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by JonK
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1292

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Its a cordyline! icon_thumright
by JonK
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?
Replies: 20
Views: 877

Re: Oldest living Palms in the UK?

One of the oldest Trachycarpus's I am aware of is at Peckover House, Wisbech. It is supposed to be one of the first three to be brought over by Robert Fortune. "Robert Fortune was another plant hunter who travelled to China and we have him to thank for the hardy palm tree, Trachycarpus fortunei or C...
by JonK
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID from my trip to Menorca please!
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Plant ID from my trip to Menorca please!

This French site has a good list of Nerium's (Oleander) and which forms have the best hardiness. Its in French but I managed to work it out.

http://jardin-sec.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.htm
by JonK
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii - hardy?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii - hardy?

I've got one in a pot waiting to be planted in the new garden. Its been fine the last two winters outside so I would consider it hardy for our part of the world. Get it planted out icon_thumleft

Nice blue berries 8)
by JonK
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ryde in Bloom- I won!! :-)
Replies: 62
Views: 2304

Re: Ryde in Bloom- I won!! :-)

Well done ff, hat trick next year?
by JonK
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Moving perennials in the early autumn
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Moving perennials in the early autumn

The day lillies can be moved at any time but miscanthus is best left to spring (disturbed roots and damp cold soil over winter isn't good for them). Don't know about the others but normally are ok in autumn.
by JonK
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The sun is still shining in Norwich
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: The sun is still shining in Norwich

Looking good already Max, Norwich is certainly a good place to be growing tropicals icon_thumright
by JonK
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

Well done Mo, its always nice to win something even if it is just for a bit of fun. I also think its important to keep these village shows going. Its a very traditional part of country life and even if its just for a bit of fun, it keeps the community together. The pressure is on to do well next yea...
by JonK
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

The carrots (yellow stone and purple haze) were both grown the same way with no thining icon_scratch but its surprising the taste different between the two so maybe the smell of the purple ones is more attractive to the fly. I will go for the black mesh when I go for some, thanks for the tip. Sorry ...
by JonK
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

I nearly got some debris netting and I think I will for next year. I've got normally netting over the cabbages which has kept most of the whites off but a few get through. There were alot of cabbage whites this year. I didn't go for any mesh over my carrots as they in a raised bed. Strangely, the pu...
by JonK
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

Cordy after most things were trashed by the wind I'd be too embarrassed too show some photos off :oops: unfortunately I've not got any from just before when they were looking at their best. Hopefully lots of better photos in the future icon_thumleft. With the plans I've got for the tropical part, it...
by JonK
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

The keys were left over the weekend for the dumper truck icon_thumright big boys toys :lol: well it would of been rude not to and I am paying for it :lol: The plant in the second photo is a pumpkin :!: 'Queensland Blue'. You can see a pumpkin bottom left of the bed. They've been rampant and had to c...
by JonK
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

There's a Dahlia in there so what more do you want :lol: What you can't see though just to the right of the photo, against the house are pots of gingers, canna's, brugmansia's which gives it a more tropical feel. Mindyou after last nights gales, there was a pot of Hedychium Spicatum 'Lipstick' in th...
by JonK
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Naturally getting colder.
Replies: 105
Views: 4943

Re: Naturally getting colder.

its certainly cold in Norfolk today and the air con is on in the office! good excuse to get the log burner on tonight whe I get home :)
by JonK
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Village Show
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Village Show

Thanks, its always nice to win something whatever it is. The local gardening club are quite a friendly bunch and one of the organisers basically said its more of a social get together rather than serious garden chat. They have monthly meets and have guest speakers. They also have some little plant s...