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by JBALLY
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bamboo VS Acers, leaf drop + decking maintenance
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Bamboo VS Acers, leaf drop

If you "shake n vac" it first Cordy mate it puts the freshness back! The acer on my brothers deck only drops its leaves once all in one go in the autumn and they are easy to get up and dont make too much of a mess but that is only one small tree in a pot standing about 5ft tall.
by JBALLY
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any rodent damage in your garden?
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Any rodent damage in your garden?

I do suffer with mice chewing things in the veg garden like round the tops of the odd beetroot or carrot but have not noticed any damage in the rest of the garden yet though, I do go on massive catching campaigns though when pea planting time comes around and this year my tally is already well into ...
by JBALLY
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Quadrology - Cerifera joins pack!
Replies: 19
Views: 1538

Re: The Quadrology - Cerifera joins pack!

Yes Cordy mate I think they have been crossed very successfully before but I think in my case they will be pure cerifera as the two cerifera in my greenhouse were male and female and flowered at the same time, then my vulcano started to put out male spathes a week behind and was then put in the gree...
by JBALLY
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Quadrology - Cerifera joins pack!
Replies: 19
Views: 1538

Re: The Quadrology - Cerifera joins pack!

It looks like my favourite two cerifera have pollinated each other and as they have been kept together isolated in one of my greenhouses with the only other flowering chammy being a vulcano in their( the vulcano flowered about a week after the cerifera started to flower) looks like I have got massiv...
by JBALLY
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering

It will be kept growing over winter, it is more about getting hold of a thai giant and a few other not so easy to get hold of colocasia rather than trying to get big leaves from them this year. I have got a few others variety of colocasia and alocasia to give me big leaves this season and they are d...
by JBALLY
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering

I hope mine is growing well but I do not know what it is like at the moment as I am still waiting for it to be delivered from amulree lol, but look forward to the challenge of growing it nice and big when it finally does arrive :)
by JBALLY
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: RIP Paul h
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: RIP Paul h

I have read a lot of his old posts and found them very informative and helpful and it is very sad he has passed away R.I.P.
by JBALLY
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordy's Volcano Eruption! - vulcano flower???
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: Cordy's Volcano Eruption! - vulcano flower???

It does look like a vulcano Cordy mate just a bit young to have the very dense packed habit of a slightly more mature plant, I have just gone outside and checked a few of mine and two had literally no teeth just about as smooth as a babys bottom but one has a few irregular teeth on some of the leves...
by JBALLY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Not The Norm At B&Q
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Not The Norm At B&Q

I went to my local B & Q the other day to pick up a couple of bits including a impulse purchase of a 125ltr bag of multipurpose compost (the quality is definitely better this year) which was only three quid because of a tiny rip in the top of the bag but back on topic they had a few more adventurous...
by JBALLY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid decline :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Cordy I had a problem with cats snapping stems of newly planted climbers in one of the gardens I work in and had to resort to putting a te-pee of small canes around them to stop the damage until they were well established and by then the canes were nearly invisible covered by the foliage.
by JBALLY
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordy's Volcano Eruption! - vulcano flower???
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: Cordy's Volcano Eruption! - vulcano flower???

I have just noticed that my smallest chammy vulcano is flowering so it now may be possible to do my own cross pollination with one of my two flowering chammy cerifera as long as they are all do not turn out to be the same sex icon_cheers , should make for some brilliant off-spring so long as everyth...
by JBALLY
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: canna australia
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: canna australia

Panama Pete were did you get the canna australia from and how much as I have been wanting one and yours look nice and healthy and more important "virus free" and you do not live too far away from me so if you got them from somewhere local it should not be too out of the question for me to pay them a...
by JBALLY
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New buy
Replies: 25
Views: 1529

Re: New buy

Very nice mate, I wouldnt of passed that up for £100 either it looks stunning.
by JBALLY
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid decline :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

The passiflora should recover as it does not look too bad and you have potted it into a better mix quite quickly. They are very easy to take cuttings from as well so if you do get it going again take a few cuttings and give them a little bottom heat they root quite fast and then you will have a coup...
by JBALLY
Wed May 29, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstanding
Replies: 31
Views: 1333

Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

The garden is looking really good Springy mate, just the look I like icon_thumleft