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by charliep
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia ID
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Colocasia ID

They are surprising tricky for something that looks as if it runs about! I only have Colocasia fontanesii but it goes through a winter here outside although I always keep a pot full on the go as well just for back up https://live.staticflickr.com/2877/9562113440_cbc1f07e2f_c.jpg 002 by charliepridha...
by charliep
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.

You must have half a forest by now!!
by charliep
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 2782

Welcome back HTUK

How is the great garden move coming along Karl? been dreadful weather for getting on with anything here and because its been mild the grass needs cutting!
by charliep
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 2782

Welcome back HTUK

Seems to have been the attempt to upgrade the phpBB to the latest version that started the problems here, although it works now, for me its still playing up and I have to go around the houses to look in. But I have to say that the forum is still attracting a stream of new members, something "Pushing...
by charliep
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

The Best of... A discussion thread

I grow figs mainly for the fruit but several of them have good leaves the most lobed are probable Brunswick and White Ishcia (not sure of the spelling!) we have 7 in the garden, last year was poor for fruit but the year before we had loads, I think my pruning tactic is at fault, I tend to get cross ...
by charliep
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Canary Twitter
Replies: 115
Views: 14335

A Canary Twitter

Does Grand Canary not have the water coming out of the hillsides like Tenerife and La Palma? I know they are busily replanting the pines on both these to increase that supply, not sure if the tap water was slightly salty or not as I tend to stick to wine!
by charliep
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's still visiting then?
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Who's still visiting then?

I look in most days! bit busy not gardening at the moment and the weather down here has been truly awful so still not done an autumn tidy
by charliep
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

You are getting on a lot better than me, still haven't had 4 consecutively dry hours! building work is at a stand still
by charliep
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Snap! having to take down half my old conservatory, built in 1843 its seen better days. I did one end a few years back, and now the other half is showing signs of collapse. Have decided that rather than just repair it I would make it bigger. so all the permanent plants have been stuffed one end and ...
by charliep
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 827

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

Are you able to give the top any protection these days? or has it got to take its chances?! Mine was doing as well as yours until 2010 when I decided it was big enough to not need protection!!
by charliep
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Absence of flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Absence of flowers

Leonotis will only flower in the UK very very late and really needs to be overwintered under glass to get flowers before it becomes winter again, even on Madeira its only just coming into flower in October. I have tried the snail vine but had no luck with that either. You need to be careful growing ...
by charliep
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: ID help needed with 2 plants.
Replies: 5
Views: 495

ID help needed with 2 plants.

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:52 pm
The second looks like Yucca attenuata to me .
Yes! I am not sure what made my brain say flaccida! the banks around the airport on Madeira are covered with it, never had any luck with the seed though
by charliep
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: ID help needed with 2 plants.
Replies: 5
Views: 495

ID help needed with 2 plants.

First one looks like a Furcraea although it could be one of the variegated Yucca and the second looks like Yucca possible flaccida
by charliep
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Cordyline australis Seeds
Replies: 26
Views: 4184

Cordyline australis Seeds

They are not likely to germinate until they become ripe "Patience Grasshopper" !