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by Nigel Fear
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

Yes, two palms in the same pot.
In my 'limited' experience, they'll grow at a different rate, so being right up close is not too much of a problem if you want to keep them together.
Just feed them as you normally would.
by Nigel Fear
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Why does my loquat look so poorly?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Don't panic it'll improve in a few weeks time. Loquat's naturally shed a lot of the previous years leaves at this time of year, your's has plenty of new growth coming on, so you'll just have to be patient for a while, and sweep up the old ones when they drop. :wink:
by Nigel Fear
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cycas
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: cycas

If you're refering to Cycas revoluta, I have a few outside that haven,t required covering at all this winter, so I,d say, yes go for it now.I appreciate your temps could be potentially colder than here, so keep an eye on the weather, and fleece them only if you have to.[say, heavy snow, or -3 or low...
by Nigel Fear
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?

Any way you could remove the wall altogether and have a much larger specimen, or would that be too much work for you, or does a gate hang just out of the picture?
by Nigel Fear
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spring clean
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Spring clean

That August shot looks great Paul. 8)
Amazing how things put on so much growth in so little time, I've added a timer system to help with some of my own borders, yours looks as though it requires a lot of moisture, do you water mostly, or have a timer?
by Nigel Fear
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spring clean
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Spring clean

Looks like that Gunnera's about to start romping away Paul, how long till it's in full leaf?
by Nigel Fear
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

If you've a problem with lack of sun and poor drainage, a Cycas, which would be a massive challenge at the best of times, is not going to work for you and would be far better off in a pot. Also, the Yucca and Washingtonia, would be a no-no. Any of the others should be happy there, unless completely ...
by Nigel Fear
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden

As Paul Plants say's, with a compact garden like yours, I'd have a sitting area in the middle of the garden, diamond or maybe circular,just barely large enough for a party of around 6 people,but then completely plant around it, with Jungly looking plants as per your own, or Dee's photo, leaving a fe...
by Nigel Fear
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: canary island dandelion tree
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: canary island dandelion tree

I have 3 small plants of sonchus palmensis but there is very little cultivation tips available and hardiness is sketchy the provinance was 1000m above sea level does anyone else grow it?, i,m tempted to plant one out this year http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... is_001.JPG Hi Phil, Hows thi...
by Nigel Fear
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

If your neighbour has Leylandii in their garden you're going to need a taller screen. :lol:
Also,If close-bye, you're probably going to struggle with dry, impoverished soil unless they keep the height as it is now.
by Nigel Fear
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: When to plant out tree fern
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: When to plant out tree fern

If it's a recent import, it probably doesn't have very much in the way of roots yet anyway, so if you're sure you aren't going to get any wintry weather,and this year being so mild so far, you might as well plant it out. Just keep an eye on any adverse changes to the weather and be prepaired for fro...
by Nigel Fear
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 2347

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Looking to spend largish amount of dosh on a Trachycarpus for the back garden. Now, my OH wants the one that has long stems sprouting out of the side of the trunk and leaning out horizontally. I've an unlabelled Trachycarpus about 2 foot trunk height, it has very stiff leaves vertically and they do...
by Nigel Fear
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 1988

Re: Some pictures from last year...

That looks great! icon_salut
Love the colour combinations. 8)
by Nigel Fear
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daily Express takes its global warming theorum up a level!!
Replies: 30
Views: 963

Re: Daily Express takes its global warming theorum up a leve

As much as I'm peeved off with the rain etc, I still wouldn't want a 1976 summer thank you very much.
Warm and sunny yes, but periods of rain in between would suit me just fine.
by Nigel Fear
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: acacia
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: acacia

Mine are flowering at the moment too, which should last for about a month, frost never seems to bother them, which is just as well because the buds start developing around early autumn time. You might get a little leaf damage if you get heavy snow that freeze-dries them, but I can,t see it happening...