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by shanks
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Have you been successful with your protection?
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Have you been successful with your protection?

my washie seems ok with the tomato greenhouse i put over it my new cordys that sprang from the old cut seem ok unprotected, agave, yucca seem ok in greenhouse and ensette i put in there and wrapped in fleece still seems to be solid but not removed fleece to have a look yet, verything else seems to h...
by shanks
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Inspiration as to what can be achieved,Yucca elephantipes.
Replies: 23
Views: 1193

Re: Inspiration as to what can be achieved,Yucca elephantipe

i have seen one in warrington about that size,
by shanks
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are you wrapping your trachys? POLL
Replies: 58
Views: 1769

Re: Are you wrapping your trachys? POLL

mine are 20ft so no but flew through the 2 bad winters we had a couple years ago, i have a 7ft one which has never been wrapped etc and never had a problem with it (touch wood)
by shanks
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7527

Re: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UP

pictures of the protection for this year http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/46/95/22/00620.jpg what do you think, any suggestions icon_thumleft Watch out for snow Shanks. I did a similar thing a couple of years ago but it collapsed under the weight of a heavy snowfall. The shape of your one looks like...
by shanks
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline protection Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Re: Cordline protection Question

Can i ask which cordylines are hardy for outside with fleece please,ive bought a baby bronze,the pink passion and also have a brown coloured one(no name soz) which cordylines are the the hardiest ? thanks julie x my green ones survived most winters and reached about 14 foot with no protection, lost...
by shanks
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7527

Re: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UP

GREVILLE wrote:You seem pretty well prepared, Shanks icon_thumleft

Don't forget that if you introduce any warmth inside the covers in frosty weather there will be more condensation to deal with.
ok thanks, something i've not thought about icon_thumleft
by shanks
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7527

Re: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UP

i bought a 6ft polytunnel, my ensette has gone in there in it;s zinc planter and wrapped in fleece, my agave is in there as is my yucca rostrata, my washingtonia has a tomato greenhouse over it witht the door opened in warmer weather to keep air flow around it, any bad nights i will put a hot water...
by shanks
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: South facing garden
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: South facing garden

our back garden is south facing, from early morning to evening every part of the garden gets a good degree of sun (when it is out) council are putting solar panels on roof soon too would be great if i could get a outside plug to heat the greenhouse up from the free power
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by shanks
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7527

Re: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UP

i bought a 6ft polytunnel, my ensette has gone in there in it;s zinc planter and wrapped in fleece, my agave is in there as is my yucca rostrata, my washingtonia has a tomato greenhouse over it witht the door opened in warmer weather to keep air flow around it, any bad nights i will put a hot water ...
by shanks
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7527

Re: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UP

running the gauntlet a bit although my new ploytunnel green house has arrived so will be sticking my pots in there this week, agave, jucca, ensette and sago, my washingtonia is getting a tomato greenhouse thrown over it when it gets too cold the housing association has modified the facias of houses ...
by shanks
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyman - Some September Garden pics (Cheer-us-up bump)
Replies: 24
Views: 1351

Re: Cordyman - Some September Garden pics............

lovely pictures and really nice place to sit and consume them beers :wink:
still think zinc planters on every other step would look nice and extra planting space, h :wink: re is a picture of my one with banana in, pretty cheap off ebay, :wink:
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by shanks
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your biggest regret.
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: What is your biggest regret.

my biggest regret was planting my australian tree grass in my wall rather than leave it in pot and bring in greenhouse for winter, did'nt survive the last bad winter, survived previous 3 winters so i got a bit over confident, 3 foot high trunk but mushed in the middle :cry:
by shanks
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Come on then coleus growers tell me how it is done.
Replies: 127
Views: 5217

Re: Come on then coleus growers tell me how it is done.

They look like C. Pagoda? I got 6 from Dibleys too, and of those I think Pagoda will be my most useful - much bigger leaf, and plant, than the norm. and I think it will make the best bedding in-fill for future years. Photos of the ones I got from Dibleys are on my blog: http://kgarden.wordpress.com...
by shanks
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Come on then coleus growers tell me how it is done.
Replies: 127
Views: 5217

Re: Come on then coleus growers tell me how it is done.

i bought 6 plugs from diblys as never had luck with seeds but 4 died within a week, the two remaining i am training into standards
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