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by carolpz
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone recommend a shady climber?
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Anyone recommend a shady climber?

Why not Clematis armandii? Early flowerer, evergreen and a very pleasant perfume.
by carolpz
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pruning a T-Rex
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: Pruning a T-Rex

Mine doesn't ever need pruning as it's an 8ft tree but the pups are a nightmare down here. I've given up giving them away because they'll eventually take over the world! :shock: # You got any pics Carol? I hear a lot about the Carolpz type :D Well thank you kind sir, I have a new camera which I'm s...
by carolpz
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pruning a T-Rex
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Re: Pruning a T-Rex

Mine doesn't ever need pruning as it's an 8ft tree but the pups are a nightmare down here. I've given up giving them away because they'll eventually take over the world! :shock:
by carolpz
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas please - dry-ish, shady bank
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Ideas please - dry-ish, shady bank

I agree with Mikec, I have a Fatsia jap. 'Spider's Web' which has grown extremely well with very little light let alone sun, and equally minimal soil.
by carolpz
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Paulownia tomentosa
Replies: 80
Views: 5896

Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Mine growing well too and was going to pollard next spring but am undecided now whether to do it in autumn. Damn!! :?
by carolpz
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much time do you dedicate to preening/weeding/neatness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: How much time do you dedicate to preening/weeding/neatne

About one hour per year. The place is so full of plants the weeds get very little chance to grow and if they do I leave them for the bees. :)
by carolpz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sasa Palmata
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: Sasa Palmata

Don't do it, you'll be very very sorry. Although a lovely bamboo it will not just take over your garden but the whole county! :shock:
by carolpz
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Another tropical roundabout Truro
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: Another tropical roundabout Truro

We don't get much below -5c unless it's a really bad winter. This year has been relatively mild so my bananas, Chamaedoreas, Brugmansia sanguinea etc have come through fine. So far no problems at all. icon_cheers
by carolpz
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NARANJILLA SOLANUM QUITOENSE TROPICAL EDIBLE FRUIT PLANT
Replies: 26
Views: 2085

Re: NARANJILLA SOLANUM QUITOENSE TROPICAL EDIBLE FRUIT PLANT

I found it difficult to overwinter as I always overwater :oops: . It likes a dryish compost and won't tolerate frost.
by carolpz
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fatsia spiders web advice?
Replies: 27
Views: 1282

Re: Fatsia spiders web advice?

Mine is in full shade and does very well. Fatsias tend to turn yellow in hot sun as witness the roundabouts down here where some numpty has decreed that they are much better as a sickly yellow plant than the rich green they're supposed to be.
by carolpz
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: forget the land-based exotics....
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: forget the land-based exotics....

Not in this weather RS, it's just turned quite chilly here. Anyway my camera is land-based I'm afraid. You'll have to check out images online.
by carolpz
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: forget the land-based exotics....
Replies: 9
Views: 743

forget the land-based exotics....

and check out the sea. I was in Mousehole on the rocks the other day and wore a pair of goggles while swimming. The many different seaweeds and anemones (or is it anenomes I can never remember?) made the most beautiful garden. Long swaying ribbon weeds and one that looks like sea spaghetti catch aro...
by carolpz
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: T-Rex help
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: T-Rex help

They will drop off their bottom leaves as they get bigger but, as others are saying, need good root space. I don't think it's overwatering, my 2 potted ones are outside in all the rain we've had and don't much care. One thing I've found will kill them is to be in a hot greenhouse, they prefer cool c...
by carolpz
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Finally is the Jetstream returning?
Replies: 30
Views: 1459

Re: Finally is the Jetstream returning?

Just seen the forecast and the jetstream is supposedly moving north so that the south and west will be warmer and drier and the northwest is going to be next in line for lotsa the wet stuff. icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers
by carolpz
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: P vivax 'Aureocaulis'
Replies: 9
Views: 717

P vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Blasted thing, John and Bubbles removed almost 90 new culms last week and we now have another 27!!! :evil: :evil: Please someone come and take it away!! icon_aaargh icon_aaargh icon_aaargh