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by flounder
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wettest winter on record!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 706

Re: wettest winter on record!!!!

from my point of view it has been the best winter on record. Seconded... best in the years I've lived here anyway (i.e. since August 2006). Wind and rain don't kill brugs or monsteras. Frost does. It doesn't kill bugs and monsters either, I think we can expect to be busy with the spray in the sprin...
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Tetrapanax Root propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Tetrapanax Root propigation

fieldfest wrote:I laid them in trays of MP compost some in the greenhouse and some left out in the garden, all worked. I think its hard to fail with these
I did :(
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: First Musa itinerans var formosana !
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: First Musa itinerans var formosana !

Erm, Gilian that's the same picture as on the m. beccarii thread?
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 2514

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Just got round to looking and I like it icon_thumleft
I don't do yellow in my garden, but the edging sets it off nicely....may even reconsider for here. Sort of Mediterranean looking
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Fertiliser - Musa and Canna
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Fertiliser - Musa and Canna

I tend to avoid lawn feed for plants, that way there's absolutely no chance of using one that has a weed killer added. Ah - thats something I didnt think of...... :ahhh!: I use it.......to my knowledge my lawn food has no weedkiller in it icon_study I tend to avoid it just in case I mis read it
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Member! Dracaena marginata, in a sticky situation.
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: New Member! Dracaena marginata, in a sticky situation.

I'd leave them. If you go in to a hospital ward full of sick people, there's not many having a manicure! :wink:
by flounder
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Fertiliser - Musa and Canna
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Fertiliser - Musa and Canna

I tend to avoid lawn feed for plants, that way there's absolutely no chance of using one that has a weed killer added. I've used composted farmyard manure, pelleted chicken manure and a host of other stuff you can buy in bags and tubs. I use loads of home made compost as a mulch, I have a water butt...
by flounder
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Filamentosa
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: Yucca Filamentosa

Good one.
However, 1p listing, price of the phone call, cost of the thimble full of fuel you used to pick it up....the price is rising! :D
by flounder
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musella lasiocarpa
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Musella lasiocarpa

I've suffered losses with these due to winter wet rather than extreme cold. When I finally get round to getting another, I'll keep it potted or will lift it and keep it dry over winter. I did notice the same as Ourarka, they can stutter into life rather than explode
by flounder
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Member! Dracaena marginata, in a sticky situation.
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: New Member! Dracaena marginata, in a sticky situation.

Welcome. I had this issue a few years ago. Same thing, overwatering. They are prone to dripping sap and all I can say is it's a stress induced thing, mind you, if you were half drowned you'd blow bubbles as well! Mine survived but not before losing a couple of stems and most of it's leaves. Try to k...
by flounder
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: troubles with stobilanthes persian shield
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: troubles with stobilanthes persian shield

More info needed. Are the leaves crispy brown which could be a sign of under watering and fatal, or soft and brown which might indicate too wet, rotting and fatal or a host of other things. Weevil attack from below soil level maybe
by flounder
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Clematis 'Freckles' not flowering but growing like mad
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Clematis 'Freckles' not flowering but growing like mad

As Charlie said, being a cirrhosa type it's winter flowering. Any pruning before flowering removes that ability. Once it has finished you can be quite vicious with the shears
by flounder
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Stephen's blog
Replies: 51
Views: 4378

Re: Stephen's blog

It seems a shame just to let the Trachycarpus suffer, could you not hoick it out and pot it up? That way when you eventually have your own place, it's one less thing you'll have to purchase
by flounder
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: Quote Box
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Quote Box

That simple! If you just require a segment of a quote, go to post reply highlight what you want from the post(shown at the bottom) then press the quote button icon_thumleft The quote is usually shown in a box with the poster's name at the top Of course, if you highlight a bit that you have quoted f...
by flounder
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo

So Dave, that last segment proves you're a storm chaser then? :wink: