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by Arlon Tishmarsh
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 76402

Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE" An update on the topic started here........ http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8044&hilit=Arlons+blog&start=1320 Its been a while but finally i have what appears to be germinated Cyathea cooperi spore. The "green fuzz" in the picture...
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1454

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Cordyline imo. I get loads germinating in the cracks of the pavior bricks.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Orchids

kata wrote:Arlon, do you mean metal hammer?

Thanks!! and about the mix as well.

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Yes K, seems to have a growing passion for them... icon_thumleft
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can't seem to upload images?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Can't seem to upload images?

Jeff, if you're stuck and you have a photobucket account (or similar) , you could always post pics via that.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Orchids

Kata, Mike K is an orchid enthusiast, so if you're ever stuck for advice he'd be the fella to ask.......... icon_thumright I had a look at the clear internal pot earlier on the plant pictured above. Its well packed with thick roots and appears to be potted in what looks like a mix of bark / coconut ...
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

Sounds good to me.......... icon_thumleft

I got it for nothing , so thats a 450% profit.............. :lol:
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

Yes............. icon_thumleft
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: Orchids

What she did ask me and I could'nt say was how to look after them, feed water etc. Anyone know? icon_cheers The attached label says, water weekly , feed monthly (orchid feed) , don't allow roots to sit in water, mist regularly. No hope of them surviving a winter outside, They're tropical Orchids, t...
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Orchids

B&Q are flogging them off for a fiver. Loads of colours, double stemmed etc etc. Never grown them before , so i thought "why not".


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Might get a few more at that price.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6384
Views: 167366

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Max of 11.6 deg today with sunny spells. Not bad considering the price of free range eggs

Last nights low 5.6 deg
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2186

Re: Arundo donax

Birmingham Chris wrote: I have something similar with very long arching leaves with a white mid-rib which grows to about ten feet and dies back for the winter, really well behaved but can't remember what it is (sorry - that was REALLY unhelpful!).
Miscanthus perhaps ? Mine has a white mid rib.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.

Two years. Seeded early the first year and grew on in pots in the g/h, flowered the following season.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Yorkshire Kris wrote: The concrete piers are around 30cm across so the same size are when you pour contrete in holes for posts so I would have thought gave the same stability?
No, because with posts you dig down thru the softer top soil etc into something more substantial.
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

I'm looking for the easy and good solution if that's possible. I can get these for around £6.50 delivered. http://www.wrekinconcreteproducts.co.uk ... lay-layout Same as the B&Q one's . Personally i wouldn't use them for reasons stated before. If your ground isn't solid , they will start to sink, e...
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Scroll down to page 12 and 13 on this link, it'll give you a better idea of spans etc at varying loads. Bare in mind these tables are for stress graded construction timber but it'll give you a good idea of what your timber will support.

http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/d.pdf