Search found 422 matches

by multim
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Basjoo
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Basjoo

Don't worry, the first leaf will be tatty, it's normal.
by multim
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Warm watering .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Warm watering .......

I water from a can which at ambient temperature. Less of a shock to plants than a soaking from a hose.
by multim
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much is your water bill?
Replies: 41
Views: 1775

Re: How much is your water bill?

I still think mine is the cheapest at £120 per year. I gather and cut my own wood for heating, so wait for it, my gas bill for the last three months
arrived yesterday = £40. (heating the water and for cooking)
by multim
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant hardy?
Replies: 28
Views: 3068

Re: Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant hardy?

I think the word 'hardy' is really 'FOOLHARDY'! In some of the very few favoured and sheltered locations in the UK they may survive quite well for some time until we have a stinker of a Winter such as '09-'10.
by multim
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1738

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

[/quote]One of mine has also been planted out for around 20 years, was a small specimen with no trunk but has now around 5 feet of trunk! I have another that was planted out around 10 years ago already with about 3 feet of trunk now has between 6-7 feet of trunk, both in full sun so take from that w...
by multim
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1738

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

Steph, Do you mean the trunk height or overall? Were talking trunk height - Chamearops Humilis.
This one was planted around 20 years ago. It already had about 2 feet of trunk. It now measures 4 feet of trunk. Sure, if you add the leaf height it is 7 feet tall.
by multim
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1738

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

Per year? These are slow growing and you won't notice much increase in trunk height after a year, perhaps an inch?
by multim
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2798

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

Crikey - that IS a whopper, I see that you didn't go with 'gift wrapped' option! That's going to look great when you manage to get it planted. You have a nice spell of weather this weekend to invite lots of strong mates around for a barby :D
by multim
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2798

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

Well tomorrow's come so where's the image - was it worth the wait?
by multim
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.

Along with the storm of '87, best left forgotten! I am old enough to remember the Winter of '63. Now that WAS cold.
by multim
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Auto vent opener
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Auto vent opener

I used to use a Jemp-Vent which was good. These types mostly use an expansive wax within a cylinder which expands to open the vent during hot weather. I don't have a greenhouse anymore as the smaller one's get hot in Summer and cold in Winter.
by multim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: chamaerops humilis from B&Q
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

Initially I thought that the Trachycarpus was £60 - that would have been a bargain! End of last year I bought 2 similar sized Chamearops for £30. One of which shows now signs of producing offsets so it may me prone to the ambiguous ' arborescens' nomenclature. Still, worth a punt at £30. Unless site...
by multim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: your arid beds

Agreed. Opuntia is deceptively prickley plant. Don't get fooled by the large spines as they usually have little brown almost hairy spines which truly get under your skin and are a devil to remove.
by multim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Arundo donax

I've grown A. Donax in the green form and the variegated form for some years. The green form makes good height each year, probably 12 + feet. The stems go brown during Winter and are cut to the base in Spring. Perfectly hardy here, no protection, no additional water or food - they just get on with i...
by multim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.

I depends a lot on growing conditions. They are usually described as biennials but more often triennials.
I thought that I'd try one again, so bought one about 1 foot tall (sown previous season) from Cornwall. Planted Spring last year and it's now 7 feet tall and full of buds..Thank you, mild Winter!