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by Rachelpalm
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Scilly Islands have you been?
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Scilly Islands have you been?

Hello
I always go abroad when I have a holiday. Either Spain as I own a small house there or Cyprus( parents live there ) or somewhere else warm in Europe. I fancy going to The Scilly Islands for a change as they look very nice. Have you ever been? The beaches and gardens look lovely online.

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: exotics in southampton ,no3. musa basjoo.
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: exotics in southampton ,no3. musa basjoo.

Hello I have read that where I live is the driest and sunniest in the Uk( Great Yarmouth). It is almost always sunny here on the coast and when I go inland it often then clouds up about 5 miles inland. Unless I have read wrong and it is just ONE of the sunniest places in UK. Would be great to have a...
by Rachelpalm
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pics from Kev F
Replies: 34
Views: 1595

Re: Pics from a newbie

Hello you have some stunning plants there and the pots you have them in are also very nice. My pet hate is when people have loads of pots which are ugly looking and do not match, loads of plastic ones etc that do not compliment the plants which are in them. I dumped loads of my pots this spring and ...
by Rachelpalm
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Any other Bananas that are as easy as Basjoo to grow?
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Any other Bananas that are as easy as Basjoo to grow?

Hello
are there any other bananas that are as simple as basjoo to grow and take care of? Any other ones that are as hardy? Or can be bought indoors over winter with no problems?

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Hello
old lower leaves go brown and I carefully cut them off if they are not easy to pull off. The old lower leaves are what forms the trunk. Sounds like your plants are now forming trunks.
by Rachelpalm
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mazari palm
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Mazari palm

Hello
ok crossed off my want list, lol

Cheers for your replies
by Rachelpalm
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mazari palm
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Mazari palm

Hello
do you have one? They look lovely and go down to -20c, wow. Is this the hardiest palm ever? Or are there palms that can go lower than -20c?

Where can you get these palms from? Looked on Ebay and Amulree who do not have them,

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anyone tried Thermal Blankets?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Has anyone tried Thermal Blankets?

Those fleece bags look great! When you say you put one on too late was that a few days to late or? What overnight temp would you class as requiring the fleece bag? And what daytime temp would it need to reach for it to come off? Hello Cordy I normally put them on about start of November or when fir...
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anyone tried Thermal Blankets?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Has anyone tried Thermal Blankets?

Hello I use fleece bags with draw strings for my palms and other tender plants each winter as they protect against frost but let air and water through and the plants breath. I only lost 1 palm last winter with a fleece on and this was because I covered the palm too late. You can buy diff sizes too a...
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pictures of my city garden
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Pictures of my city garden

Hello
looks very nice indeed and I love your cat too. icon_thumleft
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis spear pull what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Chamaerops humilis spear pull what to do?

Hello thanks for your replies. Will try to H202 thing. Bought some Miracle Grow yesterday so will try that too. I think the palm went into shock after being stuck in the post so long. Never had a spear pull thing before. Hopefully Boots sell the Hydrogen Peroxide stuff. I have a plastic water bottle...
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: absolute scorcher !
Replies: 37
Views: 1423

Re: absolute scorcher !

Hello
not been very hot here( Great Yarmouth). Been nice and sunny, but it never seems to get hotter than about 20c or 21c. Waiting for hotter temps so I can put my Quick up Pool up, lol
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis spear pull what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Chamaerops humilis spear pull what to do?

Hello I bought this palm 5 weeks ago off Ebay and it got stuck in the post over the weekend and looked very dry when I got it. I planted it straight away and watered well and it looks healthy now, but the new leaf looked yellow in the centre and I just pulled it and it came out. It was black and wet...
by Rachelpalm
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: do Nanas pup in first year?
Replies: 51
Views: 1303

Re: do Nanas pup in first year?

Hello
i have had my banana 1 month and it is in a pot and a small leaf has appeared about 1 inch from main trunk. Guess this is a pup? Should I leave it or pull it out or let it grow igger and then repot it? Basjoo banana

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A few early summer garden pics
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: A few early summer garden pics

Hello Jason
your garden is wonderful. Simply stunning