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by charliep
Thu May 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello!!
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Hello!!

Welcome, look forward to some pictures of your patch in due course
by charliep
Wed May 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Hellebores
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Hellebores

I like them, I dont go mad but they can do a job in tough spaces, H.argutifolia can be quite impressive and is easy from seed (if sown fresh)
by charliep
Wed May 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Damaged Eucomis bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Damaged Eucomis bulbs

There is hope, the ones like E. bicolor seem indestructible!
by charliep
Tue May 05, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Hello from London

Hi, cant be that small if it has "some" palms, space for only one thats small!! and down here I have seen schefflera as big as full grown Oak trees
by charliep
Tue May 05, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Goodmorning
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Goodmorning

People have drifted away to Facebook (and there were some Technical problems)
by charliep
Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ground cover plants for an exotic look
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Ground cover plants for an exotic look

I would use Clivia if I could get away with it! But I have also seen forms of coloured leaved Tradescantia looking good on Madeira
by charliep
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antarctica Frond Pruning
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Dicksonia Antarctica Frond Pruning

If they have gone brown you can cut them off but its not necessary and leaving the skirt of dead leaves can add winter protection for the crown, having said that I prefer to cut them off !
by charliep
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Mail Order
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Mail Order

There are some members on here who run nurseries but the forum itself is just that, a talking shop not a real shop!
by charliep
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Urite?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Urite?

If its Dicksonia antartica , just make sure you water heavily especially in the crown, you really cant over water these!
by charliep
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Help needed - T Fortunei after transplant
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Help needed - T Fortunei after transplant

I dont have a huge experience with palms, but the only one I have bought as a grown plant (rather than grown by me from seed) did exactly what yours is doing! most of the original leaves went over the next two years but all the new leaves looked fine. You new leaves at the moment are ones that had a...
by charliep
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Old Member
Replies: 5
Views: 211

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: 284

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: 304

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: 218

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: 509

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?