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by Katej
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help needed with new tropical bed
Replies: 4
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Help needed with new tropical bed

... my current beds we’re now building a new raised sloped bed which will contain Yucca rostrata, rigida, filifera, Cycas revolutas, a Waggie, spiral aloe, amongst others. This bed will get a lot of sun and I know the key is drainage here. But I don’t know what exactly I should fill it with in terms ...
by otorongo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

If you fleece it inside the blowaway greenhouse, that will be double the protection and may well be sufficient (as long as it doesn't, ahem, get blown away). From a UK plant vendor's website: Tolerant of a few degrees of frost but not fully hardy in most UK locations. Best in southern coastal region...
by Chad
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

I agree with Jim completely, take cuttings and protect them, but..

Are you sure that is A.arborescens? I don't remember it having spikes except at the leaf margins.

Chad.
by Chez2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

ah, it didn't look that big from the photo. I was comparing it to the plastic or wood in the background and the fatsia leaf. It only looked about ten to twelve inch pot which wouldn't have weighed that much. We use perlite quite a bit instead of sand for planting up tubs. Consider that in future if ...
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Chez2 The pot weighs about 15-20kg approx at a guess, and it's sat on top of a chimney pot. To get it off there is impossible for me. I tried to 'walk' the whole lot earlier, and I think if I take it slowly, I may be able to get the chimney pot into the green house. Oh and I live in Torbay, first sn...
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Grevilleaj

You must have missed my post (3rd down) where it says I have a back injury.
by GREVILLEAJ
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

If you had a bad winter last time round how did your Aloe survive?
by Chez2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I can't do any of those things I have a back injury, have no help, and can't lift the pot to place it in the barrow. I've no spare cash to buy anything else either. What if I fleeced it inside the pop up greenhouse? ....Thats the whole point, you don't lift it, y...
by tatter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

How's Smethwick nowadays? My first job was in Tesco's by the outdoor market, though I'm sure the area has vastly changed since 1984 yep changed a fair bit Tesco`s no longer there along with lots of others of course difficult sometimes to remember all the changes though. Although you would recognize...
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Thanks Jim. I'm in Torbay so hopefully it'll be ok as it's a bit warmer here. Let's hope we don't have horrors like last winter though. I've never seen snow down here in 20 years prior. How's Smethwick nowadays? My first job was in Tesco's by the outdoor market, though I'm sure the area has vastly c...
by tatter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

What I would suggest in your case is remove one or two of the offsets complete with roots and pot up and take indoors
By all means use a pop up and fleece as required you may be fortunate where you are. But if the worse happens you still have the offsets to grow on
by Tara_100
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately I can't do any of those things :D
I have a back injury, have no help, and can't lift the pot to place it in the barrow. I've no spare cash to buy anything else either.

What if I fleeced it inside the pop up greenhouse?

Thanks again
by Chez2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:10 am
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Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

If you have space but just can't lift or carry, get a heavy duty sack barrow. They make light work of moving heavy tubs. I would suggest a double walled polycarb cold frame or small greenhouse would give it a better chance.
by Tara_100
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Aloe Arborescens - can't bring it indoors...

Hello

Would my large aloe arborescens survive the winter in a pop-up cold greenhouse please?
I can't get it indoors; it's too heavy for me to manage.
I'm in the south west, and apart from last year, winters are pretty mild.

Thanks!

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by tracky ted
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Winter records

... protected Cleistocactus which formed two columns from the same about 10" high one survived and one died icon_.scratch. Agave Americana variegate , Aloe Striatula , Aloe Aristrata , came through out in the elements icon_cheers . I have a collection of Agaves in pots lots of pups in pots some in ...