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by Essex Ross
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: my new Trachycarpus family
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: my new Trachycarpus family

They look great in their new home. icon_thumright

Just thought I'd post a few pictures my dad took of them being removed from our garden. I think you have probably got the best method for moving them.
by Essex Ross
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Identify this deciduous shrub!
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Identify this deciduous shrub!

I was wondering if anyone can identify this deciduous shrub its in flower at the moment with very small yellow flowers. http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5172/shrub6.th.jpg http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1883/shrub2.th.jpg http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/728/shrub4.th.jpg http://img96.imagesha...
by Essex Ross
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: cacti?
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: cacti?

I'd say that Springy is correct with those IDs. icon_thumright

Only one I don't recognise is the bottom right, but thats not to say Springy is wrong.
by Essex Ross
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Touch of Californian winter cheer.
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Touch of Californian winter cheer.

Some lovely specimens there icon_thumright I think the silvery/grey cactus is actually a euphorbia. Not sure but reminds me of Euphorbia Mammillaris variegata (but somehow less spikey?).
by Essex Ross
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Two evergreen shrubs for ID
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Two evergreen shrubs for ID

Two shrubs both evergreen, two photos of each. Earlier in the year the one with red berries had silvery foliage but it isn't very silvery today. The one with white flowers is flowering at the moment if that helps. Shrub 1 leaves http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3247/shrub3.jpg Shrub 1 berries http:/...
by Essex Ross
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown and HTUK
Replies: 43
Views: 1736

Re: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown

I'd also like to say Merry Christmas and many thanks for providing this forum, I have learnt alot from here. icon_thumright
by Essex Ross
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Identify this Shrub!
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Identify this Shrub!

Thanks for the ID.
by Essex Ross
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Identify this Shrub!
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Identify this Shrub!

Hi, Attached are two photos of this small perennial shrub in flower from earlier in the year, can anyone please identify it for me.

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by Essex Ross
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some serious stuff on my cactus/which specie is this one
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: Some serious stuff on my cactus/which specie is this one

What I would do is to cut above the rot (see attached picture) and re-root the top cut by letting it callous over till it dries out but keep it standing straight, tied to a stick maybe? (see red line) And when it had calloused over re-root it in sand (but don't bury the stem, rest it on, again using...
by Essex Ross
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cacti Id's if Possible please
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Cacti Id's if Possible please

Hi Phil,

Feel free to post these pictures on the British Cactus and Succulent Society Forum, they even have a helpdesk section where you don't need to be a member to post threads.

http://www.bcss.org.uk/foruma/viewforum ... e1693a37d0
by Essex Ross
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is the line for exotics/hardy tropicals?
Replies: 16
Views: 944

Re: What is the line for exotics/hardy tropicals?

What about Japanese plants, I can think of quite a few which don't appear especially exotic and are commonly planted, e.g. Japanese Cherry Prunus Serrulata, Spiraea Japonica and of course Acer Palmatum. Would these count? In my opinion they would with a mix of bamboos, japanese aralia and some asian...
by Essex Ross
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is the oldest plant you own?
Replies: 34
Views: 2249

Re: What is the oldest plant you own?

A Rhododendron Poniticum panted by my grandfather in 1965.
by Essex Ross
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Album update
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Album update

Hi I have finally updated my webshots album of my greenhouse and agave collection if anyone is interested. http://community.webshots.com/user/paulh12 Some lovely pics there Paul, thanks for the update. icon_salut Something interesting I have noticed is generally people either grow Cacti or Succulen...
by Essex Ross
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your kind of exotic gardening?
Replies: 31
Views: 1300

Re: What is your kind of exotic gardening?

I lost all the available Sikkimensis and parent Nanas last winter simply because I had nowhere to put them so they had to take their chances :evil: . Scary thing for me is, I know I'll replace them when I see them at the right price Its the desire to have the sikkimensis (as a collector) but also t...
by Essex Ross
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your kind of exotic gardening?
Replies: 31
Views: 1300

Re: What is your kind of exotic gardening?

grub wrote:I figure I'm a theme gardener now Ross, been through the collector phase :roll: (at least I think I have but still yearn for just one more Nana :lol: )
I know how you feel grub, with me its cacti icon_salut