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by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Some random garden pics, June 10th

Cheers for comments, I think to be fair the fence looks pretty ugly but I'm growing stuff to cover it (bamboo, passionflower, and phormiums mainly), so in a year or 2 it should look great. Been doing this lark for 15 years, but only been at this place since Dec 2007 and it's still 'getting there'. L...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Some random garden pics, June 10th

pond.jpg I like the cool colours of the irises around the pond. Soon the agapanthus and verbena bonariensis (also cool coloured) around it will be flowering too :) AGAVE.jpg The agave up close. So brutally tough, yet so symmetrical - perfection! clematis the president.jpg Clematis - The President u...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Some random garden pics, June 10th

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A better shot of the Rheum palmatum, Dicksonia, Trachycarpus and M basjoo :D
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Some random garden pics, June 10th

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All 4 of my cordylines are flowering this year. Such a wonderful fragrance, maybe a bit overpowering, but still pleasant.
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Trachycarpus is flowering too.
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It's actually a double Trachycarpus.
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by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Some random garden pics, June 10th

gardengym.jpg My DIY (supposed) home gym / hammock frame / swing frame. Can swap the attachments as you wish Made from some scaffold poles I bought off gumtree and allen key tube clamps. My 7 year old daughter is always on this. I use it for 10 mins a month! :lol: chamaerops.jpg This chammy is flow...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some random garden pics, June 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Some random garden pics, June 10th

This is a great view from the kitchen window. My 11 favourite plants in a row! _MG_6903R.jpg From left: 1. Phormium. Bit of a tiddler as it was from a cutting last year, but is sending up a flower spike already! 2. Olive tree, slowly thickening up. Will keep trimmed and around this height as I love ...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Stop Basjoo flowering ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1804

Re: Stop Basjoo flowering ?

This basjoo, near(ish) to where I live, is flowering this year. :)

http://goo.gl/maps/M7ukH

It's on a south-facing slope. Probably just as well he has a waterbutt right next to it! http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Ban ... z2Vo6BI0Vz
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bargain Basement
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Bargain Basement

Just had a look at the data on the 'yellow' pic. Nikon Coolpix 6200 1/30th of a sec Aperture of f4.4 ISO rated at 125. Time of pic was quarter past 5 in the evening (on the 25th of May) Hmm, those settings to me suggest it was a bit dark, shutter speed ideally should be faster (at least 1/60 to avoi...
by RogerBacardy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bargain Basement
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Bargain Basement

Kata, I've been working with photographs for over 20 years (used to do my own printing and processing in the film days :lol: ) & I agree with Field Fest, the 1st 2 pics are soft all over as though there was something (perhaps condensation or a fingerprint) on the lens, but the last pic you took was ...
by RogerBacardy
Fri May 31, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New buy
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: New buy

£240--> £100, blimey! What are you, some kind of Turkish textiles trader?

Bargain of the year! icon_thumleft
by RogerBacardy
Fri May 31, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus fortunei - Yellow leaves = drainage/nutrients
Replies: 22
Views: 2653

Re: trachycarpus fortunei - Yellow leaves = drainage/nutrien

I reckon Kata's right and the other replies aren't wrong either. FWIW, if it were mine and it hasn't been there too long, rather than a raised bed (which would work) I'd be tempted to just lift it out again, then backfill with some soil and replant exactly where it is, but maybe 6inches higher, moun...
by RogerBacardy
Fri May 31, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Coldest spring since 1979 (now revised to 1962)
Replies: 24
Views: 1323

Re: Coldest spring since 1979 (now revised to 1962)

Cooled off a bit recently, but I've been really lucky this month, frost-free, and it's been warmer here than anywhere else, average temp is 12.6, way above the national average for May this year, and we've regularly had peak temps in the 20's this month. Hmm, maybe it's the heat from all that riotin...
by RogerBacardy
Sat May 18, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Flower??? Cut if off or keep, Vote in the poll....
Replies: 36
Views: 3863

Re: Cordyline Flower??? Cut if off or keep, Vote in the poll

I also think it's too late and it has already decided to trunk if you remove the stalk now. All 4 of mine are now forming flower heads (or heads of corn as my 7 year old calls them) and I'm delighted, I much prefer the bulky look of multiple heads, so I get stocky cordylines, with a mass of foliage ...
by RogerBacardy
Sat May 18, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Large Black bird eats other birds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1738

Re: Large Black bird eats other birds?

Crows are always attacking pigeons here. Ripping them to pieces. Had a pigeon carcass drop on my conservatory roof. Not that I have any pity for the pigeons they're often eating the bird food I leave out for the smaller birds, and they seem to insist on pooping everywhere. icon_rambo
by RogerBacardy
Thu May 16, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: chamaerops humilis - Brown Leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: chamaerops humilis - Brown Leaves

I suspect that is just a reflection of the cold temps that plant endured when the spear was forming, but chammies are brilliant at recovering from spear-pulls. I'd just leave it and see what happens. My butia that I bought from Amulree was doing the same thing, first emerging spear in spring looking...