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by Springy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 9418

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

It will be fine I'm sure, the guy who came was admiring the palms and the stuff is no where near it really. It will be on the edge of the border when its finished. I'm just irritated that I'm away tomorrow till Sunday night, so can't get started till at least Monday. I want things doing straight aw...
by Springy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

There are Macrocarpa and Microcarpa versions of this palm, it just means big leaves and small leaves. I got some seeds off Redsquirrel a while back and planted them straight out. Last time I checked I had about half a dozen sprouts. I think I got some off of Redsquirrel too but mine were single str...
by Springy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Plant ID please

Looks like it could be a portugese laurel, Prunus lusitanica. icon_study
by Springy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Could be an Echium Summer !
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Could be an Echium Summer !

Thanks for all of the kind comments ! I certainly will put up some pics when they flower...and with a better camera too. As for multi-headed Echiums - I assume that you mean cold damaged Pininana rather than Candicans ? If so, then If you look closely you may spot one or two of mine have more than ...
by Springy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Could be an Echium Summer !
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Could be an Echium Summer !

Yes they will look fantastic!!! icon_cheers

My big question is still..... Do multi headed echiums still flower??!! icon_scratch
by Springy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 52987

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

It's a bit hard to tip the contents out when it's got 4 wheels, especially when it's got a small child on board! :D It's a shame kris that all that pea shingle is going in the ground! You are never going to see it but hopefully you will see the benefits of it being there. I planted a new addition of...
by Springy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: My garden history!
Replies: 230
Views: 16352

Re: My garden history!

cordyman wrote:Looks epic that Springy! If I needed some raised bed i'd definetely copy your technique :lol: Imagine it will look even more top notch once painted!
I'd recommend the technique that involves paying someone else to do it! :lol:
by Springy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: My garden history!
Replies: 230
Views: 16352

Re: My garden history!

Also had the rare chance to take a photo from the rooftop as our neighbour is rebuilding our shared chimney as it's in a bad way!
by Springy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: My garden history!
Replies: 230
Views: 16352

Re: My garden history!

Well I've now managed to have a go at replacing the wooden planters on the patio with rendered blockwork. I have never laid a block wall before and had one experience of rendering! It has taken at least 15hrs for just the two coats of rendering, let alone the blockwork. Talk about learning as you go...
by Springy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any good garden centre in North London area?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Any good garden centre in North London area?

Thanks guys. Yes, had noticed that Silktree looks tempting at first glance but based on their ebay and website they don't have that much in stock and can be a touch pricey. I'll have more than my hands full getting around Gardening Club, Hillside and Paramount methinks! icon_rambo Just need to deci...
by Springy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...
Replies: 93
Views: 3327

Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

A pic of mine at the moment. It's been riddled with caterpillars all winter. Green ones, brown ones and these little beauties that I think maybe from a comma, small tortoiseshell or maybe peacock butterflies? Someone on here might know! icon_thumleft

No signs of flowering yet! :cry:
by Springy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any good garden centre in North London area?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Any good garden centre in North London area?

Silktree nurseries in Oxford would be a good visit, but I don't think they are open on Sunday's. I'd say don't waste your time with this one! From the odd times I've been there it's VERY expensive and they don't stock much. They sell stuff on eBay so that will give an idea on there prices. Just my ...
by Springy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 2088

Re: Some pictures from last year...

How good is that!!! icon_thumleft

I can't wait for my trachies to flower or even a chammy or two. I'd love to see my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP flowering!! icon_cheers
by Springy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...
Replies: 93
Views: 3327

Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Does anyone know when we are likely to have any signs of movement with these this year and will my multiheaded one actually flower anyway?
by Springy
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1132

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Nice to see that someone on here got it! icon_cheers I didn't realise it was in such a big pot but I can see that now. Good to hear that you got some other bit too. icon_thumleft A lovely palm as all Butias are. It looks to have taken some frost damage which is a shame Springy.... remember this bea...