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by Jo A P
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My New Pad
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: My New Pad

Wow! So you'll be keeping us supplied with seeds and cuttings :mrgreen:
by Jo A P
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More additions....
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: More additions....

I bought seeds of several varieties and they grew well and flowered last year. I just wish I had had the intelligence to have labelled them. I know one was musifolia grande but the leaves didn't get as big as I expected them to. Perhaps I'll have to treat myself to another one.
by Jo A P
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New purchases - very pleased
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: New purchases - very pleased

:mrgreen: Envy! I think it would be better for Nigel to move to Italy lock, stock and barrel. Preferibly just up the road from me.
by Jo A P
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 75343

Re: Arlons Blog: New arrival, Cycas thouarsii

In 3 days I've gone through the whole blog looking at the photos and reading bits here and there. Beautiful garden, plenty to see and despite all the new projects the rest is so well cared for. I like the way you did the wall without actually cementing it in place. I see you have altered it a little...
by Jo A P
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

I'm as British as you are Tom! I'm married to an Italian and live here though the temptation to move back is very strong!
by Jo A P
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

Thanks for that very clear explanation Conifers! Nice that an expert can give some time. We have about 20 trees and as you can see from the pic some remain healthy and others just crumble away and we have had to cut them down. They've been here for over 50 years.
by Jo A P
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

If there are both sexes on the same tree, is it possible to grow them from 'seed'? I've never found any seedlings around.
by Jo A P
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

I didn't know that about the male and female trees Conifers. It's generally said here that the female spreads and the male is upright. We have some of each along the road and some are upright and some spread. The spreaders really spoil the look of the line of trees so I wonder why they were planted ...
by Jo A P
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

Just a thought. The male trees are upright and the female are spreading and a bit on the scruffy side. I daresay Conifers knows a lot more about telling one from the other.
by Jo A P
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

Re: Cupressus Sempervirens 'Totem' Italian Cypress Conifer

Living in Tuscany I suppose I couldn't really be without. A lot of trees have had to be cut down due to a virus and even now some of ours are literally 'crumbling' from the top down.
by Jo A P
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vertical and succulent Gardening..
Replies: 48
Views: 2232

Re: Vertical and succulent Gardening..

Unfotunately I don't have any kind of wall (despite nagging the OH). I don't have usable fences either being as there are frequently sheep the other side. At the moment I've convinced the OH to put in some posts for climbers and I'm going to experiment with a scaffolding tube for hanging stuff from....
by Jo A P
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vertical and succulent Gardening..
Replies: 48
Views: 2232

Re: Vertical and succulent Gardening..

I've got the sedum morganianum and it grows quite quickly. I've seen them in a face planter and they look brilliant. I love succulents and cacti and want to find new ways of using them for the summer rather than just having them lined up.
by Jo A P
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vertical and succulent Gardening..
Replies: 48
Views: 2232

Re: Vertical and succulent Gardening..

You can smarten up wooden pallets, hang them on the wall and slot pots in them. I've seen some on fb, pininterest I think it was.
by Jo A P
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vertical and succulent Gardening..
Replies: 48
Views: 2232

Re: Vertical and succulent Gardening..

Those pictures really make you wish spring was here already! I'm without walls though so I I'll have to try baskets hanging from trees.
by Jo A P
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm help
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Palm help

Thanks Kata. It's telling the difference between the 3 I mentioned as someone has offered me some seedlings and doesn't know the name of the palm. I'll have a root around Kew and see what I can find.