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by lucienc
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Two weeks fern growth video in April 2012..
Replies: 42
Views: 1272

Re: Two weeks fern growth video in April 2012..

lol, yeah Kris get the light levels balanced ;)

If people only realised how much work it is to make one of these videos :D
by lucienc
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: paulownia

We took out a 1cm branch the other week (growing in the wrong place), and laid it on the ground so act as woodland scatter. The buds have now formed into leaves. Going to leave it where it is, see if we get any signs of roots.
by lucienc
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: paulownia

Our's is covered in flower-buds, any idea when we might find out if they made it through the winter ?
by lucienc
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Where to buy a good echium?
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: Where to buy a good echium?

Toby Buckland (the old GW presenter) Nurseries has them in stock, and ready to flower. He said they can mail order them. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=241958395899936&set=a.241957399233369.53039.151717881590655&type=1 But don't order until I've had chance to get over there and get one ! :)...
by lucienc
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What do you do when you run out of room in the garden ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3239

Re: What do you do when you run out of room in the garden ?

Libby wrote:are you opening your garden this year? I just assumed cos of the wedding you wouldn't. Let me know the date so we can come again please.
Yes, we plan to open again this year, will let you know, and promote it a bit more than prior years.
by lucienc
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What do you do when you run out of room in the garden ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3239

Re: What do you do when you run out of room in the garden ?

Hey, sorry for the lack of updates, the Trachycarpus's are doing well. Over the years we have thinned them out, some have headed to friends, others have been planted out in official Exmouth in Bloom borders, some have been sold at our annual open garden for Akamba's charity. We've just built a doubl...
by lucienc
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cycas circinalis
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Cycas circinalis

I cant find it now but from memory it was blamed for wiping out near on a whole island by causing a degenerative disease. Mine here is still in a state of defoliation since losing its whole crown last winter in my heated greenhouse, its solid but no signs of anything yet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by lucienc
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Growing Cordyline australis from seed ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: Growing Cordyline australis from seed ?

Spinkle on top of a pot of compost - water - easy loads will come up.

They appear in weeds in our greenhouse plants where seeds have falling on to pots as we walk under a cordyline as we go into the greenhouse.
by lucienc
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cycas circinalis
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Cycas circinalis

Adrian wrote:Hey Lucien, google the plant and read about them being killers
I have, decided not to eat it - :lol: - or bats that eat the seeds
by lucienc
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cycas circinalis
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Cycas circinalis

Lucien, that's the worst website ever! Do they have a site where I can buy from, or at least get some idea of prices? They are working on the website in the winter, they wanted to get the nursery up and running first this year. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Rural-Plants/231604906851201 , mes...
by lucienc
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cycas circinalis
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Cycas circinalis

http://www.urbanandruralplants.co.uk in Exeter have some very nice Cycas circinalis in stock, we've spent ages trying not to get one, but Lee used some good tricks on us, like giving us one to raffle for the open garden. Having seen that weekend how good it looked in the conservatory, we ended up w...
by lucienc
Tue May 10, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete
Replies: 56
Views: 2131

Re: Ensete

I always water from the top, and when big enough put some chicken pellets in the pockets. When it rains the leaves capture water into the pockets, so when watering with the can I do the same.
by lucienc
Tue May 10, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete
Replies: 56
Views: 2131

Re: Ensete

You can keep them in pots, advice I was given was don't overpot them, but water daily and feed loads and loads and loads.
by lucienc
Tue May 10, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Our Exmouth Garden
Replies: 28
Views: 1260

Re: Our Exmouth Garden

Yeah I meant the ensetes and cannas,guess the rhizomes were fine outside prior to these nasty winters? Unless you plant them out mid mayish. Lost ALL mine this last winter,will lift and store from now on! N Canna indica are coming back fine in the back garden, the ones in the front got hit by winte...
by lucienc
Mon May 09, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete
Replies: 56
Views: 2131

Re: Ensete

A good historic thread here about how a warm winter in the south west can be successfull, and then how the cold will kill them, with loads of input from the forum :D

(note the thread is early 2008-2009)