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by Ali K
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eucomis pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 1259

Re: eucomis pictures

Ali, when you say floppy flower does the stem not take the weight of the flower head or something? Sorry about all the questions :roll: Creo nada :lol: , do you lift them in Autumn, or can they stay out :?: That's right Dave, they just seem to fall over and I had to stake them last year to keep the...
by Ali K
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eucomis pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 1259

Re: eucomis pictures

Hi J I was talking to Steve at Lower Kennegy recently and he said that although Zeal Bronze isn't as colourful as Sparkling Burgundy it gets quite a bit bigger, have you found this to be the case? Glad you mentioned the floppy flower thing, I thought I was doing something wrong with them last year :...
by Ali K
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!

Good luck with your latest lateus Ali,if you need another at some point you can have a cutting from mine.Its survived the last 3 winters here and me moving it 3 times perfectly fine :D I think I may've found the perfect spot for it now too,so it won't get moved again :lol: 25052009578.jpg You can j...
by Ali K
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!

Steve, I know you don't care but I think Pseudopanax is now Neopanax :D Ali-of course I care :lol: Just couldn't be bothered to look it up,neopanax rings a bell though.If I'd have thought about it for a bit I would've remembered thats what its now called icon_study is it still lateus do you know? C...
by Ali K
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!

Hi Chalkbrow Your schefflera looks to me to be pseudopanax laetus.Which I'm sure has been renamed something else,but don't know what to so apologies to anyone who cares about that sort of thing :roll: The other scheffie (4a and 4b) looks like its a kalopanax septemlobus(probably spelt it wrong :oop...
by Ali K
Fri May 15, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Curculigo crassifolia
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: Curculigo crassifolia

Thanks Tony, I'll have to find a sheltered spot for mine then. Obviously I'd prefer them to keep their leaves especially as it looks like they're quite slow growers.
by Ali K
Fri May 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Curculigo crassifolia
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: Curculigo crassifolia

I really like it too Tony. It does look like a young coconut palm and so different from anything else. I bought a couple a while back and was planning to plant them in different areas of the garden. However, I'm now wishing I'd bought three (how greedy :D ) as I think they'd look good planted as a g...
by Ali K
Thu May 14, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Views of the garden
Replies: 31
Views: 909

Re: Views of the garden

Mo, your stick man has a certain something. He's better than a lot of the stuff (for want of a better word and I'm being polite) I've seen at the Tate Modern :D
by Ali K
Thu May 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Views of the garden
Replies: 31
Views: 909

Re: Views of the garden

I really like your painting style Grenville and the subject matters not bad either :D

Wish I had the time and patience, used to draw all the time before I bought a house with a garden and plants took over.
by Ali K
Fri May 08, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: resilience of the king
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: resilience of the king

Hi Martin, my king protea is doing the same as yours. It lived in a pot in the greenhouse for years but never grew much so I planted it out last year in a raised bed in ordinary soil. It has lost most of it's top growth and I was going to chuck it but I noticed last weekend that it's shooting from t...
by Ali K
Wed May 06, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mike and Hevs small garden
Replies: 27
Views: 1669

Re: Mike and Hevs small garden

Small but perfectly formed :wink: looks great guys, well done :D
by Ali K
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Akamba Meet April 2009 A Good Day Was Had By All!
Replies: 182
Views: 5525

Re: Akamba Meet April 2009 A Good Day Was Had By All!

Dave Brown wrote:Don, Croc last year, Giraffe this, he will be after a flock of Flamingos next year :lol:
Dave it wasn't just a giraffe, Kevin had already bought a big bird with a painted face the day before. Don isn't too keen on it though :lol:
by Ali K
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Akamba Meet April 2009 A Good Day Was Had By All!
Replies: 182
Views: 5525

Re: Akamba Meet April 2009 A Good Day Was Had By All!

Hi all, we had a great day on Sat. Thanks to everyone at Akamba, if we lived nearer we'd visit you regularly. There were so many new faces and just not enough time to talk to you all but hopefully you'll all be going to more meets now you've seen what a friendly bunch we are :D We didn't realise the...
by Ali K
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: first night in its new home update
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: first night in its new home update

Thanks for the pics Paul, it looks fantastic :D
by Ali K
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Replacements

Tetrapanax paprifer (normal one rex), I had been after this for a couple of years and finally picked one up in Cornwall last year, however this appears totally dead. I may be lucky and get a pup, but it was a small plant and not well established. Our rex on the other hand has been chucking pups out...