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by Adrian
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Brugtastic
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: Brugtastic

I think I've read somewhere that if I put it in a dark, cool shed, it will go dormant and may have difficulty coming out of dormancy come spring - some plants take long, some never wake up. But maybe I'm confusing it with something else. The spot is so sheltered - corner between two house walls, an...
by Adrian
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7948

Re: Names down for the *delaying it for another week thread*

All done here, Brugs in storage, fleece balls in the top of the Dicksonia antarctica, shelters over the Agaves, the Phoenix hybrid is tucked up in its purpose built winter shelter, bedding all now lifted, Citrus all away, tender stuff either in greenhouse or conservatory, potted stuff under the cano...
by Adrian
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: overwintering using fleece
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: overwintering using fleece

It might be better down here but I still get it cold, also my back garden hardly gets any sun in winter so frosts just sit there. If my Cordylines rotted away while being protected all winter long then I wouldnt wrap them that way :lol: Reading the forums you would think that the only way was to cov...
by Adrian
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: overwintering using fleece
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: overwintering using fleece

Cordylines are more than happy with leaves tied together and wrapped in a layer or two of fleece for the whole winter. The only Cordylines that I protect here are torbay dazzlers and the biggest has already been wrapped and it will stay that way until Spring, I have another with good overhead cover ...
by Adrian
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How TO move a Trachycarpus Fortunei from Ebay
Replies: 37
Views: 2408

Re: How TO move a Trachycarpus Fortunei from Ebay

Great bargain and dont worry about planting it now as the soil is still warm, better in the ground than trying to pot it up and disturb it again in the Spring.
Expect it to sulk for up to three years but then it should be ok.
by Adrian
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agaves and arid gardening
Replies: 39
Views: 2723

Re: Agaves and arid gardening

Mine are not glass but plastic panels like perspex but uv resistant. Heres another idea for you, its the same materials of aluminium box section with perspex panels with hinged doors this time, this is around my Phoenix canariensis x roebelenii, since the pic I have double glazed the roof fitting 2x...
by Adrian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agaves and arid gardening
Replies: 39
Views: 2723

Re: Agaves and arid gardening

Ade, is that a yucca purpelem or similar next to the big americana?, i planted one about half that size earlier this year, wondering how they go through winter. karl. I had 2 out last year (thought it was purpurea Dino) that were just fine, one under a cover the other left out in the open, both far...
by Adrian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agaves and arid gardening
Replies: 39
Views: 2723

Re: Agaves and arid gardening

This one was new back in the Spring but Ive had them in a cold greenhouse before so guessing minus 6 under glass, being dry is the most important bit.
If it looks like getting really cold then I'll throw a small heat cable around it.
by Adrian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bargain Bromeliads from Lidl
Replies: 26
Views: 2699

Re: Bargain Bromeliads from Lidl

Yes easy to keep wintered in a greenhouse but getting them to flower again is another matter.
by Adrian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agaves and arid gardening
Replies: 39
Views: 2723

Re: Agaves and arid gardening

Yeah sure, just keep them dry in winter.
Heres mine tucked up for winter, the big americana just needs a roof to keep it fairly dry, the tank has sides as I want a bit more protection for the mediopicta, the other stuff in there is just hitching a ride.
The Yuccas are all hardy.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Tiki Hut?.
Replies: 39
Views: 3100

Re: Tiki Hut?.

Go to any of the big garden shows next year for insiration as this type of thing are on display everywhere, everyone has jumped on the bandwagon knocking these up.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: How are you protecting your Musa sikkimensis this winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: How are you protecting your Musa sikkimensis this winter

Yes its dead easy and the fibreglass inside stays dry, its easy to double up as well for bigger trunks as each has a sticky tape down the length to pull them together.
by Adrian
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: How are you protecting your Musa sikkimensis this winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: How are you protecting your Musa sikkimensis this winter

The one in the front garden gets no protection as its close to the house but down the back garden I have a couple with industrial pipe lagging over them. They are cut down in height to the size I want for next year and at this size much easier to protect. In the past I have used a wigwam of canes wr...
by Adrian
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

Thousands of Trachys as they self sow here. I always cross a waggie x fort in the front garden with a waggie x fort in the back garden. Crossing the other Trachys is a no no as I have to get rid of the damned seed then strim the seedlings. Ive had Butia flower but no seed. Ive had seed on Chamaerops...
by Adrian
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca gloriosa " Painters Pallette"
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: Yucca gloriosa " Painters Pallette"

That 'bright star' is a cracker, had mine 3 years now and it stands out so much in winter, mine has lost most of the red tinge though, that was thought to come on in winter and go in summer but it doesnt worry me.
Nailed on hardy.