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by photonbucket
Fri May 24, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What bulk fertiliser for tender big leaf growers?
Replies: 60
Views: 3402

Re: What bulk fertiliser for tender big leaf growers?

That video was crazy! Worth a watch certainly. How do we know whats in the magic ingredient?
by photonbucket
Fri May 24, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

Evening chaps. Been either busy at work or in the planting areas. I have now planted up at least half the borders. I am lacking inspiration for some small shrubs. It's not just been selecting them, but finding a source that has been the problem. The water here is hard, but not nearly as bad as my ol...
by photonbucket
Tue May 21, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

Will reply to all the above later, but the soil is finally all in.

See the story on the link below. Worth a read to avoid the same issues I had.

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www. ... lies.co.uk
by photonbucket
Sun May 19, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

Ah! I lined the house, but not the sleepers. I guess that is ominous! :roll:

I plan to be in this house about 5 years, so I hope they outlast that. Hanging the door today, but with zero expertise. :(
by photonbucket
Sat May 18, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

News flash: The misting system is in. After just a few minutes, the humidity was up to 95% in the biome, even without the door on. (Not fitted yet). There are four of these even spread using 25mm PVC pipe. They spread a nice cloud of vapour..... https://www.buyaparcel.com/imageview.php?image=mist.jp...
by photonbucket
Sat May 18, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Humid Biome Plants
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Humid Biome Plants

Evening, I am moving on with my humid biome now. Just need some suggestions for plants to fill this area which measures about 4 x 2 meters. Quite a shady aspect and will be humid and of coarse frost free. I want some height, including some real statement plants, but I can't have anything too busy in...
by photonbucket
Sun May 12, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amulree UJ etc Haul
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: Amulree UJ etc Haul

In all seriousness, I would like to make an Eden Of The East in the next 3-5 years. I need to find a property to placate the wife and have a serious amount of land. Then I will be looking to make both arid and tropical biomes. As for the current crop, they are all strictly for growing in the mini bi...
by photonbucket
Sat May 11, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amulree UJ etc Haul
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Amulree UJ etc Haul

Visited Simon and Liz today. So lucky to be within touching distance of these guys. But first, here is my version of the recent "Triffid" thread. Do I win? I hope so! I bought this last September and it turned up about a six weeks ago. Slowest delivery ever from my local tropical orintated garden ce...
by photonbucket
Sat May 11, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

Randomly placed plants still in their pots, just to give an idea.

Image
by photonbucket
Sat May 11, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Great haul Cordy. Those Alocasia look bloomin' cheap and healthy. And yes I thought Alocasia had to be constatnly moist during the summer.
by photonbucket
Mon May 06, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help with Soil and Species Selection
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Help with Soil and Species Selection

I'm excited now! Just noticed that Amulree have had a delivery of palms. Some I am interested in are:

SYAGRUS romanzoffianum
ACOELORAPHE WRIGHTII
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
DYPSIS decaryi
PARAJUBAEA TORALLYII Var TORALLYII

Excuse the capitals (copy and paste job!).
by photonbucket
Mon May 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help with Soil and Species Selection
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Help with Soil and Species Selection

Thanks for your help. I have worked out that I need 4 tonnes of soil, so you were right about the over estimation. As for Cyathea tomentosissima, why go for that instead of C. Cooperi? My biggest problem is going to be finding a reasonable sized one of either. Any ideas where a biggy might be for sa...
by photonbucket
Mon May 06, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help with Soil and Species Selection
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Help with Soil and Species Selection

I need help with species selection and soil make up now. I have two main areas. The main borders and the living wall that need to be 'soiled' and planted over the next few weeks. See here for the context... http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=19855&p=374040#p374040 My rough i...
by photonbucket
Mon May 06, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Photonbucket Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Photonbucket Blog

Another hard day outside cutting and drilling. I have now tanked the back wall to prevent damp, started the sleeper borders and put up the living wall. I will post another topic in the main forum because I am stuck for plant species and soil and that is my next job. https://www.buyaparcel.com/imagev...
by photonbucket
Mon May 06, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia Robusta on EBay
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Washingtonia Robusta on EBay

The awful title won't help the final price.