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by Dave Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Overwintering Agaves

That's a cracking photo Dave. Was that taken in 2010? I don't remember many other years that we've had much snow down south. Jon, that was the last day of winter 2018. The 'Beast from the East' on 28th Feb 2018, when temps dropped to -9.9C (14F), rapidly followed by Storm Emma which slammed into th...
by Dave Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Overwintering Agaves

I cover mine with old plastic fish tanks, to keep rain off but has an air gap at the bottom. If really cold weather forecast cover the tanks with fleece.
by Dave Brown
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Forum new messages missing
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Forum new messages missing

The Buy, Swap, Barter forum has auto pruning set to 1 month. This is due to keeping it tidy, without all the old stuff that may no longer be available.
by Dave Brown
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do not buy from this person
Replies: 18
Views: 1448

Do not buy from this person

Oh dear, seems like I was taken in hook, line and sinker, when he posted about being involved in the Kelway display at Chelsea,
by Dave Brown
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus firsts
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Trachycarpus firsts

GREVILLE wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:57 pm


Can't wait to have your problem, Dave!
Just takes loads of time
by Dave Brown
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus firsts
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Trachycarpus firsts

I have 1000s of seedlings. I now have to weed them out as just toooo many. They are popping up everywhere.
by Dave Brown
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea radicalis
Replies: 43
Views: 4248

Chamaedorea radicalis

Trunkless are planted out and survived -9.9C protected by a fleece bag, but the trunking one is still in a pot. As I only have the one, not about to experiment too much.
by Dave Brown
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm
Replies: 4
Views: 713

At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm

Be careful of buying by height. Diameter of the trunk shows age, rather than length of leaves. My preference would be a short chunky one.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6214
Views: 102474

Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Not posted on here for so long, where do I start ?
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Agave.....almost in flower

Nice one Lucien, Looks like A.montana. Don't believe they have pups, certainly not any on mine.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Forum Upgrade

Now the forum is sending out emails, have been able to reset my password to get back in. Thanks for the work put into getting this up again Aidan.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 4
Views: 367

I'm Back

Couldn't get in after the data loss, and forum needed to be upgraded as things did not work properly. Now back in. :D
by Dave Brown
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: After the Polar Vortices in NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: After the Polar Vortices in NJ

Yes been keeping an eye on it while battoning down against hurricane force winds here over winter. Seems even Virginia coast had temps down to around 5F. Virginia Palm Society have been talking about their loses, and seems taller, unprotectable, Trachycarpus have not fared well. Boca Joe (Joe Seamon...
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Here is a pic of the furthest advanced ones in the garden. These were protected by a Waggie palm and the back of the arbour.
2014-03-31 09-18-30 Planted out Colocasia Pink China.jpg
All the ones I dug out around the Hiniba are on a prop base and doing well.
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for hiding pots?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Ideas for hiding pots?

I always use black pots when possible. They absorb heat and disappear into shadows. Some areas of my garden are potted as I use tender plants amongst hardy palms and you can't keep digging in the palm rootball planting out or burying pots. In these cases the black pots in conjunction with sprawly sm...