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by tropical Tom
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

It is worth asking at your local agriculture/ horticulture college. In Cornwall they have tunnel space for rent for 'start up businesses' and even if yours doesn't they will have contacts in the trade and will probably know if anyone is renting out. Chad. Nice idea Chad, Harper Adams University of ...
by tropical Tom
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

It is worth asking at your local agriculture/ horticulture college. In Cornwall they have tunnel space for rent for 'start up businesses' and even if yours doesn't they will have contacts in the trade and will probably know if anyone is renting out. Chad. Nice idea Chad, Harper Adams University of ...
by tropical Tom
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

Thinking ahead, I'd like to semi retire in 3 years time (when I'm 55), and I'd like to extend my hobby into propagation of unusual exotic and exotic looking plants, BIG PROBLEM........my garden can in no way support this :( Does anyone have a starting point for renting a polytunnel/greenhouse with a...
by tropical Tom
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Hello

Hi Kerry, and welcome, I learned everything I know from the good people on here! What do you grow and pics of your garden is always a good starter :D (only just seen the rest of your post which tells me what you grow) :oops:
by tropical Tom
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twickenham Cordylines
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Twickenham Cordylines

I was fortunate enough to go to the game at Twickenham yesterday, beautiful warm sunshine, great atmosphere and a great game made it a fantastic day (a few beers in the cabbage patch helped too :DD ) I did notice that lots of locals have large Cordy's in their front gardens, and there was a roundabo...
by tropical Tom
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: evergreens for pots
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: evergreens for pots

Cupressus sempivirens (italian pencil conifer) http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... =1&t=21747
by tropical Tom
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Palm Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: New Palm Tree

flounder wrote:They always look ropey when they have a street light growing out of them :wink:
I thought it was a giant golf club :lol:
by tropical Tom
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Unwrapped plants
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: Unwrapped plants

no unwrapping for me to do either, everything got thro' unscathed, no money spent on paraffin and i've even still got flowers on a fuscia :D
by tropical Tom
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Schefflera for shropshire?
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Which Schefflera for shropshire?

I've got 50 quid........and I want a Schefflera............with big leaves............that will survive a colder winter than we have just had...........any ideas?.......... icon_scratch
by tropical Tom
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 2959

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

I don't know how far away you are from Ottery st Mary, but well worth going to see George if it's not too far!
http://www.thepalmhouse.co.uk/contact.html :D
by tropical Tom
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Good news: Re: Winter.
Replies: 39
Views: 2422

Re: Good news: Re: Winter.

Not one penny spent on paraffin so far this winter icon_cheers icon_cheers :D :D :lol: :lol:
by tropical Tom
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Sorry I think I've hijacked this post :roll: I think the Schefflera i'm looking for is Schefflera macrophylla!
by tropical Tom
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

I've always wanted one but can never find one for sale :( anyone got any suggestions?
by tropical Tom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Are we safe yet?.
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

Re: Are we safe yet?.

Just checked the bbc monthly forcast, it goes up to 9th march and it looks wet but fairly mild :D I might bring a few things out of the greenhouse for a bit of a blow if we get a dry day!
by tropical Tom
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6339
Views: 151870

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

4/5c here, the rain is horizontal, difficult to keep your eyes open when you're out in it! Just going to tidy the greenhouse, I think I'll put the paraffin heater on to keep ME warm :D , that'll be the first time this winter!