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by samj
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 3500

Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

I've seen one where its trunk has started to split open due to it being stripped. Is that a common occurrence?
by samj
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Euphorbia
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Euphorbia

Can anyone recommend any large hardy / exotic looking Euphorbias? There seems to be so many in the genus and I don't know where to start.. (Thanks in Advance)
by samj
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?

Could anyone tell me if they think this is a P. henkelli or not? cheers

podocarpus 2.jpg
podocarpus 1.jpg
by samj
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Quercus Ilex Holm oak
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Quercia Ilex Holm oak

Ive planted 20 amongst a shelter belt, they have not been at all fussy and are growing more quickly than I was expecting (but I will still be waiting a long time for them to get to a decent height!)
by samj
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?

My partner bought me a what I have always thought was a Podocarpus henkelli from Trevenna Cross 5 years ago but after reading this thread, im starting to think it might be a P.salignus. However, I've compared P.salignus and P.henkelli on google images and to me mine still looks like a henkelli. It w...
by samj
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anybody checked their Dicksonia Antartica's recently
Replies: 118
Views: 4592

Re: Anybody checked there Dicksonia Antartica's recently

My D. antartica has it knuckles, but my D. squarrossa is still growing fronds (at a slow rate). Is this one of the reasons why squarrosa are more tender?
by samj
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?
Replies: 48
Views: 3566

Re: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?

My inlaws who live on the north coast of brittany planted several Pheonix Canariensis 1m away from a boundary wall. They are finally just starting to form proper trunks, but the bases are now pressed right against the wall!! They are now worried as it is looking more and more likely that they will h...
by samj
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Help needed,choosing a pine tree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Help needed,choosing a pine tree.

Probably too late but how about Pinus thunbergii (japanese black pine)
by samj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 1532

Re: Eriobotrya japonica

I bought it for the foliage and hadn't considered the fruits .. Are the fruits good enough to eat when grown in the uk?
by samj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 1532

Re: Eriobotrya japonica

Dave Brown wrote:It may also be to control size or vigour
cordyman wrote:It may also give the desirable long trunk with bushy head that many desire
Oh dear.. I was hoping it would grow to be big and messy (I like things rustic :D ).

Thanks for your help though..
by samj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 1532

Re: Eriobotrya japonica

Thanks, that makes sense.. I guess thats why fruit trees are usually grafted
by samj
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 1532

Eriobotrya japonica

I got my first Eriobotrya japonica today and found that it was grafted. Is this normal and OK?
by samj
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Why do Dicksonia antarctica change colour ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2149

Re: Why do Dicksonia antarctica change colour ?

All the trunk that has grown on mine since it was planted in the UK is light brown / slightly orange and the original trunk is a darker brown. My guess would be that the colour differences is due to climate as I've seen lots of Dicksonia Antartica in Cornwall, but never a grey one. I think we get mo...
by samj
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64529

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: sleeper beds

Yorkshire Kris wrote:The raised beds themselves will be filled with topsoil and quality compost and manure
Thanks Kris.. Is it best to avoid hardcore and to encourage the worms to make the soil drain?
by samj
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64529

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: sleeper beds

Your project looks similar to mine (I will also need to improve my drainage when I build raised beds). Could you tell me the grade/type of sand and gravel have you used? As I am not sure what is best. I once used leftover soft sand from when I built my house and it was a disaster (made the drainage ...