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by charliep
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Old Member
Replies: 4
Views: 43

New Old Member

What took you so long!!
by charliep
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: baccharis genistelloides
Replies: 3
Views: 146

baccharis genistelloides

I think we had it in the past, but called some sort of Broom (it was a long time ago!) I seem to remember you had to keep cutting bits out to get it to regenerate or it became woody and unproductive and looked tatty. It behaved a lot like Ozothamnus and Rosemary
by charliep
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: To mound up or not to mound up, that is the question
Replies: 5
Views: 200

To mound up or not to mound up, that is the question

I don't think it would even notice, but you could start adding soil once its back in growth a bit at a time
by charliep
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New from Hereford
Replies: 4
Views: 150

New from Hereford

That's me stuffed, I have to be a charlie!!
by charliep
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: HELP! Purchasing exotic/tropical flowering plants in the UK or abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 373

HELP! Purchasing exotic/tropical flowering plants in the UK or abroad

I expect they are wanted for immediate display so would need to be fooled into flowering at this time of year?
by charliep
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Palm advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Palm advice please

Butia, Jubaea are slow in the UK climate
by charliep
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Conservatory repairs

Well I was certainly glad I had got it wind and water tight before today's storms!
by charliep
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New from Hereford
Replies: 4
Views: 150

New from Hereford

Welcome to the forum Dave, I have seen them attached to the Trachycarpus trunks at Wisley but have no idea whether they were cheating or not!
by charliep
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Conservatory repairs

I mentioned on Dave Brown's thread that I also was trying to replace a large part of our old Victorian conservatory, just reached the wind and watertight stage icon_cheers You can see the story so far here as thread on Pushing the Borders http://www.pushingtheborders.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=962
by charliep
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis indoor or out?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Phoenix canariensis indoor or out?

They will survive near the coast here in Cornwall but I am only 4 miles inland and even a mild winter sees them off, you can of course protect them. personally I prefer to pot grow and bring in as that way its always in good condition. and of course if they dont die they are far too big for most gar...
by charliep
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Frost protection.in lean to greenhouse.
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Frost protection.in lean to greenhouse.

How are you insulating the greenhouse?

I have a couple of electric fan heaters with thermostats that I can use in an emergency but I generally do nothing. I find moving the air around is beneficial but I last used them 6 years ago!
by charliep
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help with dying Cordyline Australis
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Help with dying Cordyline Australis

As Karl has said, they wont reshoot from the stems. Once the stem goes they often regrow from below ground, so you can get rid of the eyesore straight away, start at the top and keep removing sections of stem until you reach healthy wood. they cut very easily as the stems are quite soft. Because the...
by charliep
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New MEmber says Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 487

New MEmber says Hi

Sounds intriguing! Lets see some pictures when you get a chance
by charliep
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi guys, thanks for accepting me....Advice needed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Hi guys, thanks for accepting me....Advice needed!!

T rex is likely to behave as an herbaceous perennial, ie die down and come up each year, often spreading by suckering. It is possible to keep the stems but not worth the effort as the plant will look better if it starts fresh each year. The Musa you have a choice you can protect the base to keep som...
by charliep
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia ID
Replies: 7
Views: 486

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...