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by fieldfest
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ?

if you geotag your pics on flickr, join the HTUK group* ( http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk ) then you can browse a map of all the large palms in the UK rather than guess at where they are http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk/pool/map?mode=group only showing the ones I have uploaded and geotagged today...
by fieldfest
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:43 am
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? if everyone uploads their local palms or anything else tropical then there will be a plethora of pictures to browse I have just set up a group called HTUK on flickr to see if this works visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/htuk/ and join the group, then you ca...
by fieldfest
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: better than rope lights for winter protection
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: better than rope lights for winter protection

cordyman wrote:I can get trade discount from those guys, do you want me to enquire?
thank you but no, it doesnt get cold enough here to warrant it, but i know others on here that are into wrapping plants with hot water bottles and rope lights
by fieldfest
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: better than rope lights for winter protection
Replies: 4
Views: 363

better than rope lights for winter protection

but a bit more pricey too

built in thermostat

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/modul ... 622342.xml

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by fieldfest
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: possible grass ID
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: possible grass ID

the seed heads look like miscanthus so miscanthus sinensis at a guess
by fieldfest
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Time to batten down the hatches!
Replies: 24
Views: 1151

Re: Time to batten down the hatches!

99mph off the IOW. on first glance looks like i've only lost 1 plant, a 2 year old multi head echium with about a 5" thick trunk knocked over
by fieldfest
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira'
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira'

http://dangergarden.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... ts-my.html

Anyone growing this in the UK? looks awesome

Where can I get seed??!

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by fieldfest
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Bud and graft pics. Any chance its the right one or should i go back for a refund? The buds there are yellow with just a hint of green - that's good news for the identity. Ditto the yellow-brown bark. Look at buds on a normal Sycamore, and you'll see they are dark green, and the bark a darker green...
by fieldfest
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Bud and graft pics. Any chance its the right one or should i go back for a refund?
by fieldfest
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rotary Mowers
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Rotary Mowers

i bought a petrol mower last month secondhand for £35 and it collects wet grass, top deal!
by fieldfest
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Not heard of a scratch test before, the buds are green and it does have a graft so assume the speed of growth is to do with the rootstock. I might scratch it then to check all looks ok. I will find out in spring if it's the right sort as the new leaves will be salmon pink.
by fieldfest
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Do any of you have one of these, and what does yours currently look like? I just bought an 8ft standard, partly as I looked it up and liked the look of it, partly as it was the biggest tree in the nursery and reduced from £40 to £24 My one has no leaves but does have buds Initially i thought no leav...
by fieldfest
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: dabbling in decorations
Replies: 38
Views: 1471

Re: dabbling in decorations

not too sure on skulls all over the garden, is that for haloween only or permanent?
by fieldfest
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Scarify/aerate lawn now?
Replies: 21
Views: 825

Re: Scarify/aerate lawn now?

i'd cut first then you can get to the thatch underneath

reminds me to do mine...
by fieldfest
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ryde in Bloom- I won!! :-)
Replies: 62
Views: 2329

Re: Ryde in Bloom- I won!! :-)

JonK wrote:Well done ff, hat trick next year?
Would be nice, I only discovered last night that there is a Wight in bloom too so I'll be on that next year

thank you all for your favourable comments (though I am aware a lot of you have much nicer gardens than me)

Well done Adam icon_cheers