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by Simba
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Keen Digger required - Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Keen Digger required - Essex

No, I want to keep the bamboo and Trachycarpus, but whoever moves them can have the other plants moved to make space for them.
by Simba
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Keen Digger required - Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Keen Digger required - Essex

Can be pics taken tomorrow....but you being in Oxford, would think I am out of range for you Springy..?
by Simba
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Keen Digger required - Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Keen Digger required - Essex

I just don't have the time or energy anymore...... So looking for someone prepared to do the graft in digging up a fargesia bamboo, and a Trachycarpus for me...PM me for further details and your quote please... :) Likely to be a couple of freebies such as a Sorbus 'blood red', Eucalyptus Niphophilla...
by Simba
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cortederia Roots
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Cortederia Roots

I have just scythed down a Cortederia, and now that I can see the base, it has a circumference of about 3 ft.....seems like a task to dig it out, can it be killed off in some other way....? :wink:
by Simba
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cycas
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: cycas

PaulPlants wrote:... I'm not giving up yet!
And rightly so.....I believe that as long as the caudex remains firm then given time it will flush again.... icon_thumleft
by Simba
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: best fargesia for...
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: best fargesia for...

Simba has a mazimum height of 6ft. I can confirm that this is true, I am 5 11".... icon_thumleft Fargesia nitida is supposed to be upright and shorter than robusta. anybody have any views on that? I have a Nitida, but I find it frustratingly floppy. Not one I'd automaticaly consider as upright. Far...
by Simba
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Macrozamia
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: Macrozamia

You are half right Steph...I did sell the large Communis to Mark Domingo, and as far as I know its doing well for him. But a visit to Amulree during their 50% sale, saw me come home with another Communis....:wink: Smaller than the ones we got, and really quite different too, ie very sharp and spikey...
by Simba
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Which variety for Bamboo entrance "thicket"?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Which variety for Bamboo entrance "thicket"?

I was thinking Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis on one side and Phyllostachys Vivax 'Huagwenzhu' on the other These would have been my suggestions too, but I wouldn't have one of each, I'd choose two of one variety, to give a feeling of walking through one huge plant rather than a couple of large in...
by Simba
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Planting Yucca Rostrata..What Soil Requirements?
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Planting Yucca Rostrata..What Soil Requirements?

When planting out Yucca, I raise the planting level by building a little mound, with one handful JI3, one handful of gravel...finally top off with a good layer of gravel and larger rocks around the trunk.

The Arid Rockery
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by Simba
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4643

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

I have one bed that I am not happy with, my 'shade' bed, and will be digging up and moving a few things about. This might mean that one or two plants have to go. I have a 6ft Schefflera Taiwaniana that might be sacrificed, and a Trachycarpus with 4ft of trunk. But once completed i should have a bit ...
by Simba
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Buying pots of vivax aureocaulis.
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Buying pots of vivax aureocaulis.

I think those prices sound great for the amount of bamboo that you are receiving...what varieties did they have Karl?
by Simba
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 75375

Re: Arlons Blog: New arrival, Cycas thouarsii

Nice one... icon_thumright

You must have quite a collection now..?
by Simba
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: shady trunked yuccas
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: shady trunked yuccas

Mr List wrote:are they painful /spikey though?
Nothing like as lethal as some other Yucca & Agave, or even holly..!!
by Simba
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: shady trunked yuccas
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: shady trunked yuccas

Neither of these gets full sun in my garden. Probably badly sited but they are doing alright.. Yucca Thompsoniana http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/ikongoni/698d66f2-abe1-4913-b355-8b59c2a217ba_zpsc73ef9e2.jpg Yucca Linearis http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/ikongoni/a426d443-95fe-46ae-8...
by Simba
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?
Replies: 75
Views: 3332

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Nice to hear from you Kev, garden is looking good. Are you finding it less maintenance, more self sufficient these days? Thanks Steph...yes the garden is almost completely self sufficient now, hardly did any graft at all in 2013, apart from a bit of hard landscaping and planting....and no protectin...