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by fieldfest
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 1837

Re: A debate

all depends how much effort northerners are willing to put in to protect. anything is possible. Will Giles is north of London and he does OK (wouldn't fancy his heating bill though) Phoenix canariensis_CIDP still die in their droves down here unless they're 3ft from a house wall or on the seafront s...
by fieldfest
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: ID ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1094

Re: ID ?

it says cordyline banksii in the top right of the pic, so ill go for that... :lol:
by fieldfest
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: musa sikkimensis
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: musa sikkimensis

got mine from himilayan gardens, sent out as dry corms. bit of heat and they get going. lovely striping
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by fieldfest
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Planting for butterflies
Replies: 29
Views: 1405

Re: Planting for butterflies

its worth a bit of leaf damage to see some butterflies, some seem to like echium leaves

I haven't planted specifically for butterfly's but noticed they rather like verbena bonariensis so will be sowing a lot more of those this year as its fantastic to see them in the garden
by fieldfest
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musella lasiocarpa
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Musella lasiocarpa

here's mine July 1st and them mid October, guess its a bit slow but it looks really nice with its erect leaves. I think its worth having
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by fieldfest
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Tetrapanax Root propagation
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Tetrapanax Root propigation

I laid them in trays of MP compost some in the greenhouse and some left out in the garden, all worked. I think its hard to fail with these
by fieldfest
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: I think Musa Thai black could be hardy! :D
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: I think Musa Thai black could be hardy! :D

Kris, if you send me one I will try it outdoors next winter. ill be doing you a favour really icon_thumleft
by fieldfest
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for a half-sunny... motorbike tyre, please :)
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Ideas for a half-sunny... motorbike tyre, please :)

fill with gravel then sedums and sempervivums?
by fieldfest
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: He is back
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: He is back

sweet peas germinate really easily and grow well so the seed mats look overpriced. you may as well just buy a couple of packets of seed

you can get 70 begonias for the same price here:

https://www.gardeningdirect.co.uk/begon ... dium-plugs
https://www.gardeningdirect.co.uk/begon ... dium-plugs
by fieldfest
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I am sure my tetrapanex rex is starting to grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: I am sure my tetrapanex rex is starting to grow?

trex moving, bananas moving, echiums moving, cannas still standing with new green growth. freaky warm winter
by fieldfest
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: 2014 Australian heatwave
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: 2014 Australian heatwave

my bro was near trafalgar this morning and saw this from his inlaws farm
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to this
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in under an hour

this is the point they evacuated
by fieldfest
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 19
Views: 2302

Re: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll ... 73,,1,5.12

this is an old pic (2009) but its still there and noticeable bigger
by fieldfest
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Buying pots of vivax aureocaulis.
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Buying pots of vivax aureocaulis.

i gave some vivax to my dad earlier and we were saying to each other we cant understand why bamboo is so expensive, it spreads fast, grows fast, divides easily. is it just because people think "thats tall, I can charge lots for that"? i would say £70 is a rubbish price, but when taken in the context...
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?

greendragon wrote:The champion Trachycarpus fortunei is in Trebah Gardens.
thats height not age