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by Chad
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.

Must say your S.enneaphylla looks grand and not something i've come across. Will have to try and source one. I think Mark Fillan who runs Tuckermarsh Nursery in Devon has them. He seems to have stopped retail trade, but is worth contacting if Crug don't have it anymore. There are pictures of it in ...
by Chad
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.

An exciting and timely post, I have a S.enneaphylla that needs 'cutting back' and air layering the longer stems looks a good option before hand!

How much, if at all, did you wound the stem and did you use a rooting hormone?

Chad
by Chad
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

The Best of... A discussion thread

I have a small 'Ice Crystal' ... does any one know if it fruits well? Mine is still small and hasn't fruited yet. On line sites say it has small sweet fruit that look like this if it has a hot summer. When it was new to cultivation it was thought to be a form or hybrid of the shrubby Ficus afghanis...
by Chad
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

The Best of... A discussion thread

Tree fern, fig, brug and the rest changes year on year. Fig, I had forgotten the indispensable hardy fig. Great, big and tough leaves that have the grace to drop off for the winter so they don't hang around to get too battered. I grow 'Adam' which is reputed to have the largest leaves, but mine get...
by Chad
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's still visiting then?
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Who's still visiting then?

I'm still here!

What sort of posts do we need to start to get more people posting something; anything?

Chad
by Chad
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

The Best of... A discussion thread

270 views and no replies! They can't all have been automated bots can they?

Was my post too complex?

Single question needed perhaps?

OK. How about 'What are you hoping to grow next year that is new to you?
by Chad
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

The Best of... A discussion thread

Since it is getting dark and there is not a lot of excitement to post from my garden I thought I'd start a discussion thread that EVERBODY can add to. I'd be interested to know what people consider to be their 'standard' plants for a tropical look, their best 'special' plants [which may or may not b...
by Chad
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 21
Views: 2222

Crinum lily

Well a year on and how did they do? The picture below shows and established clump and to the left of it one of the new clones with a flower per bulb. In front a clone with leaves and no flowers. One of the other clones has few leaves and I can't fine the forth clone at all! DSCF6443small.jpg Chad.
by Chad
Sun May 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chammy flowering
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Chammy flowering

Chamaerops humilis is usually dioecious although a sucker may 'change sex'. So unless you have flowers on two plants you are unlikely to get seed set, and it is seed production that tends to significantly slow down vegetative growth.

Chad
by Chad
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Copper beech hedging

If width is limiting you could pleach them.

Chad
by Chad
Tue May 07, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Copper beech hedging

The distinction between 'copper' and 'purple' used to be upheld but here is Bean on the subject. 'Nowadays the horticultural trade (at least in the UK) seems rarely to uphold this distinction, and the vernacular names Purple and Copper Beech seem to be interchangeably applied to material sold under ...
by Chad
Mon May 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Copper beech hedging

And as an after thought, planting against a fence is interesting.

Is the fence solid or open?

How far from the fence will they go in?

Chad
by Chad
Mon May 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Copper beech hedging
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Copper beech hedging

There is no reason to do a double row unless; 1. You will be 'laying it' rather than clipping it, or... 2. You need it to be stock proof [in which case you will need to lay it rather than clip it anyway]. Weeding double rows is much harder work until they are established. On a field scale brambles g...
by Chad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax help!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Tetrapanax help!

Relax. I agree with Jim that over or under watering could do it, but if it is now planted in a big container that has drainage then all should correct. At least until it outgrows the raised bed. Epsom salts are fine as long as they are very dilute and would correct Magnesium deficiency. It is usuall...
by Chad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax help!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Tetrapanax help!

That looks physiological rather than a pest or disease.

Is it magnesium deficiency that hits in between veins?

Whatever, get it planted out into 'real' soil and it will correct itself.

Chad.