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by Neil Ziemski
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Today's acquisition ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1442

Re: Today's acquisition ........

I would definitely cut some culms back.
Let more light to the centre and help reduce stress after the removal.
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cleomes
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Cleomes

I grow these every year
Straight out of the packet into compost, on window cill, germinate In a week!
Flower every year for me, but make sure you pinch the main flower spike out and they will multi brach and flower on each one.
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Melianthus Major
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Melianthus Major

Even up here in the north mine looks similar.
I won't do it now but I still thought about hard pruning mine as it looks woody and untidy at the base.
Normally after winter it all looks crappe so I cut it back, I'm thinking it's too late now.
What do others do?
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

Re: How quickly a bamboo can spread and how to remove

The video dosen't look like its in the uk anyway, chances are bamboo won't behave like that here anyway.
The is only one bamboo I own that I am afraid to plant and it's a tuminissinoda, anyone else got one.
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: evergreens for pots
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: evergreens for pots

Pieris
Grows well in pots
by Neil Ziemski
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: Tetrapanax

I have an unusual bulge to one of my growing points so I thought mine might flower.
Also mine are just starting to put on growth so I'll soon find out.
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden

If the first pic is what you are aiming for then try to re-create it on your scale. Buy another palm and plant it further up on the opposite side. I would then cut out borders, creating a grass path winding towards the back and fill the borders over time. ItI could look really nice, I'd be tempted t...
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much???
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: How much???

Tiki hut to build, water feature to build.
Can't resist plants, always need compost, seeds etc ect
Be lucky to keep it to £1000.
But can't resist at garden centres!
by Neil Ziemski
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding palms
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Feeding palms

Hi all.
I have quite a few Trachys, Chammies and more to come probably.
Does anyone feed and if so what with.
I have been looking at Palm Focus, Palm Booster and other granular feeds on Hardy Palms, what is the best ?
Anyone having good results with anything in particular.
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: musa sikkimensis
Replies: 28
Views: 1905

Re: musa sikkimensis

I've been looking for one for ages.
Please post a link if found for sale
Cheers
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

Regarding the link to Parker's

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-0005577 ... ed-bamboo/

Bamboo is often labelled incorrectly, even from the big companies.
I think that could be Fargesia jiuzhaigou.
Neil
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Anyone found a cheap source of root barrier?
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Anyone found a cheap source of root barrier?

I have been looking for root barrier for a while as well.
I totally agree with the over pricing of it.
Keep an eye on e bay, a fair bit on there
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

Good idea - about 50cm depth, 25cm height and width as long as the run?[/quote]
Why not forget the depth, like most bamboo they root shallow and use a barrier the length of the hedge
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

Reason against pots
Rufa are very thirsty and dry out too quickly and begin to look shabby.
if in the ground you can get two series of culm production in a year, unlikely in pots.
by Neil Ziemski
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: Growing a Fargesia rufa Bamboo Hedge

I agree totally regarding pots, it's a no. I have loads of Rufa, my potted one last year struggled along, it's now in the ground. Regarding hedge material, I think it's well suited , although it can be floppy, over time it bulks up really well and can be shaped due to its high culm production. You c...