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by timj17
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

Hi, Yes, sorry my reply wasn't much help with the original question! The seeds were placed in a mixture of approx 60% Sphagnum Moss, 20% Peat compost and 20% perlite. I too have heard they don't need a lot of heat, but mine were placed with my other seeds on top of my central heating boiler. Approx ...
by timj17
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

And they were great seeds John, I have 14 seedlings in a zip lock so far after about 12 weeks.
by timj17
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Echium transplant
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Echium transplant

In my experience they don't like being moved but do recover well. I dug up quite a few self sown seedlings at my parents house. By the time I got them home they all looked dead but I potted them up anyway and watered a lot, leaving them sitting in water for a day. They all came back fine, even one w...
by timj17
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

You can find twin Trachys, this one is in Goodrington, Paignton.
by timj17
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Seedling ID?

Thanks for your replies. Just googled fragrans and marginata, I'm not so keen on those, they look like houseplants. Time will tell I guess!
by timj17
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is killing my Washingtonias
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: What is killing my Washingtonias

Thanks for the advice. I'll crank the fan up for now and get them outside or open the door as it warms up.
by timj17
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is killing my Washingtonias
Replies: 4
Views: 417

What is killing my Washingtonias

Hi, Just wanted to see if anyone had some advice on this fungus/mould/insect killing spears on my Washingtonia seedlings. Also seems to affect Jubaea seedlings to a lesser extract but everything else is unaffected. I've tried a fungus spray but I didn't seem to help a lot, I've also put a fan in the...
by timj17
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Seedling ID?

Also threw some old palm seeds in the pot from jungle seeds back in 2010 and 2 Butia Yatay came up which was a nice surprise.
by timj17
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Seedling ID?

I can't remember what the seed looked like.

It was grown on a heat pad in my garage with very little light then moved to an individual pot on the floor of the greenhouse again without a lot of light so that could have made it a bit elongated?
by timj17
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I'm Not Saying We've Had a Mild Winter but....
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: I'm Not Saying We've Had a Mild Winter but....

All looking pretty much perfect and unprotected:

Aeoniums
scented geraniums
Lampranthus spectabilis 'Tresco Fire'
Carpobrotus edulis
Howea forsteriana
lots of Osteospermum

If only every winter could be like this (with less rain and wind!)
by timj17
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Seedling ID?

Thanks for your replies. I hope it is a Dracaena, I've always liked them. I also remember picking up some random seeds in the park near the hotel, so could have been from there. What do you think of it's survival chances in Sunny Devon? I also had two seeds grow from what I think was a custard apple...
by timj17
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Seedling ID?

This sprouted from a pot of old seeds I collected in Madiera 4 years ago. I never got round to trying them so threw them in a pot last summer.

It could be an exotic fruit we tried? Or from some seeds I bought in the market in Funchal. Any ideas or too early to tell?

Thanks
by timj17
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!

Thanks Kata, those are the Tresco seedlings.

I bought some Ceroxylon too, they are doing well and moving now.

I love Tresco, have been visiting every year since I was about 7! The Nikau are my favourite, they look as good if not better than ones I've seen in New Zealand!

Tim
by timj17
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!

Hi, All my Great Barrier Island seedlings are all doing well. I think I have arround 50 seedlings from my 100 seeds. The seeds were put into sphagnum moss with a bit of peat and perlite added and seemed to like it quite moist and I've had no problems with rotting so far. They are in the greenhouse (...
by timj17
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Guerrilla gardening
Replies: 23
Views: 1168

Re: Guerrilla gardening

On the subject of Waggie seeds, I recently bought 1000 from rarepalmseeds and they started sprouting after about 2 weeks at room temperature, and near 100% germination now.

I am selling some excess seeds, if you are interested in any you can message me.