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by weve
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: happy xmas from weve!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: happy xmas from weve!!!

Red Its straying off topic i know, but as a "teaser trailer" to the indivisa story (which I will post in detail with pics in the reference section), the indivisa's demise started by the new unfurled central leaves in the spear rotting at their bases and this leaf base rot spread gradually outwards t...
by weve
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What the problem with C.Indivisa
Replies: 64
Views: 2902

Re: What the problem with C.Indivisa

hi
There are 2 pics of indivisa leaves for ID purposes in this thread here

As has been said DIY sheds are notorious for labelling australis as indivisa, but apparently they are mislabelled in Holland before import.

BTW the stripes on the leaves are quite evident even when young.

cheers
weve
by weve
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: happy xmas from weve!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

happy xmas from weve!!!

sorry, this really should be in OFF TOPIC but as not everybody visits there thought i'd post on the main forum as i haven't been able to post (or do anything in the garden) for months!. I have been away and busy and just now back for christmas. consequently have only just now started protecting my p...
by weve
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: SEAWEED
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: SEAWEED

HarryandNess
thanks for the good wishes..... Didn't get any weed at all, after all that. :(

Have posted about it in Off topic HERE
cheers
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: SEAWEED
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: SEAWEED

Harry and Ness , thanks for the advice. soaking seems the best bet and leaving it out in this rain too might help. I'll see just how much i have to cope with tomorrow. Won't risk anything precious with it even then tho' Cheers! Red , are you whacking holes in it and using as raised bed? it might we...
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: SEAWEED
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: SEAWEED

What a timely thread! Got a small 17' sailing boat in Torquay and hauling it out tomorrow and bringing it home to the front garden. Its got about 4 years worth of very bad fouling on it so I'll have a ready (and legal) supply of weed (and other beasties) literally on my doorstep. Just concerned abou...
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Herpetology heat mats for winter protection?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Herpetology heat mats for winter protection?

Thanks for the tip Red icon_thumleft , as I say just thinking........

Be ironic, if in a bad winter, my plants didn't die of cold, but where killed by fire instead :)

Thanks!
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pot heating.
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Pot heating.

AirKewl
Thanks! post the link, if you could, icon_thumleft

I'm always interested to find out about things i'm not at all familiar with.

Cheers icon_thumleft
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Herpetology heat mats for winter protection?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Herpetology heat mats for winter protection?

Just thinking aloud really with this post (and sorry to mention the winter already). I bought a 'lizard' heat mat for my prop early this year with good success and this started me thinking if low wattage ones could be used (undercover) outside just for a few specific plants to keep the soil from fre...
by weve
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Washingtonia

If mine survives to that large a size, I intend to copy Dave B's excellent idea of providing overhead cover with a large umbrella/parasol. (there is a thread about it somewhere on the forum, but can't seem to find it at the moment. Perhaps DaveB can post a link).

EDIT: I think THIS is the thread
by weve
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I'm in need of some inspiration!
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

Re: I'm in need of some inspiration!

Weve - I'll look up the other plants you listed, but aren't the Phormium cookianum's a bit on the tender side? Not particulary, in my experience anyway. My 'tricolor' has survived all my winters (including the last two) unprotected without a problem at all, as have my astelias (bar a few yellowish ...
by weve
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pot heating.
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Pot heating.

Medjool Think those "water-walled" pots of yours would be an excellent idea for evening out the day/night temperatures, but do they commonly sell such things? I have two plastic square containers (in a ghastly pale yellow colour) where the 1" thick walls and base can be filled with water. These were...
by weve
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Washingtonia

If its still in its pot best keep it there and do as Dave advises. If however you have it already planted in the ground it should survive the winter ok if given adequate protection (especially in Southampton). I got my small one through last winter with no problems at all by closely surrounding the ...
by weve
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Problem with my Hedychium Forrestii
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Problem with my Hedychium Forrestii

"Bleeding water from the leaves" is called guttation and is exhibited by many plants types which have specialised cells in the leaves specifically for this process (grasses, colocasisas, musa, musella. ensete and hedychiums to name but a few). This is normal and is a way of getting water up through ...
by weve
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete maurelii post mortem (contains upsetting images!!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Ensete maurelii post mortem (contains upsetting images!!

Dave I was well warned by you (and others) that it was difficult (or nigh impossible) to overwinter these in the ground before embarking on my 'experiment', so I knew it was a long shot, but i wanted to give it a bash nevertheless...... (nothing ventured etc.) Didn't allow for it being 'eaten' tho.....