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by stephenprudence
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just had twins
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Just had twins

Great stuff Mark, they look very healthy and bushy, always a good sign I guess. What are you going to do with that Cavendish? Mines outside at the moment but Im bringing it in as soon as the average night temperature drops below 10C Im safe at the moment as it is 15C (average night minimum temperatu...
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some Interesting Plants to Try
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: Some Interesting Plants to Try

Dave do you grow your Nicolai outside? Would you consider Reginae to be more tender than Nicolae, hardier or around about the same?
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wasp deterrant
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: wasp deterrant

There probably was a mix up somewhere Dave :)

I do actually agree that we should preserve wasps and not try to kill them, I was just thinking if they were a real nuisance, beyond what anyone could put up with although Ive never had that experience myself.
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wasp deterrant
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: wasp deterrant

Good advice Dave, to deal with wasps needs an understanding of the connective roles in nature. Wasps as you say feed on insects which may be considered a nuisance, and they also do the unlikely task of pollinating flowers so they do have advantages. They like nectar and sugar so setting up sweet foo...
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chatroom!
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Chatroom!

anyone going in tonight?
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Monti's at B & Q
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Monti's at B & Q

right im off to B&Q ;)

Im intrigued.
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: USDA Zoning
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: USDA Zoning

I think something with a zoning about what can grow naturally, or what can naturalise in a specific area should be trialled. So for example if a plant from a higher zone rating was able to grow from seed outside in a place and be proved so then that would give the place a higher zone rating. This wo...
by stephenprudence
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Norwegian Palm Garden - august 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: My Norwegian Palm Garden - august 2008

Nice stuff Norwegian, very impressive to see you can grow palms there :D

What is your minimum temperature over the last 5-10 years. You're probably a little lower than 9a unless you havent gone below -6C in that period.
by stephenprudence
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle

it will take a while to grow perhaps, alpines do, but in our climate im not sure, Ive never seen the growth rate of a Monkey Puzzle. Best thing to do is see how much growth it puts on in the next year by measuring now and then. if its above 1 foot a year it may be problematic.
by stephenprudence
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle

Cathy Monkey Puzzle is a zone 4 tree (alpine rather than tropical), so I'd be pretty worried ;) Its grown quite tall here so it may do even better for you :)
by stephenprudence
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: pic of a large local tree -Araucaria araucana-Monkey puzzle

There is one around here, its about 25 metres tall, very large specimen, but theyre very hardy so you would expect this. Not sure how long ago it was planted, but I shall try and get a photo.
by stephenprudence
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: La nina is ending!
Replies: 28
Views: 1159

Re: La nina is ending!

Well an El Nino would be handy, I'm not certain but I'm sure it has a bearing on our better summers. When the La Nina has gone everything should return to normal, for example what we would expect for summer, and what we would expect for winter (basically fairly mild). Unfortunately it is said (I don...
by stephenprudence
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedlings... as promised.
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Seedlings... as promised.

I managed to germinate seedlings outside, by simply just dropped them in the soil. Didnt water them, didn't feed them just let them get on with it.

Photos of the seedlings below.

First photo is Passiflora edulis

second photo is a Lychee seedling.
by stephenprudence
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: La nina is ending!
Replies: 28
Views: 1159

Re: La nina is ending!

The problem is Alexander than when people hear the term global warming they expect a snowball effect of neverending warming temperatures, it's never like that though and we will see cooler weather despite the warming trend. Initially warming will happen in the atmosphere (wont be apparent on the gro...
by stephenprudence
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Livistona chinensis
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Livistona chinensis

I dont see why not, Im leaving my youngen out over winter. I'm not concerned about cold.