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by RogerBacardy
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

You know what, I'm still not 100% sure either way. I still reckon it's a phormium, but I'm now more 70 / 30 on the split! Thanks Arlon for posting the baby cordlyine pics, icon_thumleft I have a few but mine are a bit bigger now, whilst my phormiums are still tiddlers. What makes me think it's a pho...
by RogerBacardy
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Never thought this would happen, but I'm gonna disagree with Arlon! :shock:

I've had seedlings of both, and they are very similar at this early stage, but I'm about 95% sure that the leaf formation is that of a phormium tenax.
by RogerBacardy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What makes a Cordyline 'trunk'?
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: What makes a Cordyline 'trunk'?

All the answers above are correct, but I just want to add that it sounds healthy. Sometimes you see cordylines in pots with relatively little in the way of leaf, yet a lot of trunk. That's because of restricted roots and less access to water and nutrients, keeping it in a semi bonsai state. If they'...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Just a pointer

A few hours around zero here, so only a light dusting of frost and not long enough to do any damage, but I'm glad I fleeced the emerging croziers on the Dicksonia anyway :) My garden is so far ahead of schedule compared to other years... :) Reminiscent of 2011, where I only experienced a couple of f...
by RogerBacardy
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Mr List Blog - 9th year 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 27439

Re: Mr List Blog - 4th year 2013

This goes against everything I believe a garden should be, but I reckon you should consider a bit of astroturf. 1. Would look so much better than mud 2. Won't require light, which is just as well as your superb plants are casting a fair bit of shade 3. Would be a softer surface for your cats, who mi...
by RogerBacardy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Mr List Blog - 9th year 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 27439

Re: Mr List Blog - 4th year 2013

Your garden is a bit like you. Mad, brilliant and proud to be unconventional (I've seen your other youtube clips!). Well done on shaking up the neighbourhood and bringing a touch of exotica to your street. Although I have to say, that is the worst lawn I've ever seen. :shock: Which again makes it un...
by RogerBacardy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Just a pointer

Cheers for the pointer, I agree that it's gonna get a bit chillier at the weekend. icon_salut But hooray for the vernal equinox. 12hrs of sunlight virtually everywhere right now, so less time for frosts to do their damage. I might move a few tender potted things and stick a bit of fleece in the crow...
by RogerBacardy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Coddy's Blog - Some pics as promised....first ever video
Replies: 308
Views: 17328

Re: Coddy's Blog - Some pics as promised....first ever video

Great work. Looks brilliant and I bet it's a joy for you and your whole family to use. It's one thing to know about plants, but another to design and create a great garden. You must have a big smile on your face when you see your kids playing out there :)
by RogerBacardy
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: This Saturday is looking very promising indeed! 14*c
Replies: 52
Views: 1974

Re: This Saturday is looking very promising indeed! 14*c

We had 19. Took my kids to play crazy golf down the road (where they have 5 large butias planted out), and it got too hot.

Although it was uncomfortable, it was a much nicer feeling than being too cold. Although that rarely happens to me!
by RogerBacardy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Unwrapped plants
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Unwrapped plants

Your basjoo will be fine. Mine got hit by a late May frost (in 2010) after weeks of growing, and the leaves turned limp then crispy brown, but the rollers kept on pushing out, and it was fine after a few weeks. :) I also reckon (but not 1o0% sure) that your dicksonia knuckles will be fine, unless th...
by RogerBacardy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: A debate

The higher your latitude, the lower the angle which the Sun's rays illuminate your garden. So the nearer the equator you are the more sunshine you will get. However, coaster areas will get a maritime influence (lower summer maximum temps, but higher winter minimum temps), and the West will get the g...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pics from the official first day of Spring!
Replies: 19
Views: 1064

Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Here is me celebrating the 1st of March, ~60th day of Spring: [ Image ] Thought you'd be browner with the way you go on! This is me, early in the morning on Sat the 1st of March when it was 2.5C. I was doing a 5k run and approaching the finish line. Like yourself, Otrongo, I often go about dressed ...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Planting for butterflies
Replies: 29
Views: 1545

Re: Planting for butterflies

The place that had the butterfly enclosure also had plants for sale, including some exotics (E.G. cannas, ensetes and gingers in leaf), but funnily enough a load of them had been nibbled on, as if there were caterpillar damage! :)
by RogerBacardy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Planting for butterflies
Replies: 29
Views: 1545

Re: Planting for butterflies

double post - d'oh!