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by Adrian
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Musa sikimensis 'Red Tiger'
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Musa sikimensis 'Red Tiger'

Best performing banana here, knocks spots off basjoos but that is not Red Tiger is it Ade? There are about 10 people who say sikki grows better than basjoo, but when we analysed the location there was no other reason than these 10 did well, while many more died back to ground level or died complete...
by Adrian
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Banana ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Banana ID

Di, have a look on bananas.org they'll sort you out.
by Adrian
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Musa sikimensis 'Red Tiger'
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Musa sikimensis 'Red Tiger'

Best performing banana here, knocks spots off basjoos
by Adrian
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa sikkimensis
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Julia

Thats not a Musa sikkimensis, looks more like Musa nagensium to me.
by Adrian
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Melianthus Major over wintering
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Melianthus Major over wintering

Same as Simon, never protected one.
They need cutting right back each year or they get really leggy so not worth protecting anything above ground.
Mulch if worried but I done bother here.
by Adrian
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: walk in pvc greenhouses
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: walk in pvc greenhouses

They clearly state on the packaging, DO NOT USE HEATERS.
Would be ok with rope lights or heat cables.

As with everything, give one a go, make your own minds up.
by Adrian
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: walk in pvc greenhouses
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: walk in pvc greenhouses

They wont keep out any cold and they suffer from condensation.
I have used one over winter but got shot of it after, IMO... useless for overwintering anything tender, half tender or anything that needs keeping dry.
by Adrian
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Overwintering a lemon tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Overwintering a lemon tree

Just looking back at Khastings post, if you prune a plant to keep in shape then you sacrifice fruit, they do need keeping in check but try to think two years in advance.
by Adrian
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Overwintering a lemon tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Overwintering a lemon tree

I have many Citrus trees and Ive wintered them for many years now, some go into the conservatory, some in unheated plastic green house (aluminium frame) and I have wintered them outside with fleece and the thin plastic shelving units/mini greenhouses. By far the best is the unheated greenhouse, neve...
by Adrian
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Trachycarpus separation.
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Trachycarpus separation.

Someone on here has a twin trunked Trachycarpus, it looks brilliant, trunks are quite tall and trees are very healthy looking, unforunately can't remember who it is icon_scratch :? , they have posted pictures on here, arrrrgggh cannot remember. Anyway I'd leave them well alone, you might risk losin...
by Adrian
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: AN EXOTIC GARDEN IN SOUTHAMPTON,UK.
Replies: 46
Views: 3585

Re: AN EXOTIC GARDEN IN SOUTHAMPTON,UK.

Bill Ive grown Syagrus roms here for a few years now and one leaf is the best youll ever get out of them, its all about keeping good leaves on it through winter, if they get damaged the palm looks crappe for years. I did winter one for two years outside, potted and pulled up to the house with leaves...
by Adrian
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Nannorrhops Ritchiana.
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Nannorrhops Ritchiana.

Put your money away Karl, they need more heat than we get here.
by Adrian
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: T.Rex flower
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: T.Rex flower

yes the date is correct, they are very late in the season flowerers, ok here but Ive heard of more Northern growers cutting the flower stalks off before the cold hits as it can be cause rot .
by Adrian
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: T.Rex flower
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: T.Rex flower

No not open but the only pic I can find, just trying to show what the inflorescence is like.
by Adrian
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: T.Rex flower
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: T.Rex flower

Surprised to find this picture as it was in a Trachycarpus album but shows you what they are like