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by SueW
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Palm Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Palm Feed

Thanks, Gogglebox! I'll get out there today and put their bibs on! icon_thumleft
by SueW
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Palm Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Palm Feed

Could someone please remind me when to start feeding/fertilising my palms?

Thanks!
by SueW
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12195

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Planting the new border!

It's filling out beautifully, CP! I love that cordy red star. Its a bold move, planting that Olive into the ground too. Great contrast. :)
by SueW
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree fern.
Replies: 28
Views: 2697

Re: Tree fern.

I've just bought my first Dicksonia. It's from Seagrave's, 2ft stump and £44 quid. Very reasonable I thought. They've sold out but got more coming in April. I've been wanting one for ages and it's only now that I've almost got it's raised bed ready that I decided to go for it. Underneath I want to g...
by SueW
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sue's teeny garden...progress
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Sue's teeny garden...progress

Hubby's keen to get rid of the grass. I'd keep it, but it keeps going very patchy at the end and round the edges and looks awful. When the big tree's in leaf it gets little sunshine and I think that's the biggest problem. (I was sort of hoping these storms would take the tree out- or even the lowest...
by SueW
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sue's teeny garden...progress
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Sue's teeny garden...progress

Well it's been a while but finally I have started to get the back garden the way I want it. It's a very small space, typical terrace garden really, as you can tell from the photos but in a way I'm glad because I couldn't afford to redesign and plant a large garden. This is our little Cornish paradis...
by SueW
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64836

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Starting to look fantastic, Kris! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. :-) I've got some raised beds coming soon, hoping to get a few exotic bits for them, but they'll be in shade/semi shade so I hope to get a nice Dicksonia for the darkest spot. Been lusting after one of they! icon_t...
by SueW
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Unwrapped plants
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Unwrapped plants

I'm glad you guys have unwrapped your Basjoos.. or not even wrapped them in the first place. It made me think to check mine; I just unwrapped it to see how it has going and water has got in. And slugs and earthworms (!) tucked in little corners! The outer leaves/ stem was black, slimy and soggy but ...
by SueW
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Rhodocoma Gigantea
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Rhodocoma Gigantea

Well I wondered if the Rhodi would survive the appalling wind and rain we've had this year but it seems to be thriving! icon_cheers Still smallish but nice and bushy and several new shoots coming up strongly. It's very squidgy underfoot in that part of the garden at the moment; in fact the wet has t...
by SueW
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Is this a Basjoo pup?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Is this a Basjoo pup?

I've just weeded round the base and there are several pups, not just one! icon_cheers
by SueW
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Is this a Basjoo pup?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Is this a Basjoo pup?

icon_cheers Yaaay!

Thanks, HH! icon_thumleft
by SueW
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Is this a Basjoo pup?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Is this a Basjoo pup?

pup.jpg
I was watering my Musa Basjoo today, when I noticed this shoot growing up near the base. Could it be a pup? I have no idea what to look for.

And yes, I really need to weed behind there! :oops:
by SueW
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana
Replies: 27
Views: 1915

Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

It looks a real beaut. And tear-resistant leaves in a windy garden worth their weight in gold! icon_thumleft
by SueW
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello from Cornwall
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: Hello from Cornwall

In fact I had a quick scribble over a photo, on the computer... two ideas, one with straight borders and one more curvy...
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by SueW
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello from Cornwall
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: Hello from Cornwall

LOL yes, mizzle's the word for today.... at least it's topping up the water butts! :lol: My garden's only very tiny; I'm hoping to create a pocket paradise in time though. This autumn should see the start of a bit of a re-jig, getting shot of the lawn (more planting space!) and re-directing the path...