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by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Longest summer since 1910 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Longest summer since 1910 :)

Sorry to be the "Voice of Doom", but it's the Daily Express and I am not going to even boost their clicks by clicking through on the link. never been on their site before so dont know how reliable this paper is - was just checking out weather for the week ahead - then it popped up on google the hea...
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Longest summer since 1910 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Longest summer since 1910 :)

If this is true - my washingtonia robusta will get a good start to its life! But on the downside my robellini will need some extra shade from the sun - it limped with persistent sun last year, although it was probably acclimatising, despite daily watering. http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/46 ......
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Concrete - how tall is your scabrida now? Got any pics? I have a couple of pots that are fairly dense but only 25cm or so tall - wondering how many seasons they'll need to get up to 2m plus, as that will influence where I put them! Bought start of this year - 30Litre, its around 1.2 metres tall i t...
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Warm watering .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Warm watering .......

Nice topic - has opened my eyes - might give this a try to my new additions this spring to see if it helps to get notably established quicker
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

4-5 metres - BUT - with any fargesia you can cut a culm at a certain height and it will never grow taller. So you can get a 2--3 metre robusta with some topping off. Its meant to be really good against wind, so ideal for exposed locations.
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 58053

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection

Drain SLEEVES further help too... to mininise silt. As silt can still enter the holes in a pipe over time
http://images.lowes.com/product/convert ... 1009lg.jpg
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Which schefflera ?

Thanks, will work perfectly for me, looks so great
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Fargesia scabrida Asian wonder, non invasive and reaches 2-3 metres, no need for root barrier. Culms look beautiful against its leaves. I love mine. My next purchase is the fargesia jiu 1. Around 2.5 metres with a reddish culm appearance. Again non invasive
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much???
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: How much???

Just turned April and already went over my budget set in january! EEEKKKK!!! Looks more like doubling my budget the way things are going
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: anyone planted out his maurelli ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: anyone planted out his maurelli ?

When is the best time to put maurelli plug plants out?? or let them grow in 3 -5 litre pots first? Currently in small 9cm pots i think.
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Which schefflera ?

Anyone know the growth rate of the Rhododendrifolia? Ideally i want it around 6-8 foot to plug a nice gap in my garden border - does it take to heavy pruning? Invasive?
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!

Great for people in Australia! :lol:
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three
Replies: 2056
Views: 61626

Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

I like gardens where you can really get lost into another time period and place altogether - and that's the exact feeling from the video i saw a few pages back - well done.
by ConcreteJungle
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Phoenix roebelini at local GC
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Phoenix roebelini at local GC

Always the good looking ones are hard to keep!!!
by ConcreteJungle
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Fieldfests Blog
Replies: 227
Views: 11731

Re: Fieldfests Blog

Very nice front garden - mine is just a concrete drive way - with a small planting are to one side (as of yet - full of weeds!)