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by chainsaw kid
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How long does it take to grow lemon?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

How long does it take to grow lemon?

Hi Mon, I can't tell you how long it will take, but I have lemons on a two foot high tree. Just feed and water it well.
by chainsaw kid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

our small tropical garden

Hi Shanks, love the grass tree, were did you buy it from? The rest of the garden looks very neat and tidy as well. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spanish Moss.
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Spanish Moss.

EEEEEE what's up Doc.

The bathroom Idea sounds like a bit of fun, I don't know why we all don't do it. :wink:

I have given up on using it in he garden as I was told by someone on another forum the birds rip it apart in the spring for nesting material icon_aaargh icon_salut
by chainsaw kid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 68

proteas

Bodster, your Proteas are an inspiration to us all. I have to say I have only found one of the ones you have recommended so far! I will keep looking. icon_thumright

Regards Jason.
by chainsaw kid
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 6
Views: 168

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: 6
Views: 168

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: 108

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: 6
Views: 168

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: 108

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: 138

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: 11
Views: 293

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: 241

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: 92

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: 321

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: 267

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