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by Rachelpalm
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: What temps can Dicksonia antarctica take , lowest temps to start protecting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

What temps can Dicksonia antarctica take , lowest temps to start protecting?

Hello bought my first Dicksonia antarctica this year which is in a pot. When should I start protecting it? Night temps at the moment are no lower than about 7c . I was hoping I could start protecting it start of Nov. What is the lowest temp they can take without protection? When will you start prote...
by Rachelpalm
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 2593

Re: Winter Protection

Hello I am putting my 2 potted Musa Basjoo nanas in my garage today as I cannot lift them myself so doing it while I have the help today in daylight. Will then bring in my purple cordy and small Trachycarpus( potted this year) indoors into South facing room the start of Nov. I will put straw into th...
by Rachelpalm
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Overwintering a Dicksonia antarctica in the garage

Hello will do the same with mine but will have to put it outside when I go away later this winter for 2 weeks as it will not get any water for 2 weeks. I am hoping to bring mine in my garage start of Nov time. And when I have to put it outside again, put it in a corner next to a wall and put loads o...
by Rachelpalm
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa pups ok for garage or too small
Replies: 25
Views: 1752

Re: Musa pups ok for garage or too small

Hello
I am going to leave my nanas in their current pots. Going to bring them indoors Thursday or Friday. My pots have 50/50 perlite mix. Still do not know if they should be in darkness or should I uncover the windows in the garage?

Thanks in advance
by Rachelpalm
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How hardy Abutilon Souvenir de bonn
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: How hardy Abutilon Souvenir de bonn

derrick wrote:Thanks Ian i have 2 large plants so one will come inside Thats a nice red Abutilon you have Rachel do you no the name?


Hello
sorry I do not know the name as it was already here when I bought my house. My mum told me what kind of plant it was, but do not know the sub name,

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa pups ok for garage or too small
Replies: 25
Views: 1752

Re: Musa pups ok for garage or too small

Hello yes do we dry the pots up before bringing into garage or simply bring in and do not water? Do they need dark or light as my garage has 2 windows that are covered but can be uncovered? Also when should they be bought indoors? Is now too early? What temp should it be at night , that makes it tim...
by Rachelpalm
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How hardy Abutilon Souvenir de bonn
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: How hardy Abutilon Souvenir de bonn

Hello I have a red Abutilon next to my front door which faces south growing on the wall and it has survived the last 9 winters here with no protection at all. I cut it back hard each spring( middle April) and it reshoots and flowers until first frosts, about middle of November. Lowest temp we had he...
by Rachelpalm
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?
Replies: 37
Views: 1610

Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Hello
I have 2 nanas in pots with 3 pups each and I will drag them into my garage the end of Oct time to overwinter them. So I voted yes I will protect.
by Rachelpalm
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia antarctica's Are Always On The Dry Side.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Dicksonia antarctica's Are Always On The Dry Side.

Hello
do they have to stay damp all the time. I have been watering mine every other day recently and it looks healthy. The nights here have been damp recently too, foggy etc
by Rachelpalm
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordys survived last winter thanks to tree canopy?!
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Cordys survived last winter thanks to tree canopy?!

Hello I have a huge conifer tree out front with a clump of yuccas under neath it which survived last winter and they are at least 10 years old( already here when I bought the house). When it snowed the yuccas did not get any snow on them and also stayed pretty dry. I bet they would of pegged it with...
by Rachelpalm
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are you all still watering?
Replies: 22
Views: 875

Re: Are you all still watering?

Hello I am watering my palms in pots 2 times a week and bananas and tree fern every other day now. And watering my wooden planters when soil feels dry, once a week or 2 times a week. My garden does not get much sun now due to time of year so pots do not need watering as often. My tree fern looks ok ...
by Rachelpalm
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are you all still watering?
Replies: 22
Views: 875

Re: Are you all still watering?

Hello
my ground is now damp all the time so I have only been watering recently planted Carex Evergold which like being damp and everything else I am watering is in pots. I normally stop watering pots end Oct .

Cheers
by Rachelpalm
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 41
Views: 1472

Re: Heatwave

Now 24c here and weather over weekend should be hotter. BBQ over weekend then icon_thumright Glad we are now getting a summer, even if it is a late one, lol icon_sunny icon_sunny
by Rachelpalm
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Still Feeding Palms
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Still Feeding Palms

Hello
I stopped feeding everything 2 weeks ago. Including my nanas.
by Rachelpalm
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

On nice days I will open the garage door to get fresh air to the plants. Cheers