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by tropical-pete
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bulb ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Bulb ID?

Nice plants Dave, I've got a Hippeastralia growing at the moment but it's considerably smaller so no flowers this year.

Should've said you were at CGF Steve, could've prolly met you there :lol: And spent too much money again :roll:
by tropical-pete
Sun May 10, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Pond
Replies: 115
Views: 5345

Re: The Pond

Wow Mel, it's coming on really well! Have only just caught up and it's progressed so much. I love the idea for the fireplace, sounds really cool! Great to see you getting 'stuck in' too :lol: We've just been visiting some gardens in a local village today and one of them had a really nifty garden hut...
by tropical-pete
Sun May 10, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: gunnera this year
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: gunnera this year

Well as long as it got them through the winter Daz, that's the most important thing! Keep us posted ;)
by tropical-pete
Sat May 09, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New House
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: New House

Way to go Steve, garden to play with icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers Looking forward to seeing the pics ;)
by tropical-pete
Sat May 09, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: gunnera this year
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: gunnera this year

Looking great, Daz - I see you've got a flower there, too! I lost the growing tip on mine and I thought it was dead until about three weeks ago, but it's sent out three shoots from the base - tough as old boots!!! I doubt it will get to a big size this year because it's basically starting from scrat...
by tropical-pete
Sat May 09, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Welcome to new members
Replies: 1264
Views: 32556

Re: Welcome to new members

Haven't been around for the past couple of weeks, but it's great to see we've picked up so many new members!!! So...

A big welcome to all our new members!!

It's great to have you here and we all look forward too seing you around icon_cheers

Enjoy!
by tropical-pete
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Spring off to a great start
Replies: 201
Views: 7226

Re: Spring off to a great start

Reached a pleasant 17.4C here yesterday, and lots of sun, too. 10C now at the moment, but not a cloud in sight.

Check out the forecast - kinda good, but of course the best weather would arrive just as it's time for back to school :roll: :lol:
by tropical-pete
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Spring off to a great start
Replies: 201
Views: 7226

Re: Spring off to a great start

:lol: Lee-ann :lol:

Very overcast here today, no wind at all but raining. And cool, only around 11C :roll:
by tropical-pete
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bishops hats and a couple of old queens! Epimedium.
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Bishops hats and a couple of old queens! Epimedium.

Some seriously beautiful plants there John, all looking in fine condition! Might have to try some of these out, the flowers are very unusual and some nice colours in there, too. There's no need to apologise for excessive pics by the way, we all love 'em :DD Thanks for posting them!
by tropical-pete
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice taken - shade-loving plant update
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Advice taken - shade-loving plant update

Some lovely plants there col - I love the foliage on that Cyrtomium falcatum, and the Rodgersia, too. Keep us posted once you've planted them, it should look great!
by tropical-pete
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Habitat pix of Wild Bananas in Peninsular M'sia
Replies: 38
Views: 1743

Re: Habitat pix of Wild Bananas in Peninsular M'sia

Some great pictures Tog, what a gorgeous place! I love that Callimusa, what an amazing clump of plants icon_thumright

Interesting to hear about the Siam Ruby, being a prized gem over here :lol:
by tropical-pete
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mail Order Plants
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Mail Order Plants

Have only done a couple of mail orders here because usually I only want the odd plant, so P & P kinda makes it not very economical. The two I had done were with Jungle Plants (September 2007) - who, by the way, have a 25% off sale on at the moment, and Hill House Nursery (March 2009), and both gave ...
by tropical-pete
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: AKAMBA
Replies: 91
Views: 3780

Re: AKAMBA

Big improvement already, and there's only one page :lol:

I wonder where 'Watoto Park' will be? At their current location? Sounds like it'll have some nice areas in it, and that tropical house sounds good. Might mean I have a tropical place to visit in Winter as well :lol:
by tropical-pete
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dividing Cannas
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Dividing Cannas

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll wait until they start shooting then, which hopefully won't be too long. I have a couple in the ground but I think I'll be leaving those as they are, but there are quite a few in pots I'd like to divide.

Thanks again!
by tropical-pete
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vale Exotics
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Vale Exotics

It looks very nice Stuart, whatever it is!!! I think I've lost one of my Cyathea's, but another identical one just a few metres away has come through fine and has some new croziers in the crown ready to unfurl :roll: The only different I notice on yours is that the stems/petioles (I'm not a tree fer...