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by flounder
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline type?
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Cordyline type?

I have australis with an orange midrib, but I also have plain green ones from the same seed source. Also, some with longer leaves than others. They are a very variable species so I'd say it's a bog standard australis in the picture
by flounder
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Admittedly, I don't get mega low temps here, but cordyline purpurea and red star will re shoot from the ground if top growth done in by the cold whereas phoenix would be brown bread
by flounder
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: What Bird Is This
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: What Bird Is This

seconded, always makes me smile when I see them
by flounder
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lillies in Poundland
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Lillies in Poundland

Every other day last year I was picking them pesky Beatles off the Lillie's. Is there a spray or something you can use as a deterrent? It's a long and winding road keeping them at bay. I needed help doing that last year. I'd been working like a dog picking them off etc, etc. :wink: Seriously though...
by flounder
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Palm Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: New Palm Tree

They always look ropey when they have a street light growing out of them :wink:
by flounder
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Random question (Musa Basjoo)
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Random question (Musa Basjoo)

I couldn't think of anything to add! :D
by flounder
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pampered plants
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: pampered plants

Deedee wrote:Probably my Cycads James..
Funny name for a cycad :wink:
by flounder
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.

Escallonia can be pruned to shape as can griselinia but the latter could end up with black tips after a late, hard frost.
by flounder
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden
Replies: 22
Views: 1473

Re: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden

I'm not surprised it's closed. I mean, who in their right mind would try to grow exotics and palms in this country? :shock:
by flounder
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Anyone found a cheap source of root barrier?
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Anyone found a cheap source of root barrier?

There's always the plastic dustbin with the bottom cut off, or for smaller species, the plastic swing bin again with the bottom cut off. Can normally pick either up fairly cheap if you keep your eyes peeled for sales and the like. You can even put in a couple of lengths of seat belt webbing before y...
by flounder
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

Not trying to put a dampener on things, but won't rufa be a little 'floppy' for the desired effect? It's a very arching type. Robusta is better but if it's rufa you've got cheap, rufa it is. Also, 6ft is probably the top of their range. I'd go for a square or rectangular planter for a bit more stabi...
by flounder
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: photos from today
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: photos from today

All looking pretty damn good icon_thumleft
Still not sure about the bright coloured skulls, but the darker ones fit well.
I'm still after a mekong, but finances dictate otherwise! Looking closely at the photos do I detect a small area where it's possible to shoehorn something else in? :wink:
by flounder
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your favorite gardening chore
Replies: 26
Views: 909

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

What chores? Cheers, I'll have a lager icon_thumleft
I don't find any time in the garden is a chore, so I enjoy the solitude and lose myself in my own thoughts
by flounder
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wettest winter on record!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: wettest winter on record!!!!

Yep and some of the insects will be aphids, weevils and a host of other plant munching beasties :ahhh!: