Butia eriospatha in worcestor

A PC in Chelston, Torquay has been there since 1900 and is around 40ft ish.
by sam140
Wed May 02, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are your Ensetes?
Replies: 181
Views: 5659

Re: How are your Ensetes?

My ensetes have been out since about the 24th April now, after being started into growth in the greenhouse for a week. Providing their is no frost is it a danger that rot will set in with cooler weather expected over the next week or so. They are good at the mo but no growth. Let me know what I shou...
by sam140
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Exotic killing cold 7th Feb
Replies: 308
Views: 7143

Re: Exotic killing cold 7th Feb

These cold winters will sort the men from the boys :!:
by sam140
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden (update 8/8/12))
Replies: 104
Views: 6914

Re: our small tropical garden (Trachycarpus started to flowe

I have four starting to flower. Must have been the march heatwave. It is early, normally flowering is early may :shock:
by sam140
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden (update 8/8/12))
Replies: 104
Views: 6914

Re: our small tropical garden (Trachycarpus started to flowe

I have four starting to flower. Must have been the march heatwave. It is early, normally flowering is early may :shock:
by sam140
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordymans Makeover - *Unwapping Musa Basjoo - April*
Replies: 122
Views: 5712

Re: Cordymans Makeover - *April 2012 New Chunky Trachycarpus

Interesting how the sunshine really makes the difference from 1st to 2nd pic. You will be cutting out more borders before you know it.
by sam140
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First winter casualty, Sikki dead? *update PUPPING* :- D
Replies: 23
Views: 1252

Re: First winter casualty, Sikki dead? *update PUPPING* :- D

Great news :D If the base is still firm they generally resprout.
by sam140
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden (update 8/8/12))
Replies: 104
Views: 6914

Re: our small tropical garden (chamaerops cerifera planted)

You're cordyline sprouts look healthy. Some monster plants there 8)
by sam140
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum X powellii
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Crinum X powellii

I was wondering what the best situation is for this cape lily having newly acquired a large pot of this. I know from agapanthus growing that they do best in pots of medium fertility gritty loam. This also keeps the rootball dry overwinter in an unheated greenhouse. My africanus have seen minus 13c a...
by sam140
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Morrab, Penzance
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Morrab, Penzance

wish i could grow this much ere :lol: