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by fieldfest
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Oldest living Palms in the UK?

sorry, when i started this thread i was referring to trachycarpus, i will change the title
by fieldfest
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 15938

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

I can recommend the IOW, lovely place to live (no jobs though)
by fieldfest
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canna indica
Replies: 82
Views: 4213

Re: Canna indica

miketropic wrote:well I would sure like him to ID that canna in the garden shots thread if he runs a canna nursery..no one seems to have any idea what it is..
Looked like Australia to me, i couldn't see the stripes
by fieldfest
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Oldest living Palms in the UK?

I wouldn't have thought you could get much older than the ones Mr fortune germinated on the boat home. Trachycarpus that is. Probably the same batch sent some to kew too
by fieldfest
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canna indica
Replies: 82
Views: 4213

Re: Canna indica

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
canna wrote:Hello,
This morning: frosts :( 100 rhizomes to protect ! (basement) icon_scratch
:wink:
Store in damp sand and label!
Kris, he runs a Canna nursery and his username is 'Canna'

pretty sure he's got his bases covered :lol:
by fieldfest
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Oldest living Trachycarpus in the UK?

I think ive said on here before that the Trachycarpus at Ventnor are claimed to be the oldest in the UK to be told "no they're not" Ive just stumbled accross this which gives a little bit more information on the dates, and it seems mr fortune (of fortuneii fame) gave the seedlings over himself (to q...
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rock Gardens
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: Rock Gardens

do this

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/gallery ... re&id=1810
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/gallery ... re&id=1816
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/gallery ... re&id=1820
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/gallery ... re&id=1812

if you click the picture when it comes up it gets bigger
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Share your best garden view photo of the year.
Replies: 49
Views: 2303

Re: Share your best garden view photo of the year.

so much for A photo

lovely pictures people

here have some more
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3.jpg
2.jpg
1.jpg
and back garden
4.jpg
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: First SUB ZERO Frost survey. Date/area/temp
Replies: 26
Views: 2447

Re: First SUB ZERO Frost survey. Date/area/temp

-0.1 last night, light ground frost. Isle of Wight
by fieldfest
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: when to transplant agapanthus?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

when to transplant agapanthus?

I want to move some agapanthus alba, its not an evergreen type

do you know when is best to dig it up?

here is a pretty picture of it to brighten the thread up a bit
alba.jpg
thanks
by fieldfest
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Share your best garden view photo of the year.
Replies: 49
Views: 2303

Re: Share your best garden view photo of the year.

good idea

quite hard choosing just 1 though
by fieldfest
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Water proofing sleepers.
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: Water proofing sleepers.

How's about a dpm from screw fix? Pretty thick and keeping damp out is what it's made for. Cheap too

http://www.screwfix.com/p/dmp-membrane- ... x-4m/73066

That's the one I used on my conservatory and the off cuts have been used to protect timber with soil against it elsewhere in the garden
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Water proofing sleepers.
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: Water proofing sleepers.

if you only treat the underside then water will seep in from the top and, unable to get out at the bottom will pool and cause worse rot. are you buying new pine sleepers or old railway sleepers? this is why i used old railway jobbies as you know theyre going to last without having to do anything to ...
by fieldfest
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Water proofing sleepers.
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: Water proofing sleepers.

if its black it could be bitumen paint, probably not good for plants but good for making it last a long time in the ground
by fieldfest
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: large palm trees UK,discussion topic.
Replies: 22
Views: 1749

Re: large palm trees UK,discussion topic.

may i suggest geotagged photos on flickr? visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk/ and join the group, then you can upload photos, geotag their locations so you will have a map with the photos on it Will they show on Google Maps? or do they have to be uploaded to http://www.panoramio.com for that t...