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by chainsaw kid
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Protea.

Thanks for the replies

Grev, you are right my soil conditions are perfect however I do get the occasional -5C. :roll:

Charlie, thanks for the photos, I will try and identify which one they are growing although a lot of them look very similar.
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Protea.

There are several species at Tremenheere outside but that is very coastal we are too cold to even think of trying! Hi Charlie ,you speak for your self, I couldn't be more costal my front garden wall is the sea wall!!!!!! :lol: However I agree I may be on the wrong coast. icon_scratch Do Tremenheere...
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Stubborn Bougainvillea
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Stubborn Bougainvillea

I have had it happen to me in the past, normally they start on there own but sometimes seem to struggle for the rest of the year. Which is always annoying. icon_rambo Sorry I can't help good luck it would be a shame to lose it. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Protea.

Any one growing these successfully outside? If so which one? I have read some will withstand -6C but that is sellers bumf, so is probably unreliable. Thanks Jas.
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Stubborn Bougainvillea
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Stubborn Bougainvillea

In he words of John Cleese It needs a dammed good thrashing! Alternately leave it alone it will stop sulking eventually. How long has it been in that pot? Does it need repotting? icon_scratch icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Dasylirion Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Dasylirion Advice Please

Lee it would appear we don't have any experts on Dasylirion here. My advice is try on the EPS forum, a few people grow them on there. Hope that helps.
by chainsaw kid
Thu May 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Rotten Basjoo
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Rotten Basjoo

Hi Jonty, I'm not sure how cold it gets in Chester but I wouldn't think it gets much colder than were I live, -5C. All I do with ,mine is pile some dead leaves round the roots I also have a 6 foot length of 100 mm plastic drain pipe covered in aluminium bubble wrap which slide over the stem which wo...
by chainsaw kid
Wed May 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Cordyline Australis
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Cordyline Australis

Hi Angela, I'm afraid I'm with Karl on this one I have never managed to transplant Cordylines successfully. I hope you do better, let us know if you do. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Wed May 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Arisaema Utile Seeing The Light.
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Arisaema Utile Seeing The Light.

Nice one Kev, mine seem to be very late this year. In fact I'm beginning to wonder if someone has snuck into the garden and pinched them. icon_scratch icon_salut
by chainsaw kid
Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chammy flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Chammy flowering

In light of what Chad has just said, I'm going to try a different tack this year. I will let all my palms flower and then cut the flower storks off before they develop the seeds. Hopefully the best of both worlds. icon_cheers icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Tue May 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member from Birmingham
Replies: 10
Views: 250

New member from Birmingham

Stu, another palm you could try is a Jubaea if you are looking for a feather palm for a bit of varity. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Sun May 26, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anyone tried growing this? Dragon Fruit
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Has anyone tried growing this? Dragon Fruit

Is that a Dragan fruit? Looks more like a nest of Vipers! :shock: :lol:
by chainsaw kid
Sun May 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chammy flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Chammy flowering

I always cut my flowers off to get maximum growth. Then 2 years ago Karl told me not to and said he liked the look of them, so I left them on. Now I always leave them on, I like the look of them to! Also I haven't noticed any slow down in growth. icon_cheers icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Sat May 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Hosta Question
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Hosta Question

I have never tried it on Hostas, but it works on practically every other plant I have tried it on. You have nothing to lose. icon_salut
by chainsaw kid
Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Keen Newbie from the Midlands
Replies: 24
Views: 564

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

tatter wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:37 pm
For me Akamba no where near as good as it just to be. Owner seems to be leaning more to wards entertainment and food.Still worth the odd visit though.
I agree, but were would you go now, locally. icon_thumright