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by cordyman
Tue May 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden make over (Part 1) - pop the kettle on
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Front garden make over (Part 1) - pop the kettle on

Stunning, very well planted, and makes a huge difference icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers
by cordyman
Mon May 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hello again!!
Replies: 54
Views: 4543

Re: Hello again!!

Hello again, some of these old posts are great to re-read :D
by cordyman
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Basjoo
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Basjoo

wait for some more rollers to push out :D
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (

I have taken culms that were new like that and bent or trained them to go a certain way. is there any way you can pull them back from under that stone and let them grow? even tied with string to keep them back until there hardened off and will stay where you want them 2 I could try and pull them ba...
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (

My Campbell's are also doing well & its the best fargesia in my opinion. I would suggest you separate/divide the grove, you can then plant elsewhere in your garden or pot up & sell on. Grove is looking good but no plans to seperate it just yet, it has a lot more room to move on the side and back in...
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (

They look great! Love the hairy culms, and a really good size to them - can see they will be tall ones! Would have thought the wood plan would work nicely, as long as it is a tight fit as otherwise they'll just find a way to push between the two and shove the wood out I'm sure! :twisted: Need to me...
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Fergasia Robusta Campbell loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeely boo, very very quick to form a decent hedge, dense, wind proof, scorch proof, and doesnt run icon_thumleft before and afters... http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/pault123/2010-11-13132855-1.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/grapevin...
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Robusta Campbell - snapping culms breaks my heart :- (

My Robusta Campbell hedge gets a Musa Basjoo and Ensette Maurelli leaf mulch before winter, come Spring its all beautifully rotted and the new culms are poking through, only early days but its looks like it will be another good flush... http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p645/blackfence777/20140401...
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rokeby Hall Conservatory restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Rokeby Hall Conservatory restoration

Thanks for this. Looks a perfect canvas for exotics!
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 54382

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants. what happened to all the plants you'd put at the back Kris? could of sworn i'd seen a pic of hawthorn or something planted? Love the wind baffling idea icon_cheers Can't beat a secluded garden on a windy day to excape it all and so...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 9737

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Planting the new border!

Certainly taking shape CP icon_cheers icon_cheers

When is the black paint coming out :shock: :shock: Reckon that would add some serious depth to the borders and make the plants pop icon_sunny

red cordy and the chammy are my favs in those pics icon_salut
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Today's acquisition ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: Today's acquisition ........

Thanks Blairs and Cordy - really pleased with it myself. Love getting a headstart by getting some mature specimens for immediate impact - call me impatient! :lol: Pretty certain it is a Fargesia by the leaf formation and culm diameter, would just love to know which one! Will get plenty of sun where...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Osteospurmum - what a great specimen, none stop flowers!
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: Osteospurmum - what a great specimen, none stop flowers!

How do I tell which are perennials and which are annuals? I reckon all the places I've seen on ebay that sell them list them as annuals. And when you say perennials do you mean they die back (if it freezes) and come back or are they evergreen? Also are the annuals annuals because they die with the ...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia antarctica. Spring 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia anta

Hi Cordyline, Yes, it's probably 1850's (an armorial glass window was put in the house about the same time, so we're guessing there was a bit of a remodel going on; house itself is 1785). Here's a pic prior to restoration: JJManor3.jpg Cheers, Jeff. I think you should create a new post with more pi...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

I thought it was rather hazy yesterday evening after i'd washed the car, looked like a fog almost in the hills.

This morning the car was covered in sandy dirt, rained lightly in the afternoon and even more :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26816331