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Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:10 pm
by L33ETH1
fern Rob wrote:Ny croziers starting to show?
Yes, all curled up ready to unfurl in spring. Can't wait! Unsure if I'll need to lop off the old fronds or not :-/

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:11 pm
by Tom2006
Welcome!....great garden and a great wish list!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:12 pm
by L33ETH1
GREVILLE wrote:Welcome, L33ETH1 icon_cheers

Love the end-pieces at the back of the garden, the trio of containerised Phormiums picked out by the dark background of the hedge.
Thank you. Love my lechuza pots. Bloody expensive but worth it for the quality and the overall look. The phormium cream delights work perfectly there!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:14 pm
by L33ETH1
Tom2006 wrote:Welcome!....great garden and a great wish list!
Thank you. That's not my wish list, that's my "already have list" hehe

The wish list is huuuge!!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:53 am
by fern Rob
L33ETH1 wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Ny croziers starting to show?
Yes, all curled up ready to unfurl in spring. Can't wait! Unsure if I'll need to lop off the old fronds or not :-/
If they stay green then I would leave them on.

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:38 pm
by grub
L33ETH1 wrote:Something hardy of course. Maybe maurelli?
Maurelli are easy to come by so don't worry about preferential suppliers, buy the cheapest.

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:42 pm
by L33ETH1
Thanks. As always I'll be wanting the biggest plant I can get for the least amount of money!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:08 pm
by doncasterpalmguy123
Welcome to the forum my fellow Yorkshireman! Love the garden and especially the gunnera. Your cordylines look really healthy too. :D

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:30 pm
by L33ETH1
Ah a "south" Yorkshireman! :-)

The gunnera was a free plant given to me by a work colleague that had split his own plant last spring. Was trial and error when planting but it thrived last year and even produced 2 huge flower spikes!

The cordylines get a good compost mulch in spring and fed regularly through the growing season. Oh and of course, wrapped up for winter. For some reason despite being planted at the same time one is larger than the other. Hopefully it'll catch up!!

Early in the year before the gunnera got huge!!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:41 pm
by doncasterpalmguy123
L33ETH1 wrote:Ah a "south" Yorkshireman! :-)

The gunnera was a free plant given to me by a work colleague that had split his own plant last spring. Was trial and error when planting but it thrived last year and even produced 2 huge flower spikes!

The cordylines get a good compost mulch in spring and fed regularly through the growing season. Oh and of course, wrapped up for winter. For some reason despite being planted at the same time one is larger than the other. Hopefully it'll catch up!!

Early in the year before the gunnera got huge!!
Its a beauty!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:03 pm
by fern Rob
Did you buy it at that size?

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:11 am
by L33ETH1
fern Rob wrote:Did you buy it at that size?
Read above post rob :-) ;-)

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:45 am
by Yorkshire Kris
Welcome LEE...Not a bad part of the world to live in! :)

I guess you've checked out all the exotic plants locally? Tropical world, Harewood and the jungle garden near Roundhay?

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:27 am
by L33ETH1
I've been to tropical world many times but sadly not for a long time. Is there another garden near roundhay then? As for harewood, that's now on my list of places to visit once the weather picks up!!

Re: New member in Leeds West Yorkshire

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:07 am
by kata
Wow, sheesh, awesome, spectacular!!

Oh boy, I have to have one of those... :lol: :lol: