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by Dim
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Glow in the dark plants?
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Glow in the dark plants?

and on a side note ...

according to some....

when comet Ison passes (in a few days time), we will be entering the age of Aquarius ...

our physical bodies will 'glow and turn to light'... and we will glow
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some say that this comet is as huge as australia
by Dim
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Monkey Orchid
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Monkey Orchid

a strange looking orchid ....

Image
by Dim
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Giant plastic pots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Giant plastic pots?

1250 litre plastic container .... nearly 2 meters long and 1170 wide

http://www.gwcontainers.co.uk/Products/Product/37

not sure of the cost though
by Dim
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Holland park garden/park in London
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Holland park garden/park in London

I went to London yesterday, and none of the tree ferns, musa etc in holland park have been covered / protected yet

there are some huge ones there
by Dim
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 17272

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

if you have a few UK pounds, and want a good climate and a decent house, South Africa may be a good bet ... here is a modern 10 bedroom, 9 bathroom house, close to the beach, on half an acre with a tropical climate ... http://www.property24.com/for-sale/aman ... nded=false cost is R 3 690 000 (224,5...
by Dim
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Giant plastic pots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Giant plastic pots?

this is how it should be done (hard work):

http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier%20installation.htm
by Dim
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: specific needs
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: specific needs

I know you said no grasses, but Hakonecloa macra aureola grass on the edges always looks good and I include loads of them in every garden I work at ... (won perennial plant of the year in 2009 .... goes brown in winter (but still looks good), and in March, you cut off te brown leaves and new ones gr...
by Dim
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Miscanthus Giganteus
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Miscanthus Giganteus

has anyone grown these? I have a section of the garden (the back boundary) that I wish to screen .... I don't want to plant a hedge and bamboo will be too expensive ... These grow 2m+ high in one season ... they go brown in winter, then regrow rapidly when cut down in early spring only thing botheri...
by Dim
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: specific needs
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: specific needs

A bed of different coloured Heucheras. SNAP ... one of my favourite plants (especially when you plant the bright reds with the bright yellows) Electra: http://heucheras.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/HEUCHERA-ELECTRA-jpg.jpg Georgia Peach: http://averylanedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/heuch...
by Dim
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: T&M TomTato
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: T&M TomTato

I had a poke around 2 weeks ago and there were loads of sweetpotatoes .... all longer than 6 inches ... the sweet potato plant as gone rampant and covers a very large area ... I think that the crop will be plenty... That's good news Dim. Do you happen to know what variety it was? I've only ever gro...
by Dim
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Brewer
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Br

Whilst Dim's "Compost Tea" contains some nutrients its primary role, if I understand it correctly, is as a concoction of bugs that will promote healthy soil and thereby facilitate the plants to take up nutrients more easily, and grow stronger & healthier and thereby, in part, be better able to figh...
by Dim
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Brewer
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Br

Presumably the Vortex is to "pump" the liquid using air, and in the process to try to get more oxygen into the liquid than just using an air stone / diffuser? (Although I'm not sure of the need to pump the liquid? other than to perhaps as a more efficient method of getting air to dissolve into the ...
by Dim
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much rain do you have in autumn?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: How much rain do you have in autumn?

never measured, but I connected my 1st water butt on friday, and it's more than 1/4 full so far (3 days)... its a 235 litre
by Dim
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What to do with my tree ferns.
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: What to do with my tree ferns.

I would dig them out now, and pot in decent sized airpots with decent compost ... the ground will be frozen solid in Jan and you may do more harm than good there are hydroponic stores in Worcester that stock airpots and decent compost: http://www.canigrow.co.uk/?page_id=185 http://www.canigrow.co.uk...
by Dim
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Brewer
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: My New project for next year:Turbo-Vortex Compost Tea Br

Someone now will show quadruple growth using this! iL2mnf_rfjI :lol: there is more to it though .... if you want giant veg, you have to start off with the correct variety of vegetable seed .... the seeds are often sold as 'exhibition vegetable seeds' .... I order mine from here: http://www.giantveg...