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by chainsaw kid
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A couple of exotic surprises.
Replies: 6
Views: 624

A couple of exotic surprises.

Grev, you know what they say about an ill wind and all that, obversely the same applies to a hot dry spring. :lol: Is it just you that is locked down in London or the rest of the family as well? icon_scratch
by chainsaw kid
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: UPDATE!! Eucalyptus Robusta - Red Mahogany
Replies: 2
Views: 305

UPDATE!! Eucalyptus Robusta - Red Mahogany

Looking good, show them again in a couple of weeks so we can how quick they grow. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Thu May 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Irrigation systems
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Irrigation systems

Hi Hip Hop, With regards to your irrigation problems, you could do worse than look at LBS Horticultural Supplies catalogue/website. They have a vast range of equipment. Personally I used there LDPE pipe laid were you want to irrigate then use the mini punch to put 3mm hole were the tree, shrub or pl...
by chainsaw kid
Mon May 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sonchus from seed
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Sonchus from seed

I brought some Sonchus seed back from the Canneries two years ago they germinated and the seedlings were overwintered out side. I have some planted out in the garden. They germinated without any problem at all. However the seed was fresh, I picked it myself. icon_thumleft EDIT, I should have said I ...
by chainsaw kid
Mon May 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordy replant
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Cordy replant

Hi Palmesan, Cordys don't like being moved I have killed a few trying, but I wish you luck. You may be successful, don't be it to much of a hurry to give up on it as it may shoot again, probably not from the top. Let us know how you get on. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Wed May 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Closing the HTUK Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Closing the HTUK Forum

Hi to you both, Sorry to hear about your decision, but I am not surprised, I have gleaned a lot of useful information over the years and I thank you. Indeed I am quite sad to hear this. Unfortunately I don't use Facebook so I will say goodbye and thank you. Best wishes to you both in the future, kin...
by chainsaw kid
Sat May 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Waggie help!!
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Mac, I was also going to say some people actually strip their Trachys.
by chainsaw kid
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Waggie help!!
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Good luck with your restyled garden. I only have t i t s plucking at mine! :lol: Jas.
by chainsaw kid
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Waggie help!!
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

It happens to me most years but more so this year? icon_scratch Don't be a meany let the birds have a bit of nesting material. :lol: icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antarctica Frond Pruning
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Dicksonia Antarctica Frond Pruning

Personally I would leave well alone, we don't chop leaves of other garden plants with out good reason. So why Dicksonia antarctica? I recently saw a post on another forum by Kev Spence who had left his leaves to die on the plant, which then hung down the trunk. I thought it looked much more natural ...
by chainsaw kid
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Transplanting Cordylines
Replies: 13
Views: 4826

Transplanting Cordylines

Hi Andy, If you don't want to lose it I recommend you leave it well alone. I recon you have a 90% chance of killing it if you move it. They really do not like the roots messed with in my experience. Jas.
by chainsaw kid
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis help!
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Chamaerops humilis help!

A friend of mine swears by Bayen fungal fighter, Give that a go. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tree fern is scorched and no new fronds
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Tree fern is scorched and no new fronds

Mine had 4 leaves when I bought it last year and then grew another one later in the year. Although I told you it had grown 13 leaves this year another one is coming out of the centre as I compose this. The leaves are longer than last year so I am assuming it is reasonably happy although not full siz...
by chainsaw kid
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brahea edulis
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Brahea edulis

I can't say with out knowing what sort of soil you have and are you on a slope? icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tree fern is scorched and no new fronds
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Tree fern is scorched and no new fronds

HI Chad, thanks for taking the trouble to look and expressing what you found. I was curious because I bought one last summer but I kept it in the pot it was already in as I was not ready to plant it in the garden for reasons I wont bore you with! It was kept in the greenhouse over winter with the do...