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by Chez2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 318

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: 415

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: 415

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: 298

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: 234

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: 723

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: 24
Views: 1907

Welcome back HTUK

oh dear, perhaps they have got fed up with running it when nobody posts?
by Chez2
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 24
Views: 1907

Welcome back HTUK

There were too many people reading the forum but not bothering to contribute; bit selfish really. It has been down bit not for a long time apart from the odd brief blip.
by Chez2
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Can my Lapageria be saved?

But I've heard those automated watering setups and not reliable, We haven't had a problem and ours has been in a year. We have one running a hose and the other runs a misting system. Ours waters a 30 by 18 foot polytunnel so it has lots of drippers running off of it and the misting system. We set i...
by Chez2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Can my Lapageria be saved?

I attend to my plants rather erratically and like to keep it low-maintenance, so a greenhouse wouldn't work for me other than for some drought-resistant cacti maybe. Even if I disciplined myself to water the plants in the greenhouse regularly, they'd die the next time I went on a 3 month long holid...
by Chez2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cactus
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Cactus

I know of two people with large outdoor cactus gardens. One person is in the south, one in West Yorkshire. The have built raised beds with lots of drainage in the bottom. Its the wet combined with the cold that is a problem. A couple of people on here grow them. At least one person has theirs under ...
by Chez2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Good morning all.

I don't think we get quite as many flowers on ours. I might be able to smell it close up if I hadn't got a cold but this year the cordyline is so strong it blots anything else out.
by Chez2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Good morning all.

Hello.

I have never noticed the flowers on phormium being scented, not ours anyway. Perhaps its because they aren't close to the patch and we have a large open garden?
by Chez2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 362

proteas

Ah I see. They are pretty dam stunning!
by Chez2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 362

proteas

oh wow they are stunning. Is your house on a slope? How did you manage to raise the bed by a foot and not breach the damp proof course?