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by Westport007
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: ensete vent green got brown patches
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: ensete vent green got brown patches

My plant has been inside now for two weeks and since then has developed these brown patches on existing leaf and also the roller,it is obviously warmer inside than out, never going below 55 f .Had this happened when outside I would have understood but inside and warmer is a mystery.The maurelli is ...
by Westport007
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Does anyone grow/know...
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Does anyone grow/know...

Canna 'pink magic'? I got myself one of these yesterday as a bulb.. It says Indian shot which I've always associated with Canna indica, however I suspect it's a hybrid. Does anyone know the hardiness of these potential hybrids at root level? Here it probably won't make much difference as hardy = te...
by Westport007
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: If I'm going to get a Brugmansia ...... which one?
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: If I'm going to get a Brugmansia ...... which one?

you could for any variety really, as your conditions seem ideal for brugmansias.Give Brugmansia Grand Marnier a go!its scent is lovely and is a beautiful plant aswell.I have it 2 years and never fails to impress.. icon_salut :D
by Westport007
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Waterlogged citrus
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Waterlogged citrus

unfortunately!not very long.all citrus need sharp drainage and minimum of 50F in winter and long hot summers to ripen the wood.With a good guess,coupled with our low winter tempretures in british isles I'd say 2 weeks.Why not dig it up and plant it in a pot with sharp drainage to protect it and if y...
by Westport007
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: tiny gunnera OK outdoors over winter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

Re: tiny gunnera OK outdoors over winter?

it will be fine outside!!!!thats whats wrong with it.its too dry and too warm inside.WORD OF WARNING:THESE ARE VERY INVASIVE AND WILL SELF SEED LIKE CRAZY WHEN THEY START TO PRODUCE SEED.I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE.BEST OF LUCK! I have a very small gunnera in the greenhouse, it doesnt seem to be doing to...
by Westport007
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ficus benjamina - convalescence advice!
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Ficus benjamina - convalescence advice!

hi,thats a nice specimen you have.The leaves look a bit dry so i would advise moving it to somewhere warm and humid,away from any draughts.Also mist the leaves occasionally and give it baby bio.When your happy that it is producing plenty new growth,you could cut out some of the entangled branches an...
by Westport007
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: What's the record for a July average?
Replies: 34
Views: 1653

Re: What's the record for a July average?

hi,

we having brilliant sunshine and tempretures reaching the high twenties here in the west of ireland too.Met eireann are dishing out drought warnings,something which hasn't been done since 1995.long may it continue,summer 2012 was a complete washout. :D icon_salut
by Westport007
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)

Hi All , today I bought a breadfruit from my local , time ago I was reading from an italian forum of peoples who use it as an annual foliage plant , of course the temperature are not as hot as in Italy , but i would love to have a go. anyone has ever tryed????? any tips i have never tried but from ...
by Westport007
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Anyone live in central/western Ireland?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Anyone live in central/western Ireland?

If you do, there could well be some record breaking temperatures for you next week.. there is an outside chance that the all time record of 33.3C set in Kilkenny in 1987, could be broken this week, and local records are sure to be broken away from the Irish east coast. ya we are expecting a heatwav...
by Westport007
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?
Replies: 67
Views: 3878

Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

This is where the Eucs will go. Looks really exposed, not good when eucs have a reputation for dropping branches. I heard that the eucs are more likely to drop branches here because the heavy rainfall causes them to grow more leaves which makes their branches heavier than they would have been in th...
by Westport007
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?
Replies: 67
Views: 3878

Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Here's one of them planted. Got a long long way to go to make an impressive tree. :lol:
i'll be surprised if it survives the winter but best of luck with it.they are really fast growing when they get going. :D
by Westport007
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

Aldi do have them from to time in small pots and are fairly reasonable too price wise!!keep an eye for them. Passionflowers [at least here in Southampton] are rarely killed by the cold but if they do get cut to the ground by either the gardener or by frost they usually grow again from the base. I di...
by Westport007
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?
Replies: 67
Views: 3878

Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

regnans!!!!!!!!omg do not plant that, it can grow over 50m high and besides it won't survive the british winters. :D i would say plant gunni,rubida or acaiciaformis. :D
by Westport007
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: White wonder
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: White wonder

an absolutly beautiful animal.These tigers are so rare in the wild.its a total disgrace that the human being is the cause of these tigers on the bring of extinction.
by Westport007
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton
Replies: 19
Views: 1686

Re: an update on 2 exotic gardens in st denys southampton

ya thats true,they do need a sheltered hot spot for them to grow ok.they are alot more tender than passiflora caerula(excuse the spelling),but are lovely. :)