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by MonkeyDavid
Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: My new Tetrapanax rex
Replies: 3
Views: 181

My new Tetrapanax rex

I will guarantee in 2 or 3 years your neighbour will start to get some pups coming up. I've already had at least 10 pups so far this year, my plant has been in the ground since 2009 & I now get them coming up upto 6m from it. Having said that it's not a problem in your own garden, they snap off easi...
by MonkeyDavid
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o
Replies: 315
Views: 22493

Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

I was only thinking last night that seeing as we've got Dave b posting again it would be good to see his washy, as it's been a long time since I'd seen it..... Are there any more highlights from the summer? How's the Butia doing these days?
by MonkeyDavid
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: ID help needed with 2 plants.
Replies: 5
Views: 796

ID help needed with 2 plants.

I came home from a holiday in Spain with a few Attenuata pups which I... cough cough.. found lying around the hotel...cough cough...
All now rooting nicely :D
by MonkeyDavid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Dasylirion Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Dasylirion Advice Please

Doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it, the leaf tips are supposed to look like that.
They're very drought tolerant & require very free draining soil & thrive on neglect. Keep it on the dry side over winter as they hate being cold and wet
by MonkeyDavid
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa cheesmanii and Musa yunnanensis
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Musa cheesmanii and Musa yunnanensis

I had some experience with yunnanensis a few years ago, I'd read that they had some hardiness so bought 2. I found out in their 1st winter that they weren't that hardy, I had basjoos and sikhimensis of similar size and all had similar winter protection. Only the yunnanensis died
by MonkeyDavid
Thu May 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member from Birmingham
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

New member from Birmingham

I'm also Midlands (Telford) & have now got a few years experience on what does well...or not...Trachys are bullet proof, get waggys as well as Fortunei just to mix it up. Sorry to say but canary palms & Washintonias are not long term, with protection they will survive some winters but the 1st bad wi...
by MonkeyDavid
Thu May 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Cordyline Australis
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Cordyline Australis

I sowed some seed last year for the first time, I collected the seed in 2017, sowed in spring 2018. I did nothing special, just in multi purpose compost. I had a high germination rate, probably over 90%, in the autumn I selected the strongest seedlings to keep going over the winter & some of them ar...
by MonkeyDavid
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei

Are you sure it's a trachycarpus? Trachys don't pup but chamaerops do, some places still call chammys 'trachycarpus exelsa'.
If it is a Trachycarpus then it must be a seedling & not a pup.
by MonkeyDavid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do not buy from this person
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Do not buy from this person

Found it! Very interesting read....how do people get away with it?
by MonkeyDavid
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do not buy from this person
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Do not buy from this person

I think i've been living under a rock as I have no idea what's been going on & can't find it on facebook icon_scratch anyone got a link or more info? (Good to see some old faces posting icon_thumleft)
by MonkeyDavid
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter 2017-18 losses
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Winter 2017-18 losses

Noticed today my Melianthus major which I thought was dead has 3 new shoots coming from the base.
by MonkeyDavid
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter 2017-18 losses
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Winter 2017-18 losses

My treeferns are all in rude health but only because every winter I cut all the fronds off and wrap well (as if another Dec' 10 is coming) However, my biggest concern is the state of my cordylines as they have quite a bit of damage, almost every growing point has pulled out but at the moment are sti...
by MonkeyDavid
Mon May 21, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hello again!!
Replies: 54
Views: 5983

Re: Hello again!!

Isn't it amazing how much you take something for granted until its gone. Welcome back HTUK, we've missed you
by MonkeyDavid
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Planting for butterflies
Replies: 29
Views: 2082

Re: Planting for butterflies

Most species of butterfly will only lay their eggs on a specific 2 or 3 species of plants, most of which are native 'weeds', shrubs or trees. As Kris says-no catterpillars, no butterflys
by MonkeyDavid
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: First Air Frost of 2014 for some? (14/02 - 18/02)?
Replies: 104
Views: 7589

Re: General Potential for Cold increasing.

Can I just say Stephen that if in a few days time someone shoots you down for exaggerating the cold pay no attention, I like many would much rather have been informed of the potential cold & been prepaired rather than not know anything untill the last minute & not been able to do anything