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by Melissa
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: HollyGate
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: HollyGate

Last time I went ( a couple of years ago) it was then closing down. They were digging up & selling plants from the main collection, a lot had already gone. Although they did say they weren't going to get rid of it all, but some of it was far to big to move anyway. So don't know what happened to what...
by Melissa
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ozzie Bromeliad pic's
Replies: 39
Views: 2928

Re: Ozzie Bromeliad pic's

Renae wrote: Got any pic's of your's :?:
I haven't taken any pic's for a while, so I 'll take some, not as good looking as yours.

Thats a great collection you have there. What other plants do you grow:?:

Melissa
by Melissa
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ozzie Bromeliad pic's
Replies: 39
Views: 2928

Re: Ozzie Bromeliad pic's

Lovely Broms. I grow a few Tillandsia's but have to take them inside over winter but I guess yours stay out all year round.

Anymore Pic's.

Melissa
by Melissa
Mon May 31, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amulree, Urban Jungle, and Melissa 'n' Keith visit 29/05/10
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Amulree, Urban Jungle, and Melissa 'n' Keith visit 29/05

Glad you enjoyed your visit Dave icon_cheers

Here's a pic of the wall, it looks great. Pity the weather wasn't better.
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Thanks Mick C, what lovely compliments.

Melissa
by Melissa
Wed May 12, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax's
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: Arundo donax's

if i remember rightly,melissa had a corking photo with hers icon_thumright icon_thumright :wink: I'm afraid after this winter our plant isn't looking quite so good now. After time they do trend to wonder, then the centre dies which spoils the look of the plant and it's a butter to dig up and replan...
by Melissa
Tue May 04, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave nigra
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Agave nigra

They are Trichocereus, either Pasacana or Terscheckii.

Melissa
by Melissa
Mon May 03, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave nigra
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Agave nigra

In your thread about the Rain Shelters in the Overwintering section, you posted a photo of some Cacti under one of the rain shelters you built, how are those cacti looking now? I hope you don't mind my curiousity as I'm a big fan of cacti and have been for many years, was just wondering how they fa...
by Melissa
Mon May 03, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave nigra
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Agave nigra

Simon told me you don't live far away. We have met some years back,probably at the first EPS gathering at Kew. I want to visit Urban Jungle & Reads the next time I make the trip upto Norfolk. That was quite a few years ago when we went to the EPS trip to Kew, great day out. We are about 30 mins fro...
by Melissa
Sun May 02, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave nigra
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Agave nigra

We have had A weberi & A franzosinii planted outside here for the past 4 years, with winter protection. Both great plants, the weberi did have some damage on the lower leaves this winter but the franzosinii sailed through. They are both growing already A weberi DSC04799.JPG A franzosinii, it's a fab...
by Melissa
Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 5734

Re: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?

Eddy wrote:Wow :shock: Thank Mel, I take it they got through the last two winters. At least I now have their name. icon_thumright
Yep, Spotty dotty is up about a 1ft allready, the other one is just coming up.

Melissa
by Melissa
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree Fern Food, feeding
Replies: 52
Views: 6658

Re: Tree Fern Food, feeding

We never feed ours, but water loads and loads, last year the fronds were huge, 7ft plus on the Dicksonia antarctica's.

Treeferns aren't fed in the wild and get enormous, so I'm not entirely convinced they need feeding and how much it helps. icon_scratch

Melissa
by Melissa
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 5734

Re: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?

Melissa, what are the strange looking plants in front of the C Australis, the one's that look like green plates icon_scratch It looks like there are about three or four of them. Just curious. :D It's a Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope', it was one of my favourite plants last year. DSC01721.JPG There's als...
by Melissa
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this really an Agave americana?
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Is this really an Agave americana?

They look more like a Furcraea of some kind.

Melissa
by Melissa
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Another tetrapanax query .
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Another tetrapanax query .

Welcome to the forum, nice to have you on board icon_thumleft How you treat the main plant will depend on how you want the plant to look. If you want to end up with huge leaves then remove some of the buds, maybe leave just 2. But if you want a bushy plant with smaller leaves then leave them most of...
by Melissa
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 5734

Re: Cyathea treefern hardiness in the UK?

I know Melissa had a C medullaris, how has your's fared Mel :?: Our Medularis has lost all the small side branches that it had but the main trunk seems ok. C australis, is now pushing up new fronds, this was it last year so hope it comes back to look like this again. DSC02134.JPG C cooperi, and C d...