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by Chez2
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New MEmber says Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 607

New MEmber says Hi

Hello. Don't forget to post pics.
by Chez2
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Paul introduces himself
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Paul introduces himself

Hello Paul, good luck with the move. When will you be in your new home in Scotland?
by Chez2
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

The Best of... A discussion thread

I don't know what my fig is, planted it well over a decade ago. I cut it back really hard each year and it still fruits. I forget to check and the birds eat them. I'm not overly keen on fresh fig so I pick them and give them to my parents or leave them on if the birds have already started them.
by Chez2
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's still visiting then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Who's still visiting then?

chainsaw kid wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Chez2 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:26 pm
I have dropped in a few times but forums not always working.

Please say hi to Kata for me.
Will do Chez. She will be pleased.
Thanks. I had wondered how she was.
by Chez2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Thanks for accepting me.
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Thanks for accepting me.

Hello Nige. Its a bit quiet this time of year.
by Chez2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

The Best of... A discussion thread

I don't go for the same look as everyone else. Our tropical area isn't jungle and its only a small area around the patio and quite a bit is in tubs. Palms, fatsia, large round leaved ligularia and the one with tall yellow flower spikes that likes shade and damp (name escapes me). Tree fern, fig, bru...
by Chez2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's still visiting then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Who's still visiting then?

I have dropped in a few times but forums not always working.

Please say hi to Kata for me.

It is a pain when people log on but don't contribute; best way to kill a forum off that is, its very selfish.
by Chez2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 451

New member greetings

Hello.
by Chez2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 649

New member - Hello

Hello. We started with tropical plants around 2001. We used the Internet but you are right, not much on line back then. We visited a few specialist nurseries in person. We visited the Eden project around its first birthday and I were really underwhelmed. I don't know if thats because I had spent hol...
by Chez2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata Planting Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Yucca Rostrata Planting Advice

Its not just any fence, its a double pallisade ie it will filter / diffuse and slow the wind. A solid fence just causes turbulence and can make it calm directly behind the fence but much worse a little way from the fence.
by Chez2
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata Planting Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Yucca Rostrata Planting Advice

We planted our yucca rostrata out about four or five years ago. The first two winters we kept a table over it to keep the rain off but if the foliage touches anything it gets marked. The last two or three winters it has been left uncovered. Its windy and exposed where we are and we have found its be...
by Chez2
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Newbie to the site and gardening
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Newbie to the site and gardening

Hello. I look forward to seeing your garden develop. Its very formal and contemporary in design compare to most tropical gardens I see. I admire these style of gardens but I can't do them; I would be out adjusting each pot every two minutes and moving pots so plants matched in growth rates.
by Chez2
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Bananas, Ensetes (first Year)
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Bananas, Ensetes (first Year)

If you have somewhere a little warmer than frost free you don't need to dry them. We have kept them in a heated outbuilding and heated polytunnel at five degrees C and they are fine left in whatever they grew in. Keep them almost dry until you see some growth in spring. Our outbuilding was over ten ...
by Chez2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: few views of my small town garden
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

few views of my small town garden

Its lovely tatter. It doesn't look small. What size is the garden?
by Chez2
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 3817

Welcome back HTUK

oh dear, perhaps they have got fed up with running it when nobody posts?