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by redsquirrel
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: yuccas
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: yuccas

being of the yucca family,i wouldnt have thought a stiff dose of palm booster would do it any harm.
by redsquirrel
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)
Replies: 249
Views: 13898

Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

i looked into mine this morning and found a walnut growing in one.looks like i got a squirrel somewhere icon_rambo
by redsquirrel
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 44
Views: 3876

Re: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei

give jan a year and he will have some nice young plants of that for sale.paid him a visit last year,truly smashing fellow and the amount and variety of stuff he grows is gobsmacking
by redsquirrel
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 44
Views: 3876

Re: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei

i cant get enough of these Trachycarpus topics.after spending a lot of time at nigels and visiting anywhere that sells anything with a hint of exotic,i still cant tell 3 apart. apart from the waggy that is,so definately different, at least until dave posted the above one. i have a number of these tr...
by redsquirrel
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cafe eats customers!
Replies: 17
Views: 1114

Re: Cafe eats customers!

great pics.ive only been once and it was october time,want to go back this year but wont be until late october again.ive always found sunday a good day to go down cornwall for the day.got to watch a30 now tho,progressive speed cameras means you do have to watch your speed
by redsquirrel
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anybody actually eaten a hardy edible nana?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Has anybody actually eaten a hardy edible nana?

the ones at bristol botanical garden looked incredibly tempting sunday but i wouldnt even try one if i was lucky enough to get one fruit.(cant even manage a flower yet so not much hope) i put too much miracle grow/plant fertilers on my plants to risk it,not to mention the thick layer of cow dap in s...
by redsquirrel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yuccas
Replies: 46
Views: 4712

Re: Yuccas

ive already had had a nasty accident with one,bought a four footer,well rooted,driving back i got caught out by a sleeping policeman,the plant bounced out the bucket and snapped the roots off.2 years later and its looking very sad indeed with not a single root insight.im thinking of cutting the pots...
by redsquirrel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yuccas
Replies: 46
Views: 4712

Re: Yuccas

i have lots of time for yuccas.nigel did me some cracking deals to set myself up with some big ones. these are all fully rooted and growing well now so will be re-designing the front of the garden this spring to accomodate them.not sure if the dazzy has rooted yet but time will tell.there is a talle...
by redsquirrel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bristol Botanic Gardens - photos
Replies: 15
Views: 1118

Re: Bristol Botanic Gardens - photos

so pleased you took pics francis,i wasnt expecting to see much yesterday and went equipped with my phone only.it must have cost them a fortune with some of the specimen size cycads and Dicksonia antarctica's in the dell.hopefully in the summer a lot of the pots in the greenhouses will be outside giv...
by redsquirrel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aeonium schwarzkopf - to chop or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Aeonium schwarzkopf - to chop or not?

i was like you with my first one.eventually followed advice and cut near the lowest green bit of stem,let it dry for a few days and shove it in a pot of gritty compost.didnt take hardly any time to get going again.the stump was still too long so i cut a few 2 inch pieces,marking the top,let them dry...
by redsquirrel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: March 1st - pics
Replies: 34
Views: 1368

Re: March 1st - pics

only went in for lunch robin, no intention of buying anything but that feeling of 'if i dont,someone else will' kicks in. your garden looks ready for bbq's,mine is white with frost this morning
by redsquirrel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: March 1st - pics
Replies: 34
Views: 1368

Re: March 1st - pics

HI Dave.. The lady at the shop said it,s a varigated yucca..Once again it was a label free bargain :D i like bargains too.went to the trading post yesterday for lunch,this yucca was lurking in the doorway with £12.99 round its neck.i queried it before risking life and limb and was told it was still...
by redsquirrel
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: plant pics in conserv
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: plant pics in conserv

i collected some of that green stuff (carpobrotus?)from newquay headland last summer,seems to have taken ok,will see how its going in a couple of months.
by redsquirrel
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Welcome to new members
Replies: 1264
Views: 28889

Re: Welcome to new members

yes,hello everyone,been looking in for a while now,had to join to help raise the average age chart.not fair on the really old pharts to leave them up there on their own :lol: my garden is a mess at the moment,more like a garden centre with pots everywhere but i have a few interesting palms / plants ...