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by Blairs
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is my cordyline dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Is my cordyline dead?

I lost the top growth of 3 of mine and all are regrowing from the base. I think drainage played a big part in it as neighbouring ones were fine. Does the base get sun to prompt growth? Is the trunk soft?
by Blairs
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?

Johnlenham wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Ahhh that explains it. there was no prices on anything so it put me off totally as I could be picking up a £50 thing lol
One of the plants that I picked was £90 when he replied...so I did not bother.
by Blairs
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?

chainsaw kid wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:07 am
But for a more varied selection of unusual plants Pan Global Plants a couple of miles up the M5 is also a joy to behold.
Panglobal has excellent plants and variety. I object to the not knowing the price until you order though unless Nick has changed things.
by Blairs
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: decking oil or stain
Replies: 7
Views: 634

decking oil or stain

Yacht varnish comes in Matt/satin. Super shiny decking will look a tad shitty.
by Blairs
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: decking oil or stain
Replies: 7
Views: 634

decking oil or stain

Yacht varnish for long term protection and look. Oils and stains don’t work well if you are putting down softwood decking, which most people in the U.K. use and neither protect well.
by Blairs
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Jubaea growth.
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Jubaea growth.

I have been keeping an eye on mine and can see new fronds emerging. I really need to move it to see it better. I did notice that it out our roots in sitting water a few feet down.
by Blairs
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 31
Views: 2417

Heatwave

That is a good thing in some ways Otto as it means that your house is well insulated. My house has been too warm at night as south facing and keeps the warmth, esp upstairs. In warm countries they close windows between 10am till late evening and draw curtains to keep the heat out. Opening windows ea...
by Blairs
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Washi was planted too close to the wall..
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

My Washi was planted too close to the wall..

I see the pics as well. Must be a fix 😆
by Blairs
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New to tropicals, renovating my garden
Replies: 25
Views: 1901

New to tropicals, renovating my garden

Personally, I reckon -8 is pushing t for washies, I would stick to Trackies, Chammies and Jubs. I would say -4c. Without protection the fronds go brown at 0c and smallish ones die at -3c or prolonged near frozen temps. Unless you can really protect it like Dave does with lights or heating cables an...
by Blairs
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus watering
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Trachycarpus watering

Potted ones should never be left to dry out. Those in the ground will do better but still need a good soak. A weekly feed and soaking when dry to the finger is a good approach.
by Blairs
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

List of reccomended online suppliers/nurseries?

Barracott seems to have a lot of interesting plants that are hardy tropical and have had good feedback on the HTUK Facebook site.
by Blairs
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 31
Views: 2417

Heatwave

I have 3 Acacia, 1 sailed through winter and 2 died back. One has come back from the branches and one has not done much as I cut back the branches. So not cutting it back is the way to go. I need to check if the latter one has come back from the root.
by Blairs
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do insecticides damage banana plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Do insecticides damage banana plants?

Are they just white and greenfly? Surely just a hose of water will get rid of them? I don’t think that insecticide will harm Musa or Ensete.
by Blairs
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New From South Yorkshire
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

New From South Yorkshire

Welcome Andrew
by Blairs
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Opuntia - thriving
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Opuntia - thriving

Would be good to know what type as I would like to try. I have the plan Opuntia ficus-indica which I kept indoors this winter. Yours looks more spiky but can be mine are immature. I tried the fruit as I got 3. Lots of stone like seeds, very purple pink watery juice which stains and tasted like grass...