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by Adrian
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: banana virus/fungus risk of spread
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: banana virus/fungus risk of spread

If you think theres a chance of cross infection then dont put them with good stock indoors, best burn them and start again.
by Adrian
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Euphorbia mellifera
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Euphorbia mellifera

Yes I have Mellifera and the better looking Stygiana, bushy suits me as I have no intention of having the jungle look.
There are some fantastic Euphorbia's to be grown and as different as chalk and cheese.
by Adrian
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 27
Views: 1309

Re: Plant ID please

Ah mine hasnt flowered Grub, always comes back each Spring though.
Still cant remember what mines called but it will come back one day.
From memory its a tropical swamp Hibiscus but hard as nails, it needs more heat than I can give it to flower but its good for the foliage.

edit; Hibiscus coccinea
by Adrian
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 27
Views: 1309

Re: Plant ID please

Its an Hibiscus, itll come to me later but for now the name escapes me, I have some in the garden here.
by Adrian
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia antartica: Water requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Dicksonia antartica: Water requirements

I'm not sure they require constant wet conditions. I watered the trunks before roots in the ground were formed, but don't bother much now they are established. Five of my six had lots of water in the drought last year, and the sixth didn't. Which one do you think had the smallest crown ? ..... no, ...
by Adrian
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Show me your Fatsia
Replies: 69
Views: 5170

Re: Show me your Fatsia

spiders web is a smaller version, itll never make the size of F. japonica, probably due to its very heavy variegation.
by Adrian
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Show me your Fatsia
Replies: 69
Views: 5170

Re: Show me your Fatsia

oops wrong pic, heres another to show it a bit better.
by Adrian
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Show me your Fatsia
Replies: 69
Views: 5170

Re: Show me your Fatsia

A few Fatsias here, annelise, spiders web, unnamed variegated and a few standard forms.
This one gets hacked into to keep it in check, Im forever cutting big limbs from it.
by Adrian
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline Red Star
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Cordyline Red Star

Res Star is not hardy and all 3 of mine mushed dead, no comeback, in -5C. One that won't be replaced :roll: Hi Dave - Are Cordyline obtecta 'Green goddess' hardy at your place ??? Rod. Hi Rod, I don't know, I haven't got one. :ahhh!: Not fully hardy here, even with protection mine have been cut bac...
by Adrian
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Why do trachycarpus fortunei vary
Replies: 14
Views: 1325

Re: Why do trachycarpus fortunei vary

A hybrid is a cross, in your case a cross between a fortunei and a wagnerianus, if labelled a waggie hybrid then I would expect the waggie to be the female palm crossed with fortunei pollen.
by Adrian
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I now have my syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I now have my syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina

A Queen in this country aint gonna take -7c
by Adrian
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I now have my syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina
Replies: 28
Views: 2064

Re: I now have my syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina

If you leave those outside they will get damaged and as they only grow one leaf a year at best its mad not to get them inside.
I have successfully wintered these outside with protection, successful in that they have survived but not so in keeping them looking good.
by Adrian
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Fatsia Annelise.
Replies: 21
Views: 1593

Re: Fatsia Annelise.

Never pot grown one but all of my Fatsias are treated the same, they are planted and left to get on with it, apart from a lot of pruning on the standard form then no problems.
by Adrian
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Fatsia Annelise.
Replies: 21
Views: 1593

Re: Fatsia Annelise.

Not that rare Karl, I had one 3 or 4 years ago but lost it, I have another in the garden now that I picked up last year. There were loads of these for sale around these parts this year, in fact I probably saw as many annelise as I did spiders web and there were masses of those for sale. Plenty of un...
by Adrian
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic UK gardens app ready for download
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Exotic UK gardens app ready for download

I haven't got Android but I did look through your app, the permissions bit sounds a bit scary, is that standard across all the apps ?