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by GREVILLE
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: new member
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: new member

Hi and welcome, Mark (MrG).

Be warned, this is not a place to find a cure for your addiction :lol:
Be warmed! - by the company of fellow addicts who indulge their addiction. :lol: :lol:
by GREVILLE
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any advice on Purchasing a 1-2meter trunk Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 41
Views: 2780

Re: Any advice on Purchasing a 1-2meter trunk Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Welcome and congrats, Scatterbrain. I know Penshurst very well and it isn't Phoenix canariensis_CIDP country; Butia and Jubaea it probably is. If you're having to change your garden to accomodate your more rural setting, I'd still allow a smaller Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and give it serious protecti...
by GREVILLE
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plants doing well overwintering indoors
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Plants doing well overwintering indoors

My wife bans the drippers, too, but I am allowed the Collie Black Beauty on the bathroom window next to her magnificent Spathyfillum. (Easy, because I bought it for her!) A number of potted palms come inside to cool rooms after being left outside as long as possible in the Autumn. A bit of a dare, a...
by GREVILLE
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which is hardiest Trachycapus
Replies: 44
Views: 1805

Re: Which is hardiest Trachycapus

We are discovering more forms of Trachycarpus all the time which highlights the variability locked up the species' genes . I'm sure that if tested, every plant from each form would not arrive at the same point of death from a set temperature. Each plant might adapt to it's environment and change to ...
by GREVILLE
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New mmember from Surbiton London
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: New mmember from Surbiton London

Hello, Gabriel, from a fellow rookie to the forum. icon_cheers I may not be a rookie when it comes to growing exotics icon_study but a stale, cantankerous old stick-in-the-mud who won't change his growing ways icon_scratch can certainly learn something from someone who comes in fresh :lol: Oops! :sh...
by GREVILLE
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What to plant to quickly fill in huge gaps
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: What to plant to quickly fill in huge gaps

If cost is really a problem, a spread of exotic annuals from seed such as Coleus , Cleome, Dahlias, Nicotiana Sylvestris, Salvias, Schizanthus, will do it for pennies, while you save for the bargain of the century next Autumn, overwinter it (don't lose it next winter!!) and fill the space the follow...
by GREVILLE
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Help for an addict
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: Help for an addict

Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome. I can see I have come to the right place! icon_thumleft LOOK - No withdrawal symptoms icon_thumright
Now where did I place that Betel nut palm?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by GREVILLE
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Donating palms
Replies: 44
Views: 1685

Re: Donating palms

Top marks, Grade A for doing that, Jezza. My boys primary school keeps hundreds of my potted specimens of palms, bananas, succulents and various exotic shrubs from October half term till Easter. Useful for me as my greenhouse can't take everything and the school is just around the corner. More impor...
by GREVILLE
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Help for an addict
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Help for an addict

I've started with a couple of posts but forgot to introduce myself here - so here goes! Hello, my name is Greville and - I' m an exoticplantaholic. Wow, that was easy! :lol: I have been a shameless addict for 25 years and I need serious help. I need to share my problems and deepen my addiction! :lol...
by GREVILLE
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia robusta hanging on in there
Replies: 65
Views: 5716

Re: Washingtonia robusta hanging on in there

Dave, Seeing some surviving green on your washy suggests it should return quickly. My understanding is that Robusta has more damp tolerance than Filifera. There was not a speck of green left on mine. Its first eighteen winters has seen no damage whatsoever including some minus 6 and 7 when much youn...
by GREVILLE
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia robusta hanging on in there
Replies: 65
Views: 5716

Re: Washingtonia robusta hanging on in there

Hi, to all members. I'm hoping my 20 year old Washingtonia Filifera will recover. It is the first time I have lost all the leaves. It escaped with some scorch last year.