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by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Heating for Greenhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Heating for Greenhouse

See my post on Wrapping versus Drapeing and Geoff Hamiltons trick for keeping the chill out of the greenhouse.
by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Wrapping v Drapeing
Replies: 32
Views: 3296

Wrapping v Drapeing

This topic reminds me of a Gardners World programme with Geoff Hamilton who placed a largish box in his greenhouse three quarters filled with polystyrene granules into which he placed the glass inside from a thermos flask full of hot water, leaving just an inch or two of the double insulated glass t...
by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Strelitzia nicolai tucked up for winter
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Strelitzia nicolai tucked up for winter

I did have one of these in the cold conservatory which I grew from seed but it go too tall and I gave it away. This year I have kept the Regina dwarf variety in a cold greenhouse which has been down to minus 5 one night, minus 4 another night and quite a few nights minus two. No signs of any damage ...
by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Chamaedorea elegans hardiness
Replies: 16
Views: 2627

Chamaedorea elegans hardiness

I noticed some small ones for sale at £2-00 in Wilko this week of you wish to get one or two to try out for hardiness.
by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Palm advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Palm advice please

Unfortunately I'm not going to be around to see the Jubae grow up as I'm 72 but will enjoy watching the others grow in a a new bed I'm planting up in April. Giving the garden a makeover while the wife is in Oz so I can steal more the lawn. She'll burn my ears again when she gets back as I steal part...
by MusaBajoo47B
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Palm advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Palm advice please

Thanks Charlie.
by MusaBajoo47B
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Palm advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Palm advice please

I have two new palms, one I want to keep in a pot and the other to plant in a new island bed.
The faster growing for the island bed, the palms are Jubaea Chilensis and Butia Odora.
Which of the two is the faster growing please?
by MusaBajoo47B
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Global warming in uk
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Global warming in uk

I have recently read that the Met office reckon we have gained an extra thirty days of growing weather. If they are right then it bodes well for our members. Believe it or not I cut my lawn on the 30th of January, the first time I have ever done that as it is normally late February or March.
by MusaBajoo47B
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2364

Arundo donax

A good alternative to Arundo is Miscanthus giganteous but it can look tatty in winter unless you cut it down in Autumn.
by MusaBajoo47B
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 265

New member greetings

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, your invited to pop in for a coffee and chat whenever you are in the area.

Best regards
Bryan
by MusaBajoo47B
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2364

Arundo donax

I have just joined HT, so I am late contributing to this topic. I have grown the green version for about five six years in a north facing bed. It didn't do much for the first couple of years but now rockets up to about nine feet and seems to enjoy a mulch of compost each spring after cutting it down...
by MusaBajoo47B
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 265

New member greetings

Hi everybody, I am Bryan from Telford, I am a keen grower of tropical plants and have been growing various plants for the past twenty or so years in Telford Shropshire. Not exactly a warm spot in the country presenting challenges for my more tender bananas etc. My pride and joy plant is a T. Fortune...