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by Adrian
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Variegated Caryota mitis (Fishtail Palm)
Replies: 31
Views: 2899

Re: Variegated Caryota mitis (Fishtail Palm)

Thats fantastic Dave, I might put up a pick of mine one day but make sure you go to the loo first as you might have an accident laughing :lol:
by Adrian
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice for a newbie
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Re: Advice for a newbie

Been sniffing the Brugs again :lol:
by Adrian
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your experience with T nainital
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Your experience with T nainital

I planted a baby out in 2005 and its up around bedroom window height now. She has produced tons of seeds over the last 4 years and sows itself all over the front garden. In the early days it was bigger and faster than the other fortuneis but now it looks no different to me. Nice palm but I planted i...
by Adrian
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Holiday Essential?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Holiday Essential?

Could be seed grown, Ensete vents are easy
by Adrian
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Holiday Essential?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Holiday Essential?

Its not a green maurellii, its Ensete ventricosum.
Nice nana for a fiver icon_thumright
by Adrian
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Trachycarpus princeps is having a baby! OCT UPDATE
Replies: 46
Views: 2655

Re: My Trachycarpus princeps is having a baby!

How do princeps survive in their natural habitat if they keep doing this to themselves icon_scratch Not a bad survival trait IMO, if a growing point dies off or chokes then it can shoot again, doesnt happen to many palms. The Palm Centre princeps is the classic example as anyone who has watched it ...
by Adrian
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Dicksonia antarctica`s
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: New Dicksonia antarctica`s

Dont let them dry out until they are well established.
by Adrian
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Grass growing in a Cordy trunk?
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Grass growing in a Cordy trunk?

A bit of grass or any self sown seed growing is not a problem at all but why cut old leaves off, it looks 100% better and theres no possibility of getting a problem when they are pulled off.
Each to their own but theres just the one way for me.
by Adrian
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What's the point of question time?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: What's the point of question time?

Im with you totally, never did see the difference, same with the reference forum
by Adrian
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Can bamboo runners harm other plants?
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Can bamboo runners harm other plants?

Nigra is well behaved for a Phyllostatchys so needn't be a big problem.
by Adrian
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2280

Re: musa winter protection

No I dont need to, a bit of lagging as I mentioned early in the thread is more than ample. Just pointing out that if you look around you might find things such as vermiculite cheaper than you think. I also cut bananas back to about a four or five foot trunks each winter so again that makes it much e...
by Adrian
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Palmbooster application.
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Palmbooster application.

Why did you/what made you ask the question ? Was there a reason ?
by Adrian
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea

Those fortuneis are bang on planting out size, all of my best and fastest ones went in that size.
by Adrian
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2280

Re: musa winter protection

Too much bother for me to be doing but not necessarily that expensive, I had a load once that was left over from filling around a chimney flue on a job I was on, they had sacks of it as the stack was over 40 foot high, not sure what they paid but I was told it was very cheap, I was given a (big) sac...
by Adrian
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: B&q tropicals
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: B&q tropicals

A lot of people here want to have their cake and eat it, one minute they want the sheds to be clueless idiots so they can get big bargains in the garden centre section then next minute they want them to have specialist knowledge and know what they are selling. Bit like spending £3.00 (or whatever) a...