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by Volksman999
Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Rotten Basjoo
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Rotten Basjoo

Hi Jonty. Don't worry. It will reshoot from the base. The winter before last I dug out a cherry tree that was planted next to one of my MBs. The hole was 3 foot deep and exposed the roots of the MB. Then the beast from the east hit and the hole (in heavy clay soil) filled with water and froze. As ex...
by Volksman999
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spotty Dotties
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Spotty Dotties

Dobbies in Milton Keynes have got these in stock now.
by Volksman999
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: musa basjoo time to unwrap
Replies: 3
Views: 182

musa basjoo time to unwrap

I unwrapped mine nearly 3 weeks ago and they are doing fine. I'm planning on chopping off some of the suckers and potting them up this week.
by Volksman999
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: yucca aloifolia purpurea
Replies: 33
Views: 4295

yucca aloifolia purpurea

I know this is an old post but I went to Akamba today and they had several of these for £12. Decent plants too. Also picked up a Melianthus Major for £8.50. (Standard size wine bottle for perspective).
by Volksman999
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

I am now seeing these bulbs for sale in nearly every garden centre I go in. Funny how I'd never noticed them before.
by Volksman999
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

Ooooh! Yes please Ollie. Did you find any?
by Volksman999
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Introduction plus Canna question
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Introduction plus Canna question

I went back to where I saw them and the guy there gave me a pretty decent sized plant. Aren't people nice! Happy holidays!
by Volksman999
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Aspidistra
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Aspidistra

Ive just bought an Aspidistra from a local garden centre who had it amongst their houseplants. I bought it to add a bit of evergreen to my depleted garden but am now worried that, as it has probably been indoors its whole life, it may not take too kindly to being put outside at this time of the year...
by Volksman999
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

Did they arrive Chad?
by Volksman999
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature difference in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Temperature difference in UK

How far you are from the sea is also relevant of course. Here in the East Midlands we had a frost of around -1 /-2 a couple of weeks ago. It blackened the leaves of my bananas and cannas. I have now cleaned the canna rhizomes up and brought them in as well as the ensete VM trunk. The musa basjoos ar...
by Volksman999
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

I appreciate the advice Chad but all suppliers are either saying "out of stock" or available from Jan/Feb March onwards. Great picture. They just seem like the perfect plant for keeping interest in the garden once everything else is being put to bed.
by Volksman999
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

Thanks Chad. Much appreciated. I will order some in the spring.
by Volksman999
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Crinum lily

I saw this lovely spider lily (?) in Weston today. So much colour in mid November. I think its a Crinum Amabile (but would be happy to be corrected) and so have spent a while this evening looking for somewhere in the UK that sells the bulbs. No luck at all though. Does anyone know where they can be ...
by Volksman999
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Yucca id please
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Yucca id please

Thanks. Thats really helpful. Im in the midlands (Northampton area) where it can get pretty cold and, as you can see, its nowhere near a wall so I think I'd better get it up, pot it and bring it indoors for the winter. Thanks again.
by Volksman999
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Yucca id please
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Yucca id please

Can someone please help me id this yucca bought from an ex-Homebase store in Milton Keynes. I bought it in June and planted it out immediately. It has grown about 100% since then and I love it but don't want to lose it if its tender. My own guess is that its an Elephantipes but we have already had a...