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by Nigel Fear
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Callistemon oddity
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Callistemon oddity

Is it single stemmed Stephen?
I haven't got an explanation for you if it is, but if more than one stem is coming from the ground, it could simply be more than one plant you have there.
by Nigel Fear
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: small conifer hedge
Replies: 33
Views: 1328

Re: small conifer hedge

Ok, not a Conifer, but would you consider Lonicera nitida, as a hedge as well? Fast growing, will clip well for a formal shape, but will need doing frequently, but you can propagate more from the cuttings very easily. Tiny leaves, plus there's a greeny/yellow leaf form 'baggesens gold' I think it's ...
by Nigel Fear
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: small conifer hedge
Replies: 33
Views: 1328

Re: small conifer hedge

Ok, not a Conifer, but would you consider Lonicera nitida, as a hedge as well? Fast growing, will clip well for a formal shape, but will need doing frequently, but you can propagate more from the cuttings very easily. Tiny leaves, plus there's a greeny/yellow leaf form 'baggesens gold' I think it's ...
by Nigel Fear
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs
Replies: 45
Views: 1379

Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

fern Rob wrote:I wish I could find something like Crocosmia Lusifer that would flower in winter.
Schizostylis coccinea 'major' will flower through to early winter, November if you're lucky,and don't get a heavy frost, now's about the time to see it at nurseries too.
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Member - Campsis Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1677

Re: New Member - Campsis Advice

Jean. I prune my Campsis in spring as and when it needs a tidy, chopping off any deadwood, and tying in [trying not to snap any new stems at the same time. :oops: ]. Maybe I took too much off this year too, but it;s also more shaded from other plants than is best for it, which I'm going to rectify f...
by Nigel Fear
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Early September full tour video >>>
Replies: 33
Views: 996

Re: Early September full tour video >>>

Love that Black-eyed susan rambling through the plants early on in the video, I'd completely forgot about planting any this year, nice version too.
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tree ID
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Tree ID

Barry, if that's the look you're going for, and you can't find it, have a look at Rhus typhinus, they're a lot more readily available, and bolt-on hardy.
Although, they can also sucker all over the place. :lol:
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Garden photo's
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: New Garden photo's

I've found my Campsis to be a little shaded out by a Ceanothus [among other things] this year for a good flower display, I'll rectify that in the spring. Clematis armandii 'snowdrift' seems to cope well though, and would certainly grow pretty quick,the main flower display is in spring. Paul, I hear ...
by Nigel Fear
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Garden photo's
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: New Garden photo's

That's a great looking garden already Rick. :D As for climbers, where is the sun is most of the day? The big trees in the background could also well have a bearing on that. Do you want scent, evergreen, colour etc.? Good luck with the large treefern, be nice to see that in the garden, I hope you've ...
by Nigel Fear
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Member - Campsis Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1677

Re: New Member - Campsis Advice

Hi Jean. Which part of Essex d you live in? I live in Southend, and have the red form of Campsis, either Madame gallen or Indian summer[I can't remember which], and although it grows well, I've been a little disappointed by the flower display this year, though one down the road from me is smothered ...
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Beschorneria Yuccoides
Replies: 42
Views: 4867

Re: Beschorneria Yuccoides

Hello I bought one of these plants yesterday (I'd not heard of it before, but for £4 I thought it was worth a gamble) Mine will live in a pot in my patio garden until I move house next year. Do they prefer full sun? and are they water thirsty? Many thanks Tara Hi Tara. Yours will be fine in a pot, ...
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Beschorneria Yuccoides
Replies: 42
Views: 4867

Re: Beschorneria Yuccoides

Hello I bought one of these plants yesterday (I'd not heard of it before, but for £4 I thought it was worth a gamble) Mine will live in a pot in my patio garden until I move house next year. Do they prefer full sun? and are they water thirsty? Many thanks Tara Hi Tara. Yours will be fine in a pot, ...
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Beschorneria Yuccoides
Replies: 42
Views: 4867

Re: Beschorneria Yuccoides

derrick wrote:Seems to be lots of types Beschorneria mines only a single plant no pups but others have lots of pups
Flowering kills the main plant, then they pup, you need to be patient though, if you only have a single specimen because the pups will take a season or two to take over.
by Nigel Fear
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My garden before work starts.
Replies: 79
Views: 3078

Re: My garden before work starts.

That's a good selection of plants Jay.I am in the same position as you .I have collected a nice selection of plants over the Summer but I have kept them in pots .I went down to the local wholesaler today to buy a couple of tree ferns etc to replace the ones I lost in the winter of 2010,but I was ad...
by Nigel Fear
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree fern.
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: Tree fern.

Hi Jay. If it were me, and buyng my 1st. treefern I'd put it off until spring, unless they're on special offer, and fully fronded now, and hardened off. Many on-line nurseries remove all the fronds anyway before delivery, and if that happens you'll have around eight months of zero photosynthesis on ...