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by Andy Martin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter 2017-18 losses
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Winter 2017-18 losses

Damage here was minimal. Phoenix theophrasti totally trashed but don't know if dead. All other palms... Trachies, Butias. Chamaerops all OK but a C. h. vulcano suffered terribly with fungal issues. Nerium oleander "Atlas" had die back on main growth points but is now re-shooting. Musa Basjoo which w...
by Andy Martin
Fri May 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Nicotiana Glauca
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Nicotiana Glauca

Dicass... I've tried many times to grow this species but it will not survive long term in my climate. It is a weed though in those Mediterranean climates with hot summers
Enjoying a baking on a Sicilian cliff top.
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by Andy Martin
Wed May 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: My Yucca
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: My Yucca

Hi Katie... first question is are you going to plant it out or be kept in in a pot? Last Winter was a problem for mine with heavy wet snow in December breaking many leaves and excess moisture thereafter causing fungal issues. There are many diverse populations of Yucca rostrata and I picked one that...
by Andy Martin
Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Truculeana.
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Yucca Truculeana.

Hi karl.... four years later :wink: Its still there but a lot taller
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by Andy Martin
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Truculeana.
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Yucca Truculeana.

Hi Karl.... yes I have a good sized trunked specimen. It spent last year growing a new head after flowering
Yucca Treculeana
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by Andy Martin
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1432

Re: your arid beds

I'm an absolute Yucca fan and keep a good stock of Arids. Here's my main border IMG_2075.JPG In the pic are Yuccas Rigida, Rostrata, Queretaroensis, Linearifolia x 3,Thompsoniana, Pallida, Dasylirion Miqihuanensis, Serratifolia, Nolina La siberica, Nelsonii and Parviflora and a few Agaves. I have ma...
by Andy Martin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1356

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Nice to see that someone on here got it! icon_cheers I didn't realise it was in such a big pot but I can see that now. Good to hear that you got some other bit too. icon_thumleft A lovely palm as all Butias are. It looks to have taken some frost damage which is a shame Springy.... remember this bea...
by Andy Martin
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daily Express takes its global warming theorum up a level!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: Daily Express takes its global warming theorum up a leve

It was actually the same Daily Express that said last Autumn that we were going to have a 3 month freezing Winter...oh well. I really do wish we would get the hell out of the EU as this institution is the main cause for the massive rise in our Energy bills. Its carbon reduction directives will event...
by Andy Martin
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New purchases - very pleased
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: New purchases - very pleased

Nice buys Ben :D I was down at Nigels last week and also bought a Filifera. This Yucca is quite tender as Yuccas go taking -8C to -10C dry so be careful to keep it dry during the Winter. Regarding the Rostrata again keep it dry until the root system has taken hold. Keep an eye out for any rot formin...
by Andy Martin
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mexican Yucca
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Mexican Yucca

I have four species of Beschorneria.... strange plants, my most tender Beschorneria Albiflora is sending up a flower shoot in January of all months :?
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by Andy Martin
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?

I have Henkelii also which has much smaller leaves than Matudae. When I get a chance i'll post a pic of both together for comparison
by Andy Martin
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4677

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

I will probably get a Yucca Filifera but not sure where to source from yet. I'll probably visit Pan Global Plants which has become an annual event for me and come away with something.
by Andy Martin
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: What do you know about PODOCARPUS henkellii?

I will be trying out the Podocarpus Matudae which I recently acquired from Mark Fillan. Looks a nice plant which I will plant out next to Pinus Patula. I like everything Mexican :D
Podocarpus Matudae
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by Andy Martin
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can you help me?
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Can you help me?

Or this...http://www.kellsgardens.ie/visit-the-ga ... val-forest :D
by Andy Martin
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What do you know about PODOCARPUS species?
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: What do you know about PODOCARPUS henkellii?

Daves Garden gives it a USDA rating of 9a which is a little too warm for my area so i'll keep mine in a pot until it reaches 10 metres tall :wink: