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by JoelR
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: lithops
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: lithops

Not lithops but there are other mesembs well worth growing outside.
by JoelR
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bedding plants
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Bedding plants

Pelargoniums still going strong here.
by JoelR
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

No pic of the plant unfortunately but I do have other seedlings in their 4th year of Y. faxoniana and Y. baccata. These are still in 1.4L extra deep pots and still quite small plants. Bit of a long term project from seed!
by JoelR
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Open again this year!
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Garden Open again this year!

I'd recommend a heat mat. I have a 90cm bio green with fully adjustable temperature in my greenhouse. A "grow bag tray" sits on top and I can get 6 full sized seed trays on it. It provides useful heat when the propogator lids come off but I heat my greenhouse (6ft x 8ft) to 12c also.
by JoelR
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1803

Re: Nannorrhops

The bag method worked for me too. I gave away the one plant I kept last year. Still a small plant after 10 years :shock:
by JoelR
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The (100 PLANT) Ricinus Jungle! (Updated 29 June)
Replies: 161
Views: 11978

Re: The (100 PLANT) Ricinus Jungle! (Updated 29 June)

Been wondering about Kyle actually. Gone very quiet on Facebook too :( Yorkshire Kris might know....
by JoelR
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Garden rhythms
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Exotic Garden rhythms

Bit old hat now but I used to think "Savage Garden" was good garden background music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCm6gRHINqA
by JoelR
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

I planted a 4 or 5 year old seedling out a couple of years ago. I didn't survive it's first winter planted out :(
by JoelR
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.
Replies: 23
Views: 1445

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

Well done icon_cheers . Been waiting a couple of years for Jubaea to germinate.
by JoelR
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Agave parrasana 'blue giant'

Should be very cold hardy as long it's kept dry (overhead shelter) between October & April.
by JoelR
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: echium pininana protection
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: echium pininana protection

Regarding frost protection, I knocked three 6ft lengths of roofing lat timber into the ground to form a loose wigwam type frame and wrapped a 10m length of fleece round 2 plants closely planted. Drawing pins held the fleece onto the frame and whenever we had mild spells of a few days I unwrapped the...
by JoelR
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: echium pininana protection
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: echium pininana protection

I've got a big one in my front garden which came through last winter in situ with help and should have flowered this year but didn't. I had to cut it back quite hard a few months ago as it was growing out onto my driveway. It's responded by throwing out several new growth points and looks decidedly ...
by JoelR
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: any ideas what this is ?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: any ideas what this is ?

Looks like Fascicularia bicolor ssp. bicolor, less hardy than ssp. canaliculata and not totally hardy this far north. I've read reports that it's very shy to flower but mine flowers most years around now when I move it into the greenhouse. Anyone growing related Ochagavia's? I got as couple of seedl...
by JoelR
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Green Ensete ventricosum
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Green Ensete ventricosum

Not had much problem getting them through the winters in a heated conservatory. Just 2 years from seed and they are big plants though and 1 plant is enough for me to overwinter, 20 would be impossible! I followed Dave's advice for the third winter, cut all the leaves and roots off and dried it thoro...
by JoelR
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tree Fern Protection
Replies: 30
Views: 1092

Re: Tree Fern Protection

Words of wisdom Tom. have you lost tree ferns in recent winters? Did any survive? East Yorks can be pretty brutal.