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by nicebutdim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia calidora problem.
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Alocasia calidora problem.

I have the same problem ,leaves going pale then,not growing any new ones but producing Seed pds abot three of them,any one have any ideas.The plants are about five years old.
by nicebutdim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Harts fern tongue bitten to pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Harts fern tongue bitten to pieces

nicebutdim wrote:Any suggestions as to what is causing this, I thought it might be snails or slugs but there is no sign of them and the compost is heavily treated with slug killer.
Since learned it is in fact a birds nest fern ,not Harts fern
by nicebutdim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: C.Humilis problem
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: C.Humilis problem

No,no basal shoots,this plant itself was a division of one much larger about 10 years ago and has been in this position since then but the stem problem has been only in the past year.I first thought of lack of water but that isn't the case.The stems seem firm enough but they obviously shouldn't be b...
by nicebutdim
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Harts fern tongue bitten to pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Harts fern tongue bitten to pieces

Any suggestions as to what is causing this, I thought it might be snails or slugs but there is no sign of them and the compost is heavily treated with slug killer.
by nicebutdim
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: C.Humilis problem
Replies: 8
Views: 844

C.Humilis problem

My humilis has developed what is known in the trade as brewers droop,is there a known cause for this,some five or six stems have developed this since last summer,where the stems have bent double
by nicebutdim
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info
Replies: 22
Views: 4216

Re: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info

We need to start a survey of the larger Washingtonia palms in the UK. Billdango's idea :wink: Some, like mine are well known and documented, but others seem to be tucked away and remain anonymous. If you know of a large Washingtonia let us know, and if possible post up a pic :) Please only post on ...
by nicebutdim
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Large tree ferns in UK!
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: Large tree ferns in UK!

Hello there, i have recently became very interested in tree ferns especially D. Antarctica. I thought since there are other large plant threads i'd start one for tree ferns. So if anyone has any or knows of any large tree ferns in the UK, then please share your pictures. I would love to see them an...
by nicebutdim
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: carnivorous plants
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: carnivorous plants

I know most are not tropicals but they are cool plants. i couldnt find a lot about them on here so i thought id make a thread. any other cp growers on here? ive been building my collection for a few years but i never seem to have enough :lol: Hi I have Nepenthes Miranda which has huge pitchers and ...
by nicebutdim
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: gunnera manicata
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: gunnera manicata

As in 9cm pots I would place them in the greenhouse. Do keep an eye on them and keep them watered and check for mould. I would put outside in April/May. Mine are outside all the time covered with their old leaves but they are older. Buy chicken pellets and use a handful when planting your gunnera=w...
by nicebutdim
Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)
Replies: 26
Views: 2288

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

The variety you have will survive winter it isn't the papyrus varity though as it's leaves are different not sure of its actual name
by nicebutdim
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Might dig up my lasciocarpa ...
Replies: 14
Views: 822

Re: Might dig up my lasciocarpa ...

My Musella lasciocarpa has got through the last couple of winters with minimal protection, but has rarely done much come summer. I love the plant and it seems wasted doing this every year. I think I might dig it up and bring it in .... I presume they do ok in containers? I presume it likes a free d...
by nicebutdim
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: ensete vent green got brown patches
Replies: 1
Views: 508

ensete vent green got brown patches

My plant has been inside now for two weeks and since then has developed these brown patches on existing leaf and also the roller,it is obviously warmer inside than out, never going below 55 f .Had this happened when outside I would have understood but inside and warmer is a mystery.The maurelli is s...
by nicebutdim
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Winter like 1947 threatened ,how likely?
Replies: 15
Views: 1708

Re: Winter like 1947 threatened ,how likely?

No chance of anything even close to 1947/1963/1981 or even 2010. :wink: It will be cold though... I think if it all goes pear shaped, we'll get something like 2001 (lots of frost and ice, not much snow), or 2009 perhaps. At the moment it's looking like 2005.. lots of clear, dry weather, but without...
by nicebutdim
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Winter like 1947 threatened ,how likely?
Replies: 15
Views: 1708

Winter like 1947 threatened ,how likely?

Just seen this in the Express and they were right last year,anyone have any knowledge on this by subscribing to something like Metcheck as that's all we need.I'd like to think its all about selling newspapers but after last year prediction not so sure
by nicebutdim
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Jacaranda anyone had it flowering
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Jacaranda anyone had it flowering

I've had two of these over past ten years but never had them flower,I lost one through pushing my luck by wrapping the stem in plumbers pipe insulation and leaving it out all winter,It didn't work.Are there any suggestions?