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by Alsone
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Pots for Palms
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Pots for Palms

If anyone wants some cheap pots at the moment, I found these at Poundstretcher: http://www.poundstretcher.co.uk/product ... -4096.html http://www.poundstretcher.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/460x460/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/7/270295-venetian-round-planter-small-black_1.jpg 58cm...
by Alsone
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Banana Family Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Banana Family Recommendations

I'm thinking maybe about potting it now and moving it into the garage for winter.

Are they OK in pots around 55cm?
by Alsone
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Banana Family Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Banana Family Recommendations

OK thanks.

I'll maybe look into getting a Musa then.
by Alsone
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Banana Family Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Banana Family Recommendations

Also how do you protect the top growth of something with such a large spread?
by Alsone
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Banana Family Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Banana Family Recommendations

Do they need to be protected during winter then?

Also, what happens if they become frost damaged? Are they like Cordylines where basically everything restarts from the roots or do you just lose the leaves and they come again from the stem?

Thanks.
by Alsone
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Banana Family Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Banana Family Recommendations

Hi, I've decided I'm going to put a Banana (or something that looks like Banana), in my back garden. The requirements are: 1. It must be fully hardy in Yorkshire 2. It mustn't be dwarf ie 2 to 3 foot 3. It mustn't be huge - no 15M trees required What I'm ideally looking for is something that is nice...
by Alsone
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: planting palms too close to boundaries
Replies: 24
Views: 2499

Re: planting palms too close to boundaries

Ah Ok thanks.

That opens up far more possibilities for siting.
by Alsone
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: planting palms too close to boundaries
Replies: 24
Views: 2499

Re: planting palms too close to boundaries

Has anyone considered / have knowledge of the root systems of Phoenix Canariensis?

One of the the things that worries me about planting mine in the ground is how far the roots spread and what damage they might do to nearby walls / the house etc.
by Alsone
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Delosperma Soil Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Delosperma Soil Help

OK thanks.

I'll get some alpine grit this time and add it to the tubs.
by Alsone
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Delosperma Soil Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Delosperma Soil Help

Welcome and congratulations on living in the greatest county of them all.... Yorkshire! icon_sunny icon_thumright I haven't grown Delosperma but to answer your question regarding getting a very free draining mix simply add more grit and try and avoid using peat. Sand can help break up soil but grit...
by Alsone
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Delosperma Soil Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Delosperma Soil Help

Wow Impressive display Kindred.

They are one of the nicest plants if you can grow them.
by Alsone
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Delosperma Soil Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Delosperma Soil Help

Hi, I've ordered some Delosperma Cooperi in mixed colours to grow in a tub and in the ground. I'm in the North of England (Yorkshire) but understand they are hardy provided the roots don't get too wet. I took advice from my local garden centre and the RHS website and both seemed to suggest planting ...