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by Adrian
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Expanded clay granules
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Expanded clay granules

In the past I have used them as drainage in the bottom of pots and as a decorative mulch on top in pots, problem is the bloody things float over the edge when plants are watered :lol:
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea

At that price you cant go wrong, if you think its been grown soft then give it a home for winter and plant it out next spring.
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

Let it grow on to a good size (two to three foot is good) and then just slice down close to the parent plants stem with either a big knife or an old hand saw, take as much root as you can for guarranteed success. If taking off a smaller pup then youll need to take a bit of the parents stem with the ...
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: £15.99 Trachys in Ikea

Let us know Bill, not after any more fortuneis though :lol:
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse info\help
Replies: 28
Views: 2008

Re: Greenhouse info\help

Just think about something bigger, is there any way to get one in the space? I had a 6x4 as my first greenhouse in this garden (I left a great old cedar 6x8 at the old house) and it was ok for a very short time before I out grew it, luckily I got to swap it 13/14 years ago for a 6x8 and thats really...
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse info\help
Replies: 28
Views: 2008

Re: Greenhouse info\help

Check the free ads, greenhouses are always offered.
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

Basjoo are pretty hardy bananas, not sure about up North but down here the lagging I mentioned is easy to fit, easy to use, clean and it works even in prolonged freezes. You have to do your own trials and make your own decisions, theres a massive list of products out there that you could use, all yo...
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

Yes, the one I mentioned uses a very compressed form which is waterproofed by silver foil, its industrial stuff.
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse info\help
Replies: 28
Views: 2008

Re: Greenhouse info\help

Big as you can fit in or you'll regret it later.
Glass is better than polycarb for light and looks much nicer.
If you can get one then cedar beats ally.
Get an automatic roof vent and side louvre if possible.
by Adrian
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: B&q tropicals
Replies: 24
Views: 1768

Re: B&q tropicals

You are looking in the wrong places, the one you want is the Yucca bright edge, got them in at Hedge End B+Q, they were as rare as hens teeth 2 years ago, another that was rare thats out there in big numbers this year is the Fatsia spiders web, they are in at Hilliers and reduced as well (gone right...
by Adrian
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

A banana stem has a very high water content, try cutting through a stem (it wont hurt the plant and it'll soon grow new leaves) and you'll see the structure and then you'll understand more. Basically you are trying to stop water freezing so lagging such as the one in the link that I put up touches t...
by Adrian
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

that doesnt sound cheap It is when you get it from work :lol: I wouldnt buy it as hessian is much cheaper if brought in a 50m x 1200mm roll and it does the job, I only used the lagging because it was available. My bigger Brugs had some on them as they were in a cold storage unit and it worked a tre...
by Adrian
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: musa winter protection
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: musa winter protection

The stuff I get from work is the same as this.....

http://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/Pipe ... tions-.htm
by Adrian
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fatsia Japonica
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Fatsia Japonica

Cut it back anytime
by Adrian
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What an absolutely gorgeous day! anyone else sun bathing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1285

Re: What an absolutely gorgeous day! anyone else sun bathing

Peed down all day so I had a trip up to the Palm Centre and the RHS Wisley shop.