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by JoelR
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

I have an allotment and went down that route with this in mind plus a bit of space to grow edibles. I underestimated how much some people frown upon growing non-edibles though. The latest set of rules are actually now 29 pages long - enough to put anyone off! I did grow some Colocasia "Mamoth" down...
by JoelR
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

I have an allotment and went down that route with this in mind plus a bit of space to grow edibles. I underestimated how much some people frown upon growing non-edibles though. The latest set of rules are actually now 29 pages long - enough to put anyone off! I did grow some Colocasia "Mamoth" down ...
by JoelR
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

You did well to get that Ash. For £500 I think I'd be tempted to sell :)
by JoelR
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

Also not uncommon for 2 palms to germinate from 1 seed. I have a Butia eriospatha which has done this and even as strap leaf seedlings they were inseperable.
by JoelR
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductions
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductio

Worth a visit if ever in North Wales. The drive from Anglesey went through some stunning countryside.
by JoelR
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 773

The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

Anybody own this book? Been on the lookout for sometime but thought more than £100 was too expensive for a book. Look at these current prices :ahhh!:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cycads-Lora ... The+Cycads
by JoelR
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Auto vent opener
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Auto vent opener

I've had a couple of the Baylis ones and they work fine. If you have aluminium frames make sure you buy the right type.
by JoelR
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Delosperma Soil Help
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Delosperma Soil Help

Delosperma cooperi is the most reliable Delosperma but only comes in one colour as far as I'm aware. There are other species, hybrids and forms coming available but they aren't all winter hardy. I've grown D. Ashtonii from seed and that seems to be hardy. Another D. karooicum with white flowers does...
by JoelR
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Dahlia planting.
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Dahlia planting.

Ordered a few exhibition ones this year as small pot grown plants for delivery May. Check out "Kenora Wow". "Indian Summer" was another I went for.
by JoelR
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cycas
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: cycas

I believe I'm approx. the same latitude north as Castleford. I once had a Cycas revoluta completely defoliate after a late April frost. None of my Cycads are out doors yet.
by JoelR
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2806

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

I don't know where you are in Lancashire but Gordon Riggs (Walsden) have had a large Chammy for sale for the last 2 or 3 years. It's a monster on a pallet with a price tag of £450.
by JoelR
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden

A large part of the glass houses were relocated to a garden centre near Bingley, West Yorks early in 2013.
by JoelR
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?
Replies: 49
Views: 2715

Re: What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?

I'm on the look out for EUPHORBIA CLAVAROIDES var.TRUNCATA. Could be the most cold and wet tolerant succulent euphorbia there is. Did you find it and how did it do? Yes Kris I did track one down at Cotswold garden Flowers. Currently lives in one of my cold frames, second winter now and producing of...
by JoelR
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1452

Re: Nannorrhops

Mine didn't do too well when left out for a couple of summers and it was only just forming palmate leaves after 10 years from seed. I'm sure it wouldn't have come through a northern winter without heavy protection.
by JoelR
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I want to grow Bromeliads
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

Some bromeliads are quite fast from seed. I've grown Puyas, Dyckias & Hechtias from seed. Puya mirabilis can flower in it's first year. I managed to get some Ochagavia carnea seedlings on Ebay last year and they are already nice plants.