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by DavidF
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: too much variagation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: too much variagation?

Martin, I think the answer is to send it to me.

I have read somewhere that a sure way to prevent too much variegation is to ensure they live in West Yorkshire (and not Don)! :D

Very nice plant btw.
by DavidF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 24
Views: 1315

Re: Replacements

The only thing I'm replacing is a dead Butia eriospatha with a Butia capitata I already have. I won't be replacing any of my bananas, I've totally given up on them. I'm still hoping to not have to buy any plants at all this year apart from the Cannas from Steve, the Dahlias I've already ordered and ...
by DavidF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Palms in my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 2245

Re: Palms in my collection

Fantastic pics Tog Tan!

How wonderful to have all those great plants on your doorstep. I almost got the chance to live in KL for 12 months but we turned it down because I wouldn't be able to stand the heat/humidity :oops: . Singapore nearly killed me.......
by DavidF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice taken - shade-loving plant update
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Advice taken - shade-loving plant update

A nice set of plants there icon_thumleft

I love shade loving plants, but I don't really have much shade in my garden :( apart from winter shade, but that's not the same.
by DavidF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How long should I give my gingers?
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: How long should I give my gingers?

Well I've tipped them out of their pots and had a looky see. 3 are definitely dead (auranticum, coronarium and ellipticum), 1 had a shoot icon_cheers (villosum) and the other 2 (garderianum and one I've lost the label of) although they didn't have shoots, the roots were reasonably healthy looking an...
by DavidF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How long should I give my gingers?
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: How long should I give my gingers?

David, are they bare rhizomes in your greenhouse or are they in pots? They are all in pots Andy. I bought them all as plants last Spring and grew them on in the greenhouse all last year to bulk them up so they would be big, flowering sized plants this year. Umfortunately they are all just mushy rhi...
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Poorly Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Poorly Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Why? what has happened to your eriospatha? This would seem to contradict most reports from this past winter, the eriospatha seems to be a good bet for most people
Mines as dead as a doornail. It's getting dug up and skipped this week.
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How long should I give my gingers?
Replies: 14
Views: 725

How long should I give my gingers?

I have about 6 Gingers that I've overwintered in the (unheated) greenhouse. Various species, Ellipticum, Gardnerianum (sp?) Villosa etc.. They all look brown bread, not a sign of life in any of them. The greenhouse gets hot during the day and has done for the last few weeks so I thought there might ...
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sad chamaerops
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Sad chamaerops

I was just looking at my Chamaerops today and thinking that if it doesn't pick up soon it's getting dug up and binned. It spots badly every year and I have to remove a load of fronds and it seems like it hasn't really grown in 6 years. I think Paul Spracklin said that if you have one that spots it w...
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill, North London
Replies: 137
Views: 8153

Re: Crews Hill, North London

Nice haul Mark!

Your slut should look like this all being well..........it was a belter for me last year.
Bora Bora.JPG
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Spring off to a great start
Replies: 201
Views: 7137

Re: Spring off to a great start

Been glorious here for a week, sunshine, blue skies and temps in the high teens every day icon_cheers .
by DavidF
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: ID please
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: ID please

Yes they are definitely Nast urtiums ! There's a low growing variety with really bright red flowers that can look quite exotic. The climbers are a bit straggly IMO. Plant them in the poorest possible soil and they'll flower like mad. In decent, nutrient rich soil all you get is lots of leaves and ha...
by DavidF
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill, North London
Replies: 137
Views: 8153

Re: Crews Hill, North London

Looks like a great day out guys! It just goes to show the North/South divide yesterday, you all look freezing!

Thanks for the pose Darran, I love daffodils :wink:

:lol:
by DavidF
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Spring off to a great start
Replies: 201
Views: 7137

Re: Spring off to a great start

It got down to 1C here last night, but it didn't actually feel that cold :? and no frost this morning. Nice day again here, 15C and sunny icon_sunny .
by DavidF
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pond newbie made an impulse buy.
Replies: 50
Views: 1467

Re: Pond newbie made an impulse buy.

Mark I know they are unsightly and probably not the "look" you are looking for, but I really think you should consider netting your pond.
Your Heron seems really determined and I think that if you don't net it you'll never be able to have fish :( .