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by Adrian
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Tiki Hut?.
Replies: 39
Views: 3125

Re: Tiki Hut?.

Karl just check out a few of the older proper thatched huts around, they dont stay looking good for long. I wanted to use thatch on mine but the price was just to high for what I wanted, in the end I used feather edged boarding that cost next to nothing. The cheapest way has to be something like the...
by Adrian
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Tiki Hut?.
Replies: 39
Views: 3125

Re: Tiki Hut?.

Build your own Karl.
Look on my webshots site and theres an album of mine being built, maybe not what you are after but you might get some ideas.
by Adrian
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea radicalis
Replies: 43
Views: 5711

Re: Chamaedorea radicalis

Must have been a slow germinating seed Greville as C.radicalis are non suckering palms.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First Test of the Greenhouse
Replies: 30
Views: 1864

Re: First Test of the Greenhouse

Thanks for the explanation, you have a big greenhouse then if the pipe is 15 foot long.
I was thinking small like my 8x6 that I heat.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First Test of the Greenhouse
Replies: 30
Views: 1864

Re: First Test of the Greenhouse

I wish you well with it and in no way am I knocking it.
How do the pumps work then ? how are you pulling heat down into the ground ?
If you are running pumps and heaters then I wonder what the cost difference will be opposed to straight fan heater, as you say time will tell.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropicalwon In Season, in back garden!!??
Replies: 34
Views: 3115

Re: Tropicalwon In Season, in back garden!!??

I agree with the Acanthus, it was a plant I put in when I first started the exotic gardening style and I soon tired of it but it took years to get rid of.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropicalwon In Season, in back garden!!??
Replies: 34
Views: 3115

Re: Tropicalwon In Season, in back garden!!??

Thats a lovely mature garden you have Gray :D , its nice to see some nanas that are not ripped to shreds. : Exactly, how do you have unshredded nanas.... particularly only living a couple of miles from my shredded, smashed and battered nanas :ahhh!: icon_scratch :lol: Ah thats easy Dave, I do my Ba...
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: First frost

Same here Karl, at this time of year half of my back garden gets virtually no sun, nothing to burn away a frost. The front garden always has morning sun thats why Im trying one of my lemons in the ground out front this year, it'll probably defoliate but I want to see how it fights back next year. I ...
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First Test of the Greenhouse
Replies: 30
Views: 1864

Re: First Test of the Greenhouse

All sounds interesting ....but....keeping a high temperature now means nothing, my greenhouse went down to 4c but at that nothing gets damaged, as you have already mentioned, when we are getting winter daytime temps of below 10c, below 5c or just above freezing then this system will surely have no b...
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea radicalis
Replies: 43
Views: 5711

Re: Chamaedorea radicalis

Mine are often flowering but never set seed, or at least, no so I have noticed.
Nice palms but by god they are so slow.
by Adrian
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: First frost
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

First frost

Had our first frost last night, it was a shock to see white roof tops and cars covered this morning especially as we were out past midnight and it didnt seem cold then. Not sure what temperature we had but I still had ice on the decking at 11.00am, noticed damage to the new growth on one of my lemon...
by Adrian
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1421

Re: 2012 album

You are doing it right Del, get the hardy palms in small and they will become much better palms for it. You can fill a garden or give it a mature look by growing the easy fast stuff such as Bananas, Ricinus, Tetrapanax etc while the palms are settling in. Take pictures now and compare them with pics...
by Adrian
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Last Feed
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: Last Feed

The last feed any of mine had must have been a good 10 years ago, its even possible that I have never fed any of them after planting, I just cant remember ever doing it.
Do Trachys need feeding ? Not here they dont.
by Adrian
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1421

Re: 2012 album

Delboy wrote: I was just wondering how old it is roughly,
I moved here in 1996, I had a couple of potted palms for a few years in my previous garden, they were planted I think about '98 and the back garden really started to take its present shape about 2000, the front garden was started in 2003.
by Adrian
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Obtecta
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Down to my last one now but had a great clump a couple of years ago, mines known as green goddess but its the same plant