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by karl66
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dasylirion Longissimum
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Dasylirion Longissimum

Hi Dave, there lovely plants when kept dry! unless you create overhead structures your doing the right thing keeping them in pots...that mix sounds ok as drainage is the key with any desert plants, I would not worry to much regarding feeding them.
by karl66
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hydrangea seemannii.
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Hydrangea seemannii.

Hi Jas, in between writing I have done a little more research and decided to go for the petiolaris form. I bought two well established 3 litre pots for £14 so although known to be slow i'm not to fussed, they both prefer moist soil conditions so that maybe your problem jas?.
by karl66
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: yucca aloifolia purpurea
Replies: 33
Views: 5011

yucca aloifolia purpurea

Sorry Jim my mistake...there not for me!, saying that it was a cruel winter.
by karl66
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: yucca aloifolia purpurea
Replies: 33
Views: 5011

yucca aloifolia purpurea

Jim, I've lost two of them over separate periods, there lovely plants once you get them established although never heard of them being root hardy once the foliage/ Centre has rotted.
I'm not surprised they survive in Costa Rotherham ,I've started buying my vulcanic rock from around that area!.
by karl66
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hydrangea seemannii.
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Hydrangea seemannii.

Who has experience with this climbing variety?,seen some lovely examples in local nurseries but heard they can be a little delicate/ Fussy to grow, the flowers look stunning on large plants.
by karl66
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rhododendron inkarho.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Rhododendron inkarho.

Chad, that's something i'll need to test properly in near future, not naturally acidic that's for sure. some of the issues here go further than soil p.h though, I have high water retention on bottom 3rd of garden.. hence raised beds and heavy clay on other parts.
by karl66
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rhododendron inkarho.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Rhododendron inkarho.

I suppose time will tell, i have all the literature here from the growers. I will report back if i get it flowering and continued healthy plants.
by karl66
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rhododendron inkarho.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Rhododendron inkarho.

Ha ha..never noticed the name jas!, yes normal if there is such a thing, could be a revelation if they do what it says on tin.
by karl66
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rhododendron inkarho.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Rhododendron inkarho.

Is anyone trying these new varieties? heavily scented and been developed in Germany to grow in normal soil due to there rootstock development...be interesting to see how they grow here.
by karl66
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

Welcome back HTUK

Jas,i'd go as far as saying 60% of my exotic plantings would be dead without valuable information/first hand experience from previous members on here.
by karl66
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

Welcome back HTUK

Jas, I share your frustration..there is demand for this site but nobody gives a toss about its upkeep.
by karl66
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei

Chez, i'm not an expert on weather but just as qualified to give my opinion as you are.
Just enjoy your plants in sunny Yorkshire and i'll enjoy mine in the cold midlands outback!.
by karl66
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Bought new Trachycarpus Fortunei

100% plant out... Won't do it any harm.


Chez, not sure if you mean random tempratures can be higher in parts of Yorkshire compared to West mids?, maybe on the east coast areas but as an average comparison were warmer down here.
by karl66
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit of digging??
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Anyone fancy a bit of digging??

If I had room i'd go for that!.
I'd bet it has a good age it it also...more like 25/30 years,depending on how large it was when planted.
by karl66
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: tis the season merry christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

tis the season merry christmas

Off topic but I believe the decline of the forum has been a sore point for many.Many people can't even register let alone post...the lost information and posts is also a bummer. Yes the forum used to be quiet around this time, but never to this extent, lets hope we can all revive it and get back to ...