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by John P
Tue May 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis help!
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Chamaerops humilis help!

http://www.palmsociety.org.uk/forum/top ... picid=5479

Colloidial Silver is another solution.

john
by John P
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Forum Comeback
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Forum Comeback

Dave its super to see you are back and I hope you do not disappear again. If HTUK is to rise once more from the ashes and become the home of good discussions on palms and exotic plants you need to do some moderating. Also I know of HTUK members who have struggled to log in not received admin respons...
by John P
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 3605

Welcome back HTUK

Grev it is a dead duck on here I really cannot understand why it has come back again. I think you are flogging a dead horse. I have given up posting on here but as you had tried to kick it off again, felt I had to make a few comments. There is no one in Admin monitoring the forum and Dave Brown igno...
by John P
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

timj17 wrote:And they were great seeds John, I have 14 seedlings in a zip lock so far after about 12 weeks.
Tim good to hear they were okay.

John
by John P
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.

What do you call elaborate protection? I just mulch the ground with leaves for the winter and If it looks as if it is going to freeze I put a sheet or blanket over the growing point depending on how cold it is going to be. icon_thumright JJ I purchased a large bale of straw and encased the trunk an...
by John P
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

The multiple trunks are not common but do exist even for other varieties of palms. My so called twins were brought home in the back of my car. They were fused together and I had to saw them apart. I have had them about 15 years and they have grown much quicker than 2 in my front garden.

John
by John P
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

They do exist but normally its 2 seeds in the same pot. These trachys in my garden were quite small when I purchased them. They shared a small pot, were sawn apart and planted next to each other. The picture was taken 2.5 years ago and they are much bigger now. http://www.palmsociety.org.uk/forum/im...
by John P
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis - Seed question

The ones I sold on the EPS recently were red ones.

John
by John P
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: How many years to get your Echiums to flower.

I had found that the only way to get flowers had been to pot them for 2 years (frost free greenhouse in winter) and plant out in the third. This winter is different for me. I still have the potted echiums in the greenhouse but my borders are full of bigger plants that germinated last summer and have...
by John P
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca linearis
Replies: 16
Views: 1950

Re: Yucca linearis

Rob if you go back to the first post in the thread I am sure Nigel who is back in the UK will fix you up.

John
by John P
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaedorea Radicalis
Replies: 23
Views: 1869

Re: Chamaedorea Radicalis

If anyone wants to try growing some these palms the EPS are selling seeds on ebay. (For fund raising purposes) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1115940058

John
by John P
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: echium pininana protection
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: echium pininana protection

Parkeey unless you are in a mild area or we have an exceptionally mild winter you are going to struggle to keep an echium alive during winter. Its not a good idea to keep any plant wrapped up for months. I have tried a bale of straw round a 6ft plant with a water proof cover and it still snuffed it....
by John P
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: This forum is the best.
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: This forum is the best.

Any forum is reflected by the members posting on it. HTUK is great well done Dave.

John
by John P
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Adrian?
Replies: 54
Views: 1751

Re: Adrian?

I have just put a message to him on the EPS Admin Team forum that he has been missed.

John
by John P
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Echium, any experts on the forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Echium, any experts on the forum?

J J I am no expert but I planted out 2 last year that were about 4 feet high. (They had been pot grown and kept in the greenhouse frost free over winter.) 1 put out a flower spike and the other one did not. I was hoping the one that had not flowered last summer would do so this year but although it ...