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by Ste
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Karl66 Blog - latest pic's taken this afternoon.
Replies: 143
Views: 9649

Re: Karl66/ latest pic's taken this afternoon.

Looks great mate. If your ever up this way, would u do me tho honour of calling in and stripping my Trachycarpus. I don't dare to try it myself :lol:
by Ste
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Time to unwrap your plants again
Replies: 111
Views: 4341

Re: Time to insulate your plants again

All the car windscreens were frozen this morning when I left for work and at 3 o'clock this afternoon it was just hovering above freezing. I only know this as the building inspector came out when we were pouring a load of concrete and he had a fancy thermomoter.
by Ste
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm spotting in the Wirral, update 4/11/2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2304

Re: Palm spotting in the Wirral.

Fantastic pictures, i'd given up on hope with Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's here as they diddn't get through the winters but these pics have made me feel like trying one again. After all, they are fairly cheap so its no big loss if they die. Im an hour north of you, I wonder if there will be a big diff...
by Ste
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Maurelli overwintering
Replies: 142
Views: 7263

Re: Maurelli overwintering

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Looks fine to me.
but them 2 red bits wern't there the other week. It was all a sort of burgundy colour but some areas have started turning bright red icon_scratch
by Ste
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Maurelli overwintering
Replies: 142
Views: 7263

Re: Maurelli overwintering

I overwintered 3 maurelii's last year in the loft (dry stored them) and everything was fine. Grew back again this summer no problem. I dug out all my maurelii's last month and have dry stored another 4 in the loft but I have sat another in a pot of dry compost in my room where it's much warmer than ...
by Ste
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

Just cant wait till tomorrow to get it lifted round the back, lifted into the bigger 'sunken' pot then I can unwrap it and get a proper look at it. It does seem a good size for the money. I thought £250 was cheap for a palm that size. I'm confident it's a good quality palm too as all the other palms...
by Ste
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

This is the only pic i've got for now as im leaving it wrapped up until tomorrow so its easier to move and lift into position. The picture doesn't really do it justice............. I'ts actually much bigger and fatter when close up but I had to stand back to get it all in so it does look smaller tha...
by Ste
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

Not a monster but seems a nice size. The biggies were £995 and the next size down was £250 - that's the size I got. Then it was an extra £60 for delivery but I understand why, it's big and heavy. Just on my phone at the min and can't seem to upload a pic so I'll do it later when I get on my laptop.
by Ste
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

I phoned the palm centre on Monday and ordered myself a new butia capitata. After winter 2010 killed my last one, I've been desperate for another. It had to be delivered by pallet on Tuesday which I'm gutted about as its been sat in the delivery place 5 minutes away from me since Tuesday but was sch...
by Ste
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana {bangalow palm}
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Re: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana {bangalow palm}

Thanks for the replies. I actually typed in the wrong palm - the one I prefer and was meant to post about was actually the Archontophoenix Alexandrae. But after reading up a little on it, it does seem like the Cunninghamiana would be a better choice for here as its more cold hardy. Shame really as t...
by Ste
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana {bangalow palm}
Replies: 34
Views: 3209

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana {bangalow palm}

Has anyone tried this palm? I've read that it can take as low as -5. I see this palm quite a lot on holiday and really like it. I think I might give it a try, keep it in the garden all summer and bring it inside during winter. Are our summers warm enough for this to actually grow or would it struggl...
by Ste
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

Well its that time to shoot off again......... After a mad weekend (still feeling rough now) Went to V festival. Never been to one before in my life as I thought it wouldn't be my sort of thing but it was the best weekend ive had - ever!!! Just madness from Thursday night right through to Monday mor...
by Ste
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Deformed maurelii
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Deformed maurelii

I dont think its the strangles as ive seen that before. Theres 2 rollers that are coming out/have came out at the same time, both have their red midrib thing but further down towards the plant the midribs join and become one icon_scratch
by Ste
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ste's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 5405

Re: Ste's blog

Yep them build 'em tough in Newcastle :lol: , our nightlife is legendary the world over icon_thumleft How did you like the Geordie lasses Ste? :wink: Gorgeous, very friendly and the most sexy accents ever lol. Started drinking too early though and I cant remember anything after about 10 o'clock dru...
by Ste
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Deformed maurelii
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Deformed maurelii

Bought 2 maurelii's a couple of weeks ago as they were not a bad size for a fiver each. They have just been stuck down the bottom of the garden and forgotton about but I was having a nosey about before and I noticed appearing from one of the new leaves was 2 new rollers side by side. I thought it wa...