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by Steady
Wed May 22, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: If allergic to fish, will fish extract fert cause probs?
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: If allergic to fish, will fish extract fert cause probs?

I would have never seen that one coming! Its amazing the things you have to think about in sometimes!!
by Steady
Wed May 22, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: New Member

Welcome to the forum!
by Steady
Wed May 22, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Green ensete ventricosum in pot
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Green ensete ventricosum in pot

The problems with Ensete are.... they like lots of water in the warmer months, but must be dry if cold enough for growth to stop. This is a dilema if left in the same compost, and is why I overwinter my Ensete bare root. If you are going to leave in the same compost in a pot ensure it is very well ...
by Steady
Wed May 22, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Green ensete ventricosum in pot
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Green ensete ventricosum in pot

I put my first green Ensete in a raised planter after overwintering it in a frost-free greenhouse using a twelve inch tub with a potting mix of MPC, John Innes and sharp sand. The planter was clay soil with well rotted compost. The following winter I cut off the leaves, put very dry strawy manure a...
by Steady
Tue May 21, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Green ensete ventricosum in pot
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Green ensete ventricosum in pot

I've bought a green ensete and have since decided I havnt really got much room in the borders so have decided to pot it up, I'm going to buy a pretty big pot as required but wondering what would be the best potting mix for drainage and possibly overwintering? I've been reading other threads and gues...
by Steady
Sun May 12, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi from Paul in Essex
Replies: 30
Views: 1955

Re: Hi from Paul in Essex

Love the garden, welcome to the forum!
by Steady
Sun May 12, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Sizing plants for borders
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Sizing plants for borders

I used a lot of annuals and perennials for the first couple of years until I had some larger plants to put in or until the smaller plants had filled out. My garden history link below shows how it looked in the first year going from nothing up until the first winter. You would be surprised at just h...
by Steady
Sun May 12, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cycad flush. AGAIN!
Replies: 84
Views: 5286

Re: Cycad flush

I bought my largest cycad from the palm centre earlier this year and it was in mid flush, it's still in mid flush now and hasn't moved! I'm sure it'll just carry on when it's ready but Ive put it out and I'm reluctant to move it much as it might repay me with wonky fronds!
by Steady
Sun May 12, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are your cannas out yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Are your cannas out yet?

I've grown mine from seed this year as had some stored rhizomes but chucked them as suspected they were virused plants, there still in my lean to but I've been hardening them off over the last few weeks. I've got some indica and tuerckheimii, anyone had any decent size from the tuerckheimii ?
by Steady
Sun May 12, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Sizing plants for borders
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Sizing plants for borders

As I'm still relatively new to gardening I'm only starting to get my head around sizing plants for decent looking borders, the problem I find is that unless you can buy large mature plants that can be planted at the back of the border straight away a young plant looks out of place. Is it just the ca...
by Steady
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Slug Invasion
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Slug Invasion

Is they're any evidence published that birds eat the pellet poisoned slugs and die because of it? I've used some in the garden lately and have been worrying a bit, would hate to harm the robins and such..
by Steady
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: spec me a sack truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2786

Re: spec me a sack truck!

Recently bought mine of eBay at 23.95 with free delivery, it can handle loads up to 600lb and has pneumatic tyres, I really rate it after trying various other types. Just search sack truck in eBay, they're still for sale
by Steady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Hello Spring/summer 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: Hello Spring/summer 2013

I think the shorts and BBQ will be coming out looking at the current output. Welcome back Spring my old friend, you have been sorely missed. icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/Rtavn15017.png http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/ecmwf/r ... 0.GIF?08-0 Finally some outpu...
by Steady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Digging up Dickinson antarctica
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Digging up Dickinson antarctica

Thanks all for the advice, just watched the episode of GW and thought was interesting about the ways of rooting various plants particularly the tree ferns, might be worth trying in the future if have the time to wait! Going to pickup in the next few days so will have to prepare my planting area so ...
by Steady
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Digging up Dickinson antarctica
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Digging up Dickinson antarctica

Thanks all for the advice, just watched the episode of GW and thought was interesting about the ways of rooting various plants particularly the tree ferns, might be worth trying in the future if have the time to wait! Going to pickup in the next few days so will have to prepare my planting area so t...