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by callin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much???
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: How much???

Delboy , I like that a lot ...
"Welcome to my world" icon_thumright
Sounds epic.. :)


I ll try to keep the new aqusition to a minimum for 2014.
:><: Ofcourse, just lie to myself icon_geek
by callin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus seedling question
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Ricinus seedling question

Yes Blairs, they have almost 25 cm hight. I was not aware that they grow so fast , one day nothing happend to the seeds and 2 days later... bam...!!! :shock: 5 cm tall. Guessed they are very streched. I will plant them in the ground in the sun soon next weekend. I will try to aclimate them on the so...
by callin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus seedling question
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Ricinus seedling question

Thank you for your advices Springy and Kristen.
I will plant them deep then with a loose hart.
Update pictures will follow if everything works well.
Wish you a warm spring.
icon_cheers
by callin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus seedling question
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Ricinus seedling question

Hi there, First time I handle this plant. I germinate them from seeds picked up by me last year in autumn. They grew fast and 2 weeks old now. The question is how deep can I plant them? can I burry half of the stem? or it will rot if I do? icon_scratch They never seen any natural light and may be st...
by callin
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: paulownia, what to do.

18 inch means around 50 centimeters , soo the mentioned bud is big. you should cut the trunk one centimeter(or so) right above the insertion of the bud on the trunk. Delboy, you did not mention ..your paulownia have leaves on it or is just stiks? Anyway, if you decide to cut it to 10 cm from the gro...
by callin
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: paulownia, what to do.

So do i leave it be this year then? In my oppinion you should plant it in and cut it mercieless icon_rambo to 10 centimeters above the ground level. If the buds that it has are very strong ...then keep the strongest and cut everything above the bud, it will become a lider and straighten itself. Min...
by callin
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: paulownia, what to do.

Delboy, I would plant it imediately in the ground. They can be moved after the leaf drop and before start to grow actively. For me the potted specimen underperformed greately, very small leafes and not much growth. It should be planted in the sunnyest place in the garden. Planted in the thick shadow...
by callin
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: paulownia, what to do.

Yes, Kristen, even on a one year old. It s recomanded to cut the trunk almost to the ground after 6 months from planting. A healthy paulownia cut in this way will grow faster and stronger then an uncut one , I can tell you this from my own experience with this plant. They completely cure the cut in ...
by callin
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: paulownia, what to do.

If it was mine, for big leaf appearance, I would keep only one bud and remove all the other ones. icon_thumleft
by callin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sunday 9th March Sunset!
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Sunday 9th March Sunset!

Months Kata?... :shock:
How do you survive over there? UK Trachycarpus s looks great, though.
No sun in months ...pffff.... :(
Good to hear that you escaped the evil mother of al bees :P .
Keep calm and stay indoor Kata :)
icon_cheers icon_cheers
by callin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sunday 9th March Sunset!
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Sunday 9th March Sunset!

Lovely , artistic pics Cordy icon_thumleft I miss the sun soo much, almost painful :( . In my area we haven t seen the sun from three weeks now , only dark heavy clouds, more or less, not even a small sunshine ray, nada. A lot of rain and wind, cold wind. Wish you all icon_sunny icon_sunny icon_sunn...
by callin
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 2814

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Great!
In Romania there is a saying "The man makes the land holy" . Well... in english doesnt sound that good but I think you got the point.
Great transformation, passion and consistency well proven icon_thumleft
Thanks for sharing icon_thumleft
More please :)
icon_sunny icon_cheers icon_sunny
by callin
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: alternative to eucalytus
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: alternative to eucalytus

The "suspect" you described is a Paulownia tree. I m not sure about the speed in a climate with not so hot summers.. icon_scratch . For me paulownias are the fastest growers I have ever seen. With good summer watering and planted in full sun they grow fast like nothing else. off topic ... :roll: How...
by callin
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?
Replies: 27
Views: 1264

Re: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?

I would add bamboos to the jungle, gigantic ones like moso bamboo. Monstera deliciosa must be also on the menu. Orchids growing on the trunk of the trees :happy:. Come on Otorongo...be honest with us..did you win big at the lottery, or not..? or a distant rich aunt passed away and left you heritage ...
by callin
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?
Replies: 27
Views: 1264

Re: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?

Carica papaya, mango trees, cherimoya trees and other good fruits that I m not aware of, for the moment. Ofcourse tons of bananas, ananas, passion fruits. Not the least... gigantic Pomello citrus trees. Good idea with the tree house and suspended bridges icon_thumleft and ponds with cristal clear wa...