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by charliep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: few views of my small town garden
Replies: 2
Views: 153

few views of my small town garden

You have certainly packed in the interest, I love a good plant Zoo! Well done
by charliep
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline in trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Cordyline in trouble

Just cut it off, the stem has rotted through it wont recover, could be some damage occurred during winter
by charliep
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Help with tree / shrub ID please :)
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Help with tree / shrub ID please :)

Looks like a Sumac (Rhus) there are several species and I dont have any of them so I am not sure, they can be a pest suckering about
by charliep
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How long does it take to grow lemon?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

How long does it take to grow lemon?

Its going to take several years, keep it growing by not allowing it to become heavily pot bound, protect in winter. what the fruit will be like and the quantity produced will be down to genetic luck. If you really want lemons buying a named fruiting form is the way to go
by charliep
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Good morning all.

Chez, I am not sure how far away you would notice, ours gets a bit up close and personal! used to grow a lot of the coloured leaved forms but the only one that survives cold winters here is straight P. tenax I find it quite striking rather than beautiful but at least its indestructible! https://live...
by charliep
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Good morning all.

The flowers on Phormium are striking, scented too (although they remind me a bit of burnt toast!)
by charliep
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Can my Lapageria be saved?

Greenhouse wasn't for heat, mine are very cool and shady, I was more concerned to prevent root rots because if they are not growing then they cant cope with wet conditions. I dont think they are especially tender, -8c is normally no problem although -12c will cause damage to the stems especially the...
by charliep
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Can my Lapageria be saved?

I would put it back in a pot and protect under cool glass watch for aphids and make sure you don't over water it. They are very easy to kill until they reach around 7 years of age. I raise several hundred per year but only get a few dozen to saleable size each year. and even well established plants ...
by charliep
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordylines. Pruning help
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Cordylines. Pruning help

I dont know for sure, but Hardy Exotics, Lower Keneggy and Treseders all down here have them from time to time, but I would save your money as you wont be able to grow one, they are all but impossible even in a good place and die for a past time (one of the reasons we were all sure yours wasnt it!)
by charliep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordylines. Pruning help
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Cordylines. Pruning help

If you wait until the leaves go brown then pull down sharply they come off clean leaving you that pattern on the trunk, by cutting them you will still get that effect but will have to wait until the leaf stumps fall off naturally. And all the pictures are of Cordyline australis
by charliep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Protea.

Don't think there is an online list but you could ask Neil Armstrong the owner, he pops up from time to time on GOTE These are a couple I have spotted there but as I said I am no expert and I would normally only point the camera at stuff that was doing something so there are likely to have been more...
by charliep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Protea.

There are several species at Tremenheere outside but that is very coastal we are too cold to even think of trying!
by charliep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Stubborn Bougainvillea
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Stubborn Bougainvillea

A lot depends on the mixture of species in its genetic make up, a lot of the best hybrids for us in the UK prefer a cold dry winter and can sulk if kept too warm. I would put it somewhere with plenty of sun but very little water and keep fingers crossed
by charliep
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 116

New member

Are you coastal or inland?
by charliep
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: planting of Hedychium gingers
Replies: 3
Views: 217

planting of Hedychium gingers

Not critical but I always submerge all the root system as they quickly mound up above ground level at which point they are vulnerable to hard frost events (although they always come back from deeper down)