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by pdid
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.

benbaron wrote:If you are binning it then Id be happy to give it a chance when I come to pick up the Mekong? icon_thumleft
If it comes out easily and with a bit of root you're welcome to it icon_thumleft
by pdid
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.

I doubt it, I have 4 dotted about as is. I'll probably just pull it up, it will be awkward to get out without moving the swing and slide.
by pdid
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Bizzare 7ft Paulownia cutting.

So after cutting down my paulownia at the back end of the season last year, rather than putting the cut stem in the recycle, I left the the cut stem propped up against the kids swing and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when I noticed this today. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/13514510953_f...
by pdid
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa "Mekong Giant"
Replies: 383
Views: 22792

Re: Musa "Mekong Giant"

I performed surgery on mine today to take off the pups, all were easy to remove and came with a some good roots so fingers crossed all will be ok. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/13467353723_4b4237cf9b_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/13467586954_d81905c069_c.jpg I have 4 pups, I was ho...
by pdid
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Yes............. icon_thumleft
Do you not fancy trading it in for a £4.50 gift card :lol: :lol: :lol:
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: picture size
Replies: 14
Views: 1660

Re: picture size

If you use Windows live photo gallery you can batch resize or you can host externally (flickr, photobucket etc) and link. Windows photo gallery 1024x768: P1010316 (1024x768).jpg Flickr medium 800 x 600 https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/13424255803_7818e50470_c.jpg Windows Photo gallery 800 x 600 P...
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 4092

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

And the mins at it too:
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 4092

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

Yep, I like steps like this.
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 57933

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

Have you thought about putting perforated drainage pipe in the channels at the bottom of the ditches? It's available fairly cheaply at most builders merchants and I think it would drain better than just gravel which may get silted up.
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your motivation and style...
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: your motivation and style...

I think for me it is plants that are a little bit unusual and the challenge of growing plants that aren't meant to grow where I live.

TBH my garden is more a collection of plants than a garden as I've not mastered blending everything together yet!
by pdid
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Early Spring pics
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Early Spring pics

GREVILLE wrote:Tantalising prospects for the Summer icon_thumleft

Did I spot a healthy looking Cordyline indivisa?
Shhhhhhhhhh :lol: icon_thumright
by pdid
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Early Spring pics
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Early Spring pics

what made you go for that aralia? There was a thread on GOTE by Kev Spence. http://growingontheedge.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7113 And it was reasonably priced @ Crug. You certainly have some very interesting plants. What is the fern in the red pot? Some sort of Blechnum? Your Daphniphyllum looks ver...
by pdid
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.

Year 3 for me, potted 1st planted out 2nd.
by pdid
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Early Spring pics
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Early Spring pics

Thanks, I'm keeping a close eye on the forecast.

I think you're talking about aralia bipinnata Ken.
by pdid
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Early Spring pics
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Early Spring pics

And a couple more: