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by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Couldn't resist putting these up - almost felt like I was "Down Under" as I photographed some of my Eucs this evening. Chilly in the mountains and can still see snow from my garden.......
by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

This evening.........
by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

I am amazed too I reckon it has been in a microclimate in the side bed and very sheltered. - just looked and seen the sasa doing its thing too but the more exotic ones are still looking pretty dormant. I think we have had a very mild winter here with hardly any frost at all to speak of - lovely out ...
by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 22
Views: 1152

Re: Arundo donax

Mine languished outside for several years but bit the dust in 2010 winter - they never came to much up here -summers too cool for any good growth spurts I would imagine.
by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Time for me to come out of hibernation. A few spring pictures...... Particularly pleased with the Grevillea Victoriae - the first time it has flowered. The Fargesia Robusta was the first bamboo to wake up this year........new culm already over 2ft so fairly chuffed. Up here they often wait until May...
by huporhaha
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.

Well - that's a first for me. I was uncovering the gunnera (giant rhubarb) as I had covered the crowns with old leaves. One of my plants had straddled a stream in the garden and the old leaves were making a sort of bridge over the stream - and there, nestled between the thick dried up leaves was a l...
by huporhaha
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Few spring like photos!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: Few spring like photos!!

Those pics are awesome - I just have a few crocuses out but snowdrops seem to have forgotten to come up this year. Daffs are about three inches tall and the one calla hercules I left outside with its feet in the pond is still happy. Hardly had it lower than minus4 here at all and then only for a ver...
by huporhaha
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Well I may have been quiet recently but I have been designing a website - we want to sell the property but I am spending my time enthusing about the garden........I think my other half would like me to spend more time enthusing about the house but I just want to describe the yards, the greenhouse an...
by huporhaha
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

I am suffering from the most terrible wind...................well not I, me, myself, but my treasured collection of eucalypts. More damage has been done in the last few weeks than in most complete winters. The damage so far: Stellulata - almost defoliated 1 X subcrenulata has had to have top 10ft re...
by huporhaha
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Spring has sprung here in the Highlands. My daffodils are an inch and a half tall and my hamamelis x intermedia "Jelena" is in flower already. Yesterday a high of 13c and a low of 10c :D Today it has reached 12c :D But looking at the forecast, we are in for some pretty severe winds at the week-end. ...
by huporhaha
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Big clear up after last week's storm. Casualties include pine trees and a couple of young eucalypts. Followed the snow plough being used, not to clear snow but to clear 3ft deep seaweed on the road. So now we have a lot of free fresh seaweed. Spent much of the afternoon re tying up trees and firming...
by huporhaha
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Wheres good to buy Bamboo Plants from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Wheres good to buy Bamboo Plants from?

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Scottish bamboo. Some real bargains and quality plants.

I agree wholeheartedly - I have had lots from them - very helpful and very knowledgable.........doing well up here in the Highlands.
by huporhaha
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 14500

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Winter on the way - sunset before 3.30pm. But sort of forgot that some plants still need watering in the greenhouse. A couple of wateringcanfuls later and my Hercules look happier my Equesetum Giganteums are singing again.......
by huporhaha
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is the consensus on overwintering Brugmansia?
Replies: 35
Views: 1519

Re: What is the consensus on overwintering Brugmansia?

RIP every Brug planted or even tried to overwinter in greenhouse in NW Higlands....sorreeee. Given up now.....summers not sunny or warm enough and winters to hostile.........may do better in Bournemouth (if protected in winter) :wink:
by huporhaha
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much Supercold notice do you need? debate thread...
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: How much Supercold notice do you need? debate thread...

The honest super honest truth .......I'm past caring. 5 hours....5 days.....5 weeks......all inaccurate here. We have had sub zero when 4 degrees forecast and above freezing when minus 4 is forecast or more usually vice versa......just wrap,wrap, super wrap and pray is my motto.... :wink: