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by James1991
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bindweed
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Bindweed

Hello. I'm trying to get hold of some bindweed but I'm guessing not many people intentionally grow it so I'm not sure where tob find it. It will be grown in containers in a greenhouse and all the flowers removed so it doesn't spread. In the past I've had success using it as a larval host plant for h...
by James1991
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.

one year on the farm we didnt clear the muck fast enough and the mice were everywhere! it was so bad that at times we couldnt see the floor of walk through them! ive never seen anything like it. we dont poison them at clear out time so there was a killing spree by the local predators which was great...
by James1991
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wireworm
Replies: 5
Views: 417

wireworm

has anyone suffered from wireworm? they have destroyed my overwintered onions and i just found a few in my cordyline pot :evil: what treatment would you recommend?
by James1991
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

your arid beds

im new to growing arids and im looking for some inspiration. can you guys/girls post pics of your beds so i can have a looksie. thanks
by James1991
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eu plant black list
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

eu plant black list

so i hear the eu is going to make a black list of non native plants. does anyone think this will affect us?
by James1991
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: plants in pots
Replies: 3
Views: 324

plants in pots

Im not a fan of plants in pots but i notice a lot of people keep plants potted. what is the advantage of this?
by James1991
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pampered plants
Replies: 11
Views: 743

pampered plants

do people have a favourite plant in the garden that gets pampered more than all the rest? i hope im not the only one! That would make me crazy :). For me its my drosophllum as it was the first non edible plant ive ever grown :lol:
by James1991
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: acacia
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: acacia

thanks for the info nigel. is yours in flower atm? the one i bought is covered in flower buds. what will happen if i get a frost? will it kill the flowers?
by James1991
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: acacia
Replies: 6
Views: 560

acacia

i bought an acacia dealbata on a bit of a whim yesterday from the local gc. anyone else grow there? if so how many degrees of frost do they take? do they need pruning? and are they self fertile?
by James1991
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: carnivorous plants
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: carnivorous plants

ive been growing darlingtonia for a few years now but they do take years to get to an impressive size. i have some 3 year olds that are about an inch tall :( i got frustrated and just bought a few plants but lost the lot last summer! it was just to hot for them! Anyone else grow Drosophlum? the best...
by James1991
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: date palm
Replies: 3
Views: 542

date palm

i went to b&q and bought a small date palm and red cordyline for £5! just wondering how hardy these are? even if they are not its got to be worth a punt :lol:
by James1991
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Plants That You Would Like To See On The Market:
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Re: Plants That You Would Like To See On The Market:

If you wanted to go in a different direction its hard to come by hardy aquatic species of utricularia and red forms of aldrovanda. also cephalotus is very easy to propagate but people can charge a hell of a lot for them, i dont really understand that :?
by James1991
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: fast growing plants
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

fast growing plants

im trying to find fast growing plants from seed to add a bit of height to the garden. im poor so trying to keep costs down by growing as much as a i can from seed :lol: but also want a good looking garden quickly. Not even sure if thats possible :?
by James1991
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: carnivorous plants
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: carnivorous plants

living on a farm my house is full of flies :( the plants love it though :lol:
by James1991
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: carnivorous plants
Replies: 5
Views: 550

carnivorous plants

I know most are not tropicals but they are cool plants. i couldnt find a lot about them on here so i thought id make a thread. any other cp growers on here? ive been building my collection for a few years but i never seem to have enough :lol: