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by Stuart Bebb
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone growing bracken ferns?
Replies: 30
Views: 1679

Re: Anyone growing bracken ferns?

I think its a fantastic fern But I'd only grow it in a large pot because it is so invasive has anyone tried this ? in our local woods they grow up to a huge height every year.
by Stuart Bebb
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Should I get a Cyathea Australis
Replies: 66
Views: 3682

Re: Should I get a Cyathea Australis

Not hardy at all in the UK but in Australia they can be subject to quite a bit of snow seen photographs of them in the Blue Mountains area just outside Sydney covered in snow .
by Stuart Bebb
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: !Emergency! Fern ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: !Emergency! Fern ID?

Not sure what you have but don't think you have Bracken, as we have lots growing in a local woods and its nothing like the fern you have .
by Stuart Bebb
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: !Emergency! Fern ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: !Emergency! Fern ID?

Not sure what you have but don't think you have Bracken, as we have lots growing in a local woods and its nothing like the fern you have .
by Stuart Bebb
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pictures of the Trachycarpus from 1845?
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Pictures of the Trachycarpus from 1845?

Hartwell House just outside Aylesbury has some tall one's hidden away in a wood near the entrance , it would be no surprise if they were very old.
cheers Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: which tree ferns?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: which tree ferns?

I tried Blechnum gibum here in Oxfordshire outside in summer and to be honest mine hate it , it was on its last legs so I brought it inside into the warm conservatory and they just love it recovered very quickly and both are doing very well
by Stuart Bebb
Thu May 03, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greater Manchester/Lancashire
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Greater Manchester/Lancashire

i'm not sure must have posted twice :roll: I think I might go up to Myescough College garden centre near Preston then onto Birkacre might be interesting.
cheers Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Thu May 03, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greater Manchester/Lancashire
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Greater Manchester/Lancashire

I need a bit of inspiration !!! I am visiting my Mum this weekend to do her garden I could do with a bit of help, has anybody and good suggestions for garden centre or garden nursery to visit ? exotics would be nice
Thanks
Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Thu May 03, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greater Manchester/Lancashire
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Greater Manchester/Lancashire

I need a bit of inspiration !!! I am visiting my Mum this weekend to do her garden I could do with a bit of help, has anybody and good suggestions for garden centre or garden nursery to visit ? exotics would be nice
Thanks
Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antartica 1 seasons root growth
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Dicksonia Antartica 1 seasons root growth

well yes ok but is that a problem ? I was reading a post from Mark Longley on GOTE as he lives in Christchurch N.Z. he has been rescuing tree ferns affected by the earthquake a Cyathea dealbata doing well in a garden for years not much rootball but lots of tiny roots near the surface may be thats al...
by Stuart Bebb
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antartica 1 seasons root growth
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Dicksonia Antartica 1 seasons root growth

well yes ok but is that a problem ? I was reading a post from Mark Longley on GOTE as he lives in Christchurch N.Z. he has been rescuing tree ferns affected by the earthquake a Cyathea dealbata doing well in a garden for years not much rootball but lots of tiny roots near the surface may be thats al...
by Stuart Bebb
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Cyathea Overwintering
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Cyathea Overwintering

my experience with C.australis is that its no were near as hardy as D. antartica so i'd get it indoors if you can .
cheers Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Kiwi Plant
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Kiwi Plant

I've been growing a Kiwi for three year planted in the garden come through the last 3 winters and it growing like mad . Always defoliates in winter but its growth rate this year has been huge not had any fruit off it yet .
cheers Stuart
by Stuart Bebb
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: homebase bargains
Replies: 25
Views: 1771

Re: homebase bargains

Last year I bought a very nice Butia capitata from Homebase in Banbury think I paid £25 for it , I have it in a pot and really didn't expect it to get through our winter as I'd lost two others in previous winters , happy to say this one has sailed through looks in great condition and pushing out new...
by Stuart Bebb
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: grass tree live or die
Replies: 49
Views: 2261

Re: grass tree live or die

Ummm I've got one in a pot not sure how its going to go on this winter stunning plant it came through last winter fine with no problems at all so I hope its going to be ok this winter . A chap who lives round the back of me has two large Grass tree's in pots which get very little or no protection an...