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by jimhardy
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Summer Trachicarpus
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: Summer Trachicarpus

It will green up after a year in the ground.

Where did you buy it and was it sold as Fortunei?
by jimhardy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Washie Palm
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: My Washie Palm

Heres a picture of mine from maybe a week ago

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Already 80F(27C) @ 8am dewpoint in the low 70s(F)23C...going to be a hot one!
by jimhardy
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Why Trachycarpus grows above ground roots and how to stop it
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Why Trachycarpus grows above ground roots and how to sto

Sometimes plants need to brace themselves for future growth. Lots of plants put out these kind of roots when a certain size or level of maturity are reached....I think they are awesome. A sign your plant is healthy and maturing nicely,I also like seeing them come out as they are a sign of a healthy ...
by jimhardy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave

In 2012 everything grew great due to the amount of rain and ok temps. ... Or is that a rubbish theory :oops: icon_scratch :lol: I've never been able to re-create the growth I get in a wet season by irrigation alone. Wish I could though! Maybe I'm not irrigating right / enough / something else? You ...
by jimhardy
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Would you take another 2013 Spring for a 2013 summer so far?
Replies: 32
Views: 1669

Re: Would you take another 2013 Spring for a 2013 summer so

I will take a warm early spring every time.


We were averaging as much as 10F below average this spring,no good.

If we average +10F for the spring and -10F for the summer that would be perfect
because it puts our summer highs in the 75-80range. icon_thumleft
by jimhardy
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave

I suppose thats another answer to the question about watering.......

During 2 years of drought(ending this spring),I could only water according to what I could afford :(

I remember when I was a kid you could leave the hose on all day :)
by jimhardy
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: watering Trachycarpus's during the heatwave

Summer is the monsoon season in their native habitat,
I really don't think you can overwater them in warm/hot weather.
They are always faster,greener and more lush in wet years here....
I think that is a good indicator.
by jimhardy
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: post your 5 day forcast thread......
Replies: 56
Views: 2150

Re: post your 5 day forcast thread......

Next 5 days here range from 82F to 93F for highs.
Next 5 nights range from 66F to 73F

or highs


28C to 34C

Lows


19C to 23c
by jimhardy
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Do you like my blue fence ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1888

Re: Do you like my blue fence ?

I think it looks great where it is on the fence that it is,the
texture of the fence gives the blue more range of the color.



As someone who paints for a living,I really enjoy it when people
choose bold or "unusual" colors,or anything besides the whites,
yellows and light tan that most people use.
by jimhardy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The biggest T princeps in the UK?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: The biggest T princeps in the UK?

One of my favorite Princeps pics from Garry at coldplant.com.
by jimhardy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are those washy's doing, + rethinking protection method?
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: How are those washy's doing, + rethinking protection met

Here is a picture of mine from maybe 2-3 weeks ago.

Should really start to move as the temps approach the low 90s(32C+) by the weekend.




http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm22 ... e1b58a.jpg












:mrgreen:
by jimhardy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' flowering

How big of a pot can you carry??? :D Probably need a lot more room for roots..... to increase the leaf size while flowering. Mine is in the ground here and a bout the same size...they really love the heat, especially warm nights,when we are in the upper 70s to 80F some nights here during the summer ...
by jimhardy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus, more good germination news..
Replies: 48
Views: 1930

Re: Ricinus, more good germination news..

My favorite are the Giant Zanzibar. One year I had one with a 42" wide leaf and last year they reached over 15'. Next favorite is the New Zealand purple. The Castor beans from last year. http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm22 ... 0_5509.jpg and the New Zealand purple, http://i297.photobucket.com/al...
by jimhardy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Variegated palms
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Variegated palms

Great post,love all the pics...esp the Fishtail palm and the Licuala.


Not always an attractive feature,one of the palms in the first set
looked like it had a combo of WSM damage and cold damage. :shock:

:D
by jimhardy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus, more good germination news..
Replies: 48
Views: 1930

Re: Ricinus, more good germination news..

June is normally a big month fro Castors here....

I had some grow from maybe 8-10" tall to over 6' in about 24 days once...in June. :)