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by Chad
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 0
Views: 39

The Best of... A discussion thread

Since it is getting dark and there is not a lot of excitement to post from my garden I thought I'd start a discussion thread that EVERBODY can add to. I'd be interested to know what people consider to be their 'standard' plants for a tropical look, their best 'special' plants [which may or may not b...
by Chad
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 21
Views: 1949

Crinum lily

Well a year on and how did they do? The picture below shows and established clump and to the left of it one of the new clones with a flower per bulb. In front a clone with leaves and no flowers. One of the other clones has few leaves and I can't fine the forth clone at all! DSCF6443small.jpg Chad.
by Chad
Sun May 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chammy flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Chammy flowering

Chamaerops humilis is usually dioecious although a sucker may 'change sex'. So unless you have flowers on two plants you are unlikely to get seed set, and it is seed production that tends to significantly slow down vegetative growth.

Chad
by Chad
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Copper beech hedging

If width is limiting you could pleach them.

Chad
by Chad
Tue May 07, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Copper beech hedging

The distinction between 'copper' and 'purple' used to be upheld but here is Bean on the subject. 'Nowadays the horticultural trade (at least in the UK) seems rarely to uphold this distinction, and the vernacular names Purple and Copper Beech seem to be interchangeably applied to material sold under ...
by Chad
Mon May 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Copper beech hedging

And as an after thought, planting against a fence is interesting.

Is the fence solid or open?

How far from the fence will they go in?

Chad
by Chad
Mon May 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Copper beech hedging

There is no reason to do a double row unless; 1. You will be 'laying it' rather than clipping it, or... 2. You need it to be stock proof [in which case you will need to lay it rather than clip it anyway]. Weeding double rows is much harder work until they are established. On a field scale brambles g...
by Chad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax help!
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Tetrapanax help!

Relax. I agree with Jim that over or under watering could do it, but if it is now planted in a big container that has drainage then all should correct. At least until it outgrows the raised bed. Epsom salts are fine as long as they are very dilute and would correct Magnesium deficiency. It is usuall...
by Chad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax help!
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Tetrapanax help!

That looks physiological rather than a pest or disease.

Is it magnesium deficiency that hits in between veins?

Whatever, get it planted out into 'real' soil and it will correct itself.

Chad.
by Chad
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brodsworth hall/gardens.
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Brodsworth hall/gardens.

It is probably the best preserved and maintained house and gardens of the mid Victorian period; 1860 ish.

Here is a video postcard.

Chad
by Chad
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Zantedeschia Pentlandii
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Zantedeschia Pentlandii

charliep wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Didn't the couple that run Silver Hill get killed recently?
Sadly yes.

The web site is still active and think their son has taken over.

Chad.
by Chad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Zantedeschia Pentlandii
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Zantedeschia Pentlandii

Seed has to be sown fresh; it is fleshy and doesn't 'dry out'. In the UK if anyone has a stock plant [I don't] seed will be ready in late summer. I've never seen it for sale in the UK, but I note it is quoted as 'hardy'. It may be possible to buy it from South Africa in their winter [our summer] whe...
by Chad
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Nelumbo Nucifera
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Nelumbo Nucifera

I hadn't realised how hungry they are.

They seemed to need a lot of feed and fresh compost each spring.

I gave mine away! Too much like hard work for the few flowers I got.

Chad
by Chad
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)
Replies: 24
Views: 1421

Ouch.. (Tradescantis fluminensis)

Welcome to the board Judy,

It is usually available somewhere on e-bay.

It was 'the must have' plant a few years ago.

Then for most of us it became a pest!

I think it is more often passed between friends than sold now.

Chad
by Chad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 21
Views: 1949

Crinum lily

Heniom wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Thank you for sharing such a spring picture.
Look at the posting dates Henimon, these are autumn pictures of autumn flowering bulbs; but the thread stayed active into the spring!

Welcome to the board, where in Canada area you?

What is your climate like?

Chad