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by RogerBacardy
Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your plants that are #growing right now picture thread
Replies: 185
Views: 7989

Re: Your plants that are #Trending right now picture thread

This is a gardening forum, we're all 'old', if you get what I mean ;)
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 08, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your plants that are #growing right now picture thread
Replies: 185
Views: 7989

Re: Your plants that are #Trending right now picture thread

Trending is a Twitter term which has fallen into widespread usage, it means something which is very popular on Twitter right at this moment, being shared by lots of people, like a trend. Except, what trends right now might not be in a few hours. So Cordyman means plants which are growing right now. ...
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 08, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: garden 7th may
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: garden 7th may

Brilliant, loved your joke accent at the beginning. :D I saw a dead frog in my garden the other day, and imagined you said "eh up, that's foo#¢ed"
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 08, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phormium ID?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Phormium ID?

The green Tenax is the biggest and the best, IMO. Hardiest and grows the tallest, also it flowers most years when big enough. Very easy to take cuttings / divide as it roots so easily. Think of them as giant irises. icon_thumleft
by RogerBacardy
Tue May 07, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensetes struggling
Replies: 54
Views: 1963

Re: Ensetes struggling

my enestes are cack too. I just saw a pic of how they were in full leaf last April, but it's now May and despite everything else here growing for the last 4 weeks, my enestes seem to be shrinking and shrinking, rotting back. Was gonna be their 4th year in my garden, but they're now so small I may as...
by RogerBacardy
Mon May 06, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Three New Musa Basjoos
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Three New Musa Basjoos

at those prices it'd have to be a local ebay seller. I would wait for just a couple more leaves to emerge before splitting the basjoo, as they're emerging from the same rhizome and tend to fare better when a decent size at splitting. When you do split you'll need to slice the rhizome apart, the tric...
by RogerBacardy
Mon May 06, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia Robusta on EBay
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Washingtonia Robusta on EBay

IMO, it spear-pulled after winter and is recovering now, presuming the pic is recent. Might be wrong, but that washy doesn't have many leaves.
by RogerBacardy
Mon May 06, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Three New Musa Basjoos
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Three New Musa Basjoos

That's a great deal, a bargain for £8 each. Well done! :)
by RogerBacardy
Mon May 06, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaerops Humilis 'cerifera'
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Chamaerops Humilis 'cerifera'

You did the right thing to water it. Looks like it suffered drought whilst at B&M.
by RogerBacardy
Fri May 03, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Average weekly temps for Croydon since March
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Average weekly temps for Croydon since March

Week to --- max - minimum- Average temp March 4th *** 20.2 °C*** -2.8 °C*** 7.0 °C March 11th ** 11.1 °C*** -2.5 °C*** 3.0 °C March 18th ** 10.8 °C*** -0.9 °C*** 3.6 °C March 25th ** 10.8 °C*** -0.9 °C*** 3.6 °C April 1st ** ** 13.5 °C*** -4.2 °C*** 3.1 °C April 8th ** ** 14.5 °C*** -2.2 °C*** 7.3 ...
by RogerBacardy
Thu May 02, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brown spots on small Trachies
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Brown spots on small Trachies

Exactly the same thing with my Trachycarpus seedlings.

Think the mould / markings are just a result of cold and damp, but they're now recovering in the sunshine / warmth and sending up healthy looking new leaves (can't really call the emerging leaves spears at that size).
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 01, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o
Replies: 315
Views: 19566

Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Thanks for posting the LED pics! :D
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 01, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's planting bananas?
Replies: 32
Views: 1399

Re: Who's planting bananas?

Dave, you're probably right, and who's to argue with your years of experience and knowledge! :) I'll just say that the problem with soft conservatory growth, in my experience, is that the banana leaves grown this way seem incredibly intolerant to wind once they're outside and shred at the first gust...
by RogerBacardy
Wed May 01, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's planting bananas?
Replies: 32
Views: 1399

Re: Who's planting bananas?

I've got 5 basjoo dotted about the garden and they're all either pushing out rollers or in leaf now. But now you mention it, I should plant out my 2 sikis, provided I put them in the right spot (sunniest spots with the warmest soil), they would do better in the soil than in the small pots they're in...