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by bodster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 131

proteas

have you tried www.proteaonline.com? Thats where i've got many of mine. They are an italian site and ship good plants. Without wanting to bring politics into this, whilst we are in the EU, its a simple matter to get the plants. you can just order online and they ship them. The species can be grown f...
by bodster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 131

proteas

Thanks Chez. They are a really impressive flower which is probably why i have spent a lot of time growing them. I seem to have got the hang now although there have been a lot of plants sacrificed along the way! aurea.jpg Aurea is doing so welll now its beginning to block the windows as is eximia sus...
by bodster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Protea.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Protea.

didnt see this chain. I posted a new thread in the public forum showing the ones I'm growing
by bodster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 131

proteas

It is on a slight slope yes. The raised bed is up against a second hand conservatory that i bought and stuck that on the back of the house. Its used for storing my brugmansias in the winter and is insulated enough that it needs no heating. Because its just for the plants, I dont have to worry about ...
by bodster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 131

proteas

I recieved a private message about proteas so I thought I would come back on and post an update. Things have been going well. I've found that they are a lot more hardy if you grow them in a raised bed to keep the roots dry. I've constructed one against the house that raises the soil level by over a ...
by bodster
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: erthrina crista-galli var compacta
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: erthrina crista-galli var compacta

I don't know about the origins of this plant but its definately different than the standard species that i've also grown from seed. It flowers on short two foot stems straight from the ground. They tend to die back when the plant is over wintered even if its brought inside.
by bodster
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4014

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

Rick1965 wrote:I have been very impressed with a Grevillea I bought a couple of years ago so will try some others this year.
Not sure which one you got Rick but Juniperina, Rosmarinifolia, Canberra gem (hybrid of the first two) and things like bronze rambler are supposed to be pretty hardy
by bodster
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: erthrina crista-galli var compacta
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: erthrina crista-galli var compacta

I've only ever had four of five seeds off it Jas. I dont know whether thats normal or not. I'd like to find another source of it too. Not requiring a trunk shoudl mean its a plant that will be OK outside here if you just dump a few spadefuls of compost on it to protect the roots over winter. Dont wa...
by bodster
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: erthrina crista-galli var compacta
Replies: 4
Views: 483

erthrina crista-galli var compacta

I was just sorting out my pics and thought I'd ask whether anyone else grew this. Its the 'compacta' form of erythrina crista-gallii. Its ideal for UK gardens as it doesn't need to generate a trunk in order to flower and means you can just dig up and store the root at the end of each year and still ...
by bodster
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: telopea
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: telopea

Any of the hybrids are supposed to be a lot easier to grow. Shady lady is aparently the most common so I guess that must be easier. Briadwood brilliant though would be the best here as its the hardiest
by bodster
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: telopea
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: telopea

yes that one does have a reputation of being hard to grow. The thing with proteas is you have to pick the right ones. The most showyy unfortunately aren't the hardiest
by bodster
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: telopea
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: telopea

yes Dave. its one of the australian proteas. They're actually hardier than proteas so probably a better prospect for the UK milder areas

Its name refers to it being bright enough to be seen from far away :)
by bodster
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: telopea
Replies: 6
Views: 543

telopea

Just thought i'd post a pic of my telopea shady lady opening. Its a strange pink at the moment but should become bgger and bright crimson when its done
by bodster
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trumpet vine
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Trumpet vine

Is it a good idea to grow these from seed? I did in the past and they rarely flowered. The modern cultivars are much easier to flower. The one I've found easiest is madam galen. It grows really well in my garden and flowers all summer - mostly on the north side of the plant suprisingly
by bodster
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline type?
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Cordyline type?

No indivisia has an orange midrib