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by DiCasS
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Schefflera taiwaniana

When I had my first macrophylla, I took Crug's low temperature as a rough guide. Unfortunately it died the first Winter, I had it for just a few months. I've got another 2 which I've had for a few years, (one from Chad, thank you) but feel that they would both benefit from being out of their pots an...
by DiCasS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Schefflera taiwaniana

Thanks Arlon. If I'm successful I'll try it further up the garden where it's definitely a couple of degrees warmer than where I have it now. The delavayi I was surprised about. I mentioned it on this sister site and think I said it was about 3ft wide but looking at it closer it was more like 4 1/2 f...
by DiCasS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Schefflera taiwaniana

Great propogation. I've tried and failed with rhododendrofolia, with a different method, and think I will try yours next year. The plant I have needs thinning out as I've lost the growing point many times since I've had it and now looks overcrowded. How long did it take to form roots? I'm guessing t...
by DiCasS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

Trouble is, if you take the side shoots off and we have really low temperatures again, then you have no plant, but leaving the side shoots on, at least one or more will likely survive, so all is not lost.

Di
by DiCasS
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rain
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Rain

It looks menacing outside, maybe today's the day.
by DiCasS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rain
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Rain

Nothing here, and like you haven't had any rain for ages. It's cooler though. 18 degrees today.

Di
by DiCasS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lapageria rosea
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Lapageria rosea

They needs shade. I have mine (or did have) on the north side of my Trachycarpus and have had no problems with it prior to this Winter. The only downside were the small snails that used to feast on it. :(

Di
by DiCasS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lapageria rosea
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Lapageria rosea

Said I wouldn't try these again, but as being as they are so beautiful, I have :lol: Again, I bought my seeds from Chileflora earlier in the year, went on holiday for a couple of weeks and left them in the not so capable hands of my non-gardening daughter. Came back and am pleased to say they are in...
by DiCasS
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter records
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Winter records

Wish we could see your photos ted. It's gutting to lose a nice specimen, it must have looked wonderful with leaves that size. I haven't got many succulents, two or 3 maybe but was surprised 3 small parryi's survived without protection planted right up against my house. I feel blessed they're alive. ...
by DiCasS
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hardenbergia violacea
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Hardenbergia violacea

Sorry about the delay in replying. It was Hayloft who suggested it was "heavily scented", maybe a typo. Saying that my nose isn't that good on picking up some smells, hopefully I'll find out in the not too distant future. I'm trusting my non gardening daughter with the watering whilst away, and she ...
by DiCasS
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hardenbergia violacea
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Hardenbergia violacea

I would be really pleased if mine grew as well as yours Charlie. I do heat the conservatory in Winter and am hopeful of flowers now I've read your comments. I believe they are scented and flower in the early part of the year?? If that's the case, it will be nice to have a bit of perfume in there dur...
by DiCasS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hardenbergia violacea
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Hardenbergia violacea

Well, I've been doing a bit of reading and am quite excited about these plants and realise I will need just the one plant to the pot. It's a vigorous grower and shall be kept in my conservatory during the Winter. Not sure how old before they flower but below is a picture of one in flower. I think it...
by DiCasS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa folding leaves?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Musa folding leaves?

I can't see much wrong with your nanas John, they look fine. icon_thumleft

Di
by DiCasS
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa folding leaves?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Musa folding leaves?

I wish I could take a pic of my Basjoo as the leaves on mine close up in hot weather too, just as Jim describes. It's planted in the ground and in full sun. I've just tested the soil and it's still moist from my last watering. I would imagine also, if it isn't getting enough water, it would have the...
by DiCasS
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave americana hardiness
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Agave americana hardiness

Mine is up against my south facing wall in a big pot and it came through this Winter with just damage to one or two outermost leaves. I hardly protected it, I say hardly, I did protect it with fleece in December when we had the snow, but took it off when the snow had gone so went totally unprotected...