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by Dim
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 11418

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

good rain predicted for tonight .... time to add some high nitrogen fertilizer to spruce up the lawn
by Dim
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: If I'm going to get a Brugmansia ...... which one?
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: If I'm going to get a Brugmansia ...... which one?

my local garden centre (Scotsdales in Cambridge-Great Shelford) have loads of different varieties ... I recall seeing them last week, and if memory serves me right, they were £24.99 per plant (decent size in a good pot)
by Dim
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive
Replies: 22
Views: 1095

Re: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive

I've tried them all .... the only effective remedy is the blue pellets there are some wool pellets which I have not tried yet, but I will stick with the blue pellets as I know that they work http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product. ... product=27 coffee grounds do not work at all and too much alters ...
by Dim
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding Bananas
Replies: 14
Views: 1436

Re: Feeding Bananas

Has everyone now all un covered their basjoos mine are still wrapped ...I will unwrap them tomorow and give them a good feed of fishmix and molasses I also have 2 tetrapanex rex that I grew from root pieces .... They are in pots on my windowsill and looking very healthy ... I will plant one of them...
by Dim
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: garlic, any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: garlic, any tips?

try elephant garlic:

http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/garlic ... d2430.html
by Dim
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding Bananas
Replies: 14
Views: 1436

Re: Feeding Bananas

biobizz fish mix (use as a foliar feed-4ml to 1 litre of water) biobizz alg-a-mic (algae and seaweed extract)... use as a foliar feed (4ml to a litre of water) advanced nutrients iguana juice grow (4ml to a litre of water, and use as a soil drench) all available on the internet and even better, make...
by Dim
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: C.Humilis problem
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: C.Humilis problem

No,no basal shoots,this plant itself was a division of one much larger about 10 years ago and has been in this position since then but the stem problem has been only in the past year.I first thought of lack of water but that isn't the case.The stems seem firm enough but they obviously shouldn't be ...
by Dim
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 3255

Re: severe storm warning, Wednesday 12th February!

here's the latest flood warning map:

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... 42151.aspx
by Dim
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Climbers
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Climbers

Clematis freckles, as the 'backbone' evergreen, planted together with any combination of the following to give colour at different times of the year:

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-red/
by Dim
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

ive seen the same here in Cambridge and was wondering if it's time to prune roses (I always prune them when the forsythia bloom) decided against it, as it will most probably snow in Feb .... it's going to be an interesting year next year, as perhaps many tender shrubs / trees are going to be hard hi...
by Dim
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Best container mix for a Dicksonia antarctica?
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Best container mix for a Dicksonia antarctica?

Have to disagree Rob. Although fine bark is a good addition never 60%. I will be re potting all of mine come late winter and will use 60% multi purpose 20% fine bark chip and 20% peat plus a few handfuls of fish blood and bone. All my potted have grown very well in this mix although the fish blood ...
by Dim
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anyone tried growing truffles in the UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Has anyone tried growing truffles in the UK?

seems easy according to this website: http://www.truffle-uk.co.uk/farming.php takes 5yrs though and you need the space, plus you may need a trained dog or pig to dig them up .... but these guys say that they bring the dogs and help harvesting for a percentage of the profits at £195-£750 a kilo (for ...
by Dim
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: soil mixes
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: soil mixes

grow using high brix methods: Lower half of containers should be half Vermisoil mixed with an equal part of blood, bone, bat guano... This mix should also have the following: limestone (high calcium limestone, CaC03.) /5 parts Soft Rock Phosphate/3 parts gypsum. Upper half will be straight Vermisoil...
by Dim
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: My Garden on Youtube
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: My Garden on Youtube

stunning!

and grown in Sweden! ...

gives me more inspiration to try grow more tender plants here in cambridge
by Dim
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3686

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

wolves in the UK?

yea right .... they will be extinct due to 'fox hunting; (which is a barbaric medevial cruel sport and not even practised in 3rd world countries)