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by RoyBhamUK
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .
Replies: 76
Views: 4633

Re: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .

very nice garden! what method do you use on all those Musas? I just need to do a few more jobs this weekend, dig up some aroids etc, then i'm all set for -12*c if it so desires :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the kind words folks. :D Cordyman, I use loft insulation to wrap my banana's I buy it from Wi...
by RoyBhamUK
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .
Replies: 76
Views: 4633

Re: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .

:lol: Tee He! 26 approx. icon_study, here's a section of the front and back garden.
by RoyBhamUK
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Basjoo flower
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Musa Basjoo flower

I've had one flower yippee! icon_cheers that has been outside all year in a pot, it is only a small plant but it has flowered and that's a first for me, it is still out there in the cold and appears OK :D
by RoyBhamUK
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .
Replies: 76
Views: 4633

Re: Cold, ice, snow Tuesday 19th onwards. Be ready. . .

Thanks for that info! I'd better start wrapping my 26 Banana plants then. :shock:
by RoyBhamUK
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Digging!
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Trachycarpus Digging!

Thanks for the link Kris icon_thumleft Can I just ask you.

1. How long ago it was when you dug it up?

2. What part of the year?

3. Did it eventually go into the ground?

4. If it was a while ago how is it doing?

Regards Roy
by RoyBhamUK
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Digging!
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Trachycarpus Digging!

Thanks for the advice Guys icon_thumright Food for thought icon_scratch I couldn't find Yorkshire Kris's video has anyone got a link? :happy:
by RoyBhamUK
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Digging!
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Trachycarpus Digging!

Hi! Has anyone ever dug up a 10 to 12 ft tall Trachycarpus? If so how hard was is? I have one that I am reluctant to leave behind, I don't really want to dig it out if I am risking killing it. I have had it for about ten years and grown quite attached to it :roll: Does it have a big root at that hei...
by RoyBhamUK
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Del's Garden Blog: Summer 9-8-13
Replies: 336
Views: 20517

Re: Del's Garden Blog: 2011 to sept 2012

Wow! I’m well impressed Delboy what a transformation and what a lovely variety of exotics and so neat and tidy too! Well done you, have you not been tempted to grow from seed? As you said you have youth on your side and it is quite rewarding seeing them grow albeit slow. I was quite successful growi...
by RoyBhamUK
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection

I lived near the green belt S/West in Brum where the temps reached lows enough to knock out 13ft Cordyline, 3 protected tree ferns and almost kill (all but a leaf or two) an adult Chamearops H. :cry: I have noticed the daffodils in Worcester flower a couple of weeks before they did in Brum where I l...
by RoyBhamUK
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection

For success, move away from Birmingham to somewhere much milder in winter! :lol: :D Conifers. I have now moved to Worcester and hoping it will be a tad milder than B'ham. I have had success growing sub-tropicals in B'ham try Google roybhamuk for some pictures on Webshots before they delete them at ...
by RoyBhamUK
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Banana question?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Banana question?

Sorry Palmer only just spotted your post, they are all basjoo's and all re-potted or transplanted now, I am pondering whether to wrap them all up for winter very soon.

P.S. I have clicked the "Notify me when a reply is posted" button :oops:
by RoyBhamUK
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Protection

I bought these two Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's a couple of weeks ago £3 each, I have never been successful in overwintering them in the past. I have put them in the garage at the moment, do you think that will suffice? Please share your success stories.
by RoyBhamUK
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Banana question?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Banana question?

Thanks Guys I'm off to do some slicing. :wink: Roy
by RoyBhamUK
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Banana question?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Banana question?

Is it too late to remove banana pups large or small? I'd like to try and save them from the coming winter and have a back up stock.

Many thanks Roy
by RoyBhamUK
Tue May 29, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: ID & Care Please
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: ID & Care Please

Thanks for the Info, I think I will bring them indoors in winter, they are lovely palms. Roy