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by grayk2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Nelumbo Nucifera
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Nelumbo Nucifera

[media][media]Hi I've just re-joined Hardy Tropicals - mainly to get some help in getting my Nelumbo Komarovii and Nucifera to flower. I grow them in trugs in a south facing greenhouse (I live in Leicester,UK). I get lots of aerial leaves but no flowers. The RHS suggested they were not getting enoug...
by grayk2
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Puya in flower
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Puya in flower

This is the Puya Alpestris I asked questions about its watering a few weeks ago. As a result, I brought it into the conservatory - out of the heavy rain - and it is now flowering.
by grayk2
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Lets see your Ricinus ..
Replies: 26
Views: 2430

Re: Lets see your Ricinus ..

Here are some of my ricins, most grown from seed this year but a couple were over-wintered in a greenhouse.
by grayk2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Extending the bed in the front garden - UPDATED
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Re: Extending the bed in the front garden - UPDATED

Hi Mick The round plant is a Dyckia Brevifolia, a relative of the pineapple. It produces a tall yellow-flower spike and masses of offsets - also grows easily from seed. The one with the trunk is a fan aloe, Aloe Plicatilis. There are more photos on my website, www.myexotics.co.uk I also have a raise...
by grayk2
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Extending the bed in the front garden - UPDATED
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Re: Extending the bed in the front garden

A strimmer works fine around the rocks, apart from a few tufts between them - which I limit by weedkilling large gaps in them.
by grayk2
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Extending the bed in the front garden - UPDATED
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Re: Extending the bed in the front garden

I created this succulent bed in our front lawn - well away from where grandchildren play - last year. Most plants come indoors or into a cold greenhouse in the winter.
by grayk2
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Puya watering
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Puya watering

Not me in Moseley. I'm near Leiceser. I do have a fair number of tropicals, succulents and a few cacti.
My 'hotlips' - which I think is a kalanchoe thrysifoliaisone of several, some quite large, as the photo.They do flower well.
by grayk2
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Puya watering
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Puya watering

I have a Puya Alpestris, putting up a 40 cm flower spike
Puya flower spike
Puya flower spike
- no flowers yet, but I am hopefull. It is outside in a 6" pot. Should I water it much?- I water weekly at the moment