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by Libby
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Bird of paradise
Replies: 19
Views: 4369

Re: Bird of paradise

so 4 years on...... has it flowered?
by Libby
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Open again this year!
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Just picked one up half price in a sale in the garden centre, well chuffed!
by Libby
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Open again this year!
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Excellent idea a greenhouse within a greenhouse, never thought of that, definitely worth a look. Thanks
by Libby
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Open again this year!
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Garden Open again this year!

Yet again I am opening my garden on the village Open Gardens day! I really need to get seed planting and have a heated (5C absolute max) greenhouse. I also have a fantastically big heated propagator. The problem I found 2 years ago was starting the really early seeds off no problem but when they had...
by Libby
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Catalpa Bignonioides
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Catalpa Bignonioides

I was wondering.......... I have quite a number of potted bamboo's and I really need something planted where the Indian bean tree was to give the garden balance, should I plant one of my bamboos and see how it does? The bad new is that my neighbours enormous beech hedge appears to have been affected...
by Libby
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Catalpa Bignonioides
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Catalpa Bignonioides

I did some further research myself and have now come to that conclusion also. I was extremely surprised to see how many other plants, trees and vegetables where affected by this. It stated that I need to dig out as much root stock as possible and then grass it over for 15 years :shock: Bearing in mi...
by Libby
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Catalpa Bignonioides
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Catalpa Bignonioides

I will definately give the feed ago, can anyone recommend a 10 10 10 or as close as please?
by Libby
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Catalpa Bignonioides
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Catalpa Bignonioides

Seems Catalpa is very susceptible to Verticillium Wilt disease http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1400-6.html http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/circ554.html http://nac.unl.edu/documents/diseasetrees/chap44.pdf Oh phewy, this doesn't look good. It has always had yellowish leaves from the day we go...
by Libby
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Catalpa Bignonioides
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Catalpa Bignonioides

I have a problem with my Indian Bean Tree, this has never happened before, it started yesterday so I left the hose on it last night for 2 hours incase it was lack of water. On the right it seems OK top and middle -crisp, left droopy. http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i284/woodlandsworld/DSCF5618_zps...
by Libby
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Composting (60/40% greens/carbon)
Replies: 66
Views: 2590

Re: Composting (60/40% greens/carbon)

I have never been successful with composting, but keep trying. I do mix what goes in, using cardboard and shredded paper. I will get hold of some more horsemanure to get the new bin started. I also have bokashi bins, I'm thrilled they can be added direct to the compost, I didn't realise this, so wil...
by Libby
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Electric Bill Horror
Replies: 71
Views: 3024

Re: Winter Electric Bill Horror

We used to pay a Direct Debit of £65 per month, when the bill came in they wanted to increase it to £81 :o bearing in mind my hubby is now semi retired and our income has reduce to a quarter of what it was, this was way too much, so we paid the difference and agreed to increase to £70 a month!! So ...
by Libby
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Electric Bill Horror
Replies: 71
Views: 3024

Re: Winter Electric Bill Horror

We used to pay a Direct Debit of £65 per month, when the bill came in they wanted to increase it to £81 :o bearing in mind my hubby is now semi retired and our income has reduce to a quarter of what it was, this was way too much, so we paid the difference and agreed to increase to £70 a month!! So a...
by Libby
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Electric Bill Horror
Replies: 71
Views: 3024

Re: Winter Electric Bill Horror

I will have a look for Daves lunar watchymicallit. Depending on whether hubby gets work again really dictates the spend on this. If he does get work, we are seriously considering a conservatory, which we can obviously heat. The downside is we are south facing and we will cook, if we ever get hot sum...
by Libby
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Electric Bill Horror
Replies: 71
Views: 3024

Re: Winter Electric Bill Horror

this I think is turning into a very interesting thread. I live in a very old (1860) mid terrace cottage, which has no garage, I do have a loft but the mice move in, in the winter and I think it is probably too cold up there anyway. I do hear what people are saying and I think a good thermostat will ...