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by Scott Radford
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Symplocarpus foetidus
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Symplocarpus foetidus

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If you are still looking for this plant :-)
by Scott Radford
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My colocasia Fontanesii
Replies: 36
Views: 1518

Re: My colocasia Fontanesii

One brilliant footnote to this is I am off to Lanzarote on Christmas day for a week and while there I will seek to bring back a Colocasia I have ever known to grow in one place there. I feel at last I have the capability to keep it alive - which I didn't manage in 2005 when I went before :(
by Scott Radford
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My colocasia Fontanesii
Replies: 36
Views: 1518

Re: My colocasia Fontanesii

All I do with some 99% of all my Colocasia is sit them in the pond and let the fish and water do the food and drink for them. I have pictures of them I think I've shown on here, where they all grow quite nicely. I do think I've reached maybe saturation point with the numbers of plants to fish (food)...
by Scott Radford
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: the heaviest rain I've ever heard last night
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: the heaviest rain I've ever heard last night

I remember the rain that fell on the 20th July 2007 the most vividly. This was a Friday at work and it rained all day (that day it turned out to give us 2 months rainfall in just 14 hours). The rain wasn't the heaviest I've seen, but it was heavy and more importantly sustained wit no let-up at all. ...
by Scott Radford
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Mayan Mask - Could be one of my favourites :)
Replies: 156
Views: 9679

Re: Alocasia Mayan Mask - Could be one of my favourites :)

Dave don't suppose you wanna flog me one of yours :DD just thought I'd jump in and ask before Coddy does :D We'll have to see how the winter goes, I have 5 currently to test in different environments. They are all in the conservatory for now, which is heated to +6C and has humidity controlled. I wa...
by Scott Radford
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Shed colder than garden!
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Shed colder than garden!

I keep a check on my shed/greenhouse combo each morning as I get my bike from the shed bit, and so far the thermometer inside the greenhouse is reading a degree or two above the outside consistently. The theremometer is getting a bit mouldy though, as it's an old factory one I got from my days worki...
by Scott Radford
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Licking Xanthosoma violaceaum - a Lesson
Replies: 35
Views: 1154

Re: Licking Xanthosoma violaceaum - a Lesson

Colocasia or Taro along with Alocasia and Xanthosoma have all been traditionally used as food crops around the world. They do though actually contain needle-like crystals of calcium oxalate, which occur throughout the plant and when ingested can become lodged in the mucous membranes of the mouth and...
by Scott Radford
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Inside Jungle overwintering!
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Inside Jungle overwintering!

I don't have that many indoors at the moment. All my bananas and bops are still in the garden (even the albas, though when we had our really chilly spell last week they came into the kitchn overnight alongside the Typhonodorums. Up in the spare room are my rarest swamp plants, my Cyrtosperma and som...
by Scott Radford
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: NEW - Alocsaia robudora SuperMax - LariAnn Garner's Mega Alo
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEW - Alocsaia robudora SuperMax - LariAnn Garner's Mega

Hi all I hope everyone's doing OK. I am hardly on the net at all at the mo, so I am unable to reply to as many posts as I'd like. I have real broadband problems where I've moved to. There is a fundamental problem with the local phone exchange. Unlike before I cannot use cable as it didn't get to the...
by Scott Radford
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tangerine from seed
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Tangerine from seed

I have a miniature orange tree - fruit bitter so only suitable for marmalade etc, and a kumquat. We just let the fruit off of them fall down onto the pots. Very pleasingly one fruit off each has actually rooted via the seeds within and we have a tiny one of each tree growing in the pot alongside the...
by Scott Radford
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fast growing colocasia from UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1207

Re: Fast growing colocasia from UK

Ooops: :oops: I was going to Start the topic, but then thought maybe it should be a sub forum, so all ID's could be listed under their plant name as topics with discussions if any variations were found. That's fine Dave whichever it is as long as we can get the pics on with description, we'll do fi...
by Scott Radford
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fast growing colocasia from UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1207

Re: Fast growing colocasia from UK

I'd post a pic of my new purchase Colocasia Blue Hawaii from Germany but it lost all its leaves during the journey. Little Hilo Beauty arrived with no damage. I've got some nice pics of my Colocasia different types including the two you mention, with their leaf colours and stem colouration as me an...
by Scott Radford
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Xsanthosoma"yellow leaved form" at Wisley
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Xsanthosoma"yellow leaved form" at Wisley

Hi Nige I have violaceum, saggitifolium and atrovirens the mickey mouse variegated one. They are all quite happy growing outside over late spring and summer into now but I take no chances and they are all kept in warmer areas as they are very prone to rot if they are too wet in dormancy. I only have...
by Scott Radford
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I've joined the 9pm torchlight watering club
Replies: 20
Views: 844

Re: I've joined the 9pm torchlight watering club

Considering it rained here nonstop from midday to gone seven tonight then I don't think I'll have to go outside before the weekend to do any watering lol
by Scott Radford
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Xsanthosoma"yellow leaved form" at Wisley
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Xsanthosoma"yellow leaved form" at Wisley

sadly I am unable to shed any light on the i.d. of the plant. But yes I share in your experiences especially regarding Kew. I went ther a couple of months ago specifically looking for someone to discuss aroids with. The two names I gleaned from my sources in The IAS were both absent that day due to ...