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by karl66
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordylines. Pruning help
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Cordylines. Pruning help

Hi, regarding trachys ….im afraid you'll just have to be patient with them,especially from that size,there always better in the open ground.If you continue to cut the cordy leaves close to trunk as seen in your pic the old leaf bases will eventually fall off as the trunk grows. I'm sorry to inform y...
by karl66
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Cordyline Australis
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Cordyline Australis

You will have to gauge that yourself...your in a very dry county so make sure they don't dry out.
by karl66
Wed May 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Cordyline Australis
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Cordyline Australis

Hi angela, sorry but I wouldn't hold your breath with them! 90% chance they'll decline after being dug out. You don't want to be feeding them anything..just water and hope for the best.
by karl66
Sun May 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chammy flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Chammy flowering

Mine all flower like clockwork... ive never seen an advantage cutting them off, plus they look lovely.
by karl66
Sun May 26, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member from Birmingham
Replies: 10
Views: 337

New member from Birmingham

Hi stu, I have various bamboo's for sale from time to time, and fargesia robusta campbell would be an easy one for you to start with...although ANY type of boo's need regular containment whether its a clumper or running type.
karl.
by karl66
Wed May 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo Screen / Hedge
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Bamboo Screen / Hedge

Hi jonty, i'm afraid ive got to disagree with Grev regarding phyllostachys being well behaved!....it is only my experience i'm talking about. Some of mine have been as good as gold but i'd not recommend along a fence as they'll soon be friendly with your neighbour regardless of containing with barri...
by karl66
Thu May 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Keen Newbie from the Midlands
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

I 've always got bits and bobs for sale...your welcome to visit the garden as long as I have a little notice. Karl.
by karl66
Wed May 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Copper beech hedging

Thanks grev,i've seen similar done before and it does look effective,i wont be lacking interest in the garden believe me!,also got portugese laurel eleaganus limelight to add colour.
by karl66
Wed May 08, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Keen Newbie from the Midlands
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

I'm in Halesowen.
by karl66
Tue May 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Copper beech hedging

Many thanks chad/chez, I may be able to get 18 inches from fence at a push,i'm not to fussed regarding dieback on fence side as there's a gravel board and a five foot timber panel. I originally wanted some for right at bottom of garden but reading up on them they don't like clay especially if it ret...
by karl66
Tue May 07, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Keen Newbie from the Midlands
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Hi Jay, where in the midlands are you?
by karl66
Tue May 07, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 100s of free trachycarpus plants
Replies: 6
Views: 504

100s of free trachycarpus plants

Hi Darren...I thought I was seeing a ghost!,are you still as keen or got bored. I was only thinking of some of the old members recently, i'm living in a mini jungle here so no palms required thanks.
by karl66
Mon May 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Copper beech hedging

Hi chad, thanks for reply. The exact type is fagus sylvatica purpurea. when they go in i'm thinking about 12 inches from solid featheredge fence which is six feet high...and hopefully letting beech grow about a foot above the fence height?.
by karl66
Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Copper beech hedging

I've got hold of some nice pot grown 5 litre plants, i plan on putting them against an existing fence but not in the near future so have temporary potted them up to 7.5 litre pots. I'm wondering whether I'll need to plant them in a double staggered row or single file?.
by karl66
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brodsworth hall/gardens.
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Brodsworth hall/gardens.

This is one of English heritages properties, we visited the house last week and were impressed how it had been preserved. The gardens are simply stunning...nothing really rare but a fantastic mix of evergreens which were impeccable and a sunken fern area with some great design features,well worth a ...