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by karl66
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: tis the season merry christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

tis the season merry christmas

Merry xmas to you both and anyone else out there!.
by karl66
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: My garden history!
Replies: 230
Views: 17995

My garden history!

Hi steve, hope all is well.
Its such a shame how the site has gone and I miss all the banter with regulars!. You probably wouldn't recognize my garden from your last visit...many changes and growth.Keep an eye out as i'll hopefully be opening up next year.
Have a good xmas karl.
by karl66
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Amazing Maderia.

Nice pic's Jon , I have identical pic's plus some from our visit in September, I preferred the botanical garden more than monte palace.
by karl66
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member seeking advice
Replies: 2
Views: 320

New member seeking advice

Hi sally, they will transplant, but there a hell of a size without equipment & manpower!. I'm all for saving them but there not really sought after once they've been dug out...this is due to the re establishing time/aftercare required.I'm sure someone local would snap your hand off....don't expect t...
by karl66
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Amazing Maderia.

You will be blown away Jon, Grev, i'll post some pic's when time allow's …. I have plenty!!.
by karl66
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Amazing Maderia.

Ha ha, I know what you mean chez!...they have a stigma of old people attached to them, especially the mop head one's. I will get around to photo's....in the monte garden's in monte there were plenty of various hybrid mopheads that looked stunning amongst palm's/bamboo's etc,such vibrant flower's & l...
by karl66
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Amazing Maderia.

We got back about 12 days ago...never seen anywhere so inspiring for tropical/exotic gardeners. There municipal garden's are sometimes more impressive than one's you pay to visit!, I've got some great idea's i'd like to implement when time allow's especially the introduction of more hydranger's ,the...
by karl66
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Schefflera taiwaniana

Nice specimens, Roddenfolia does very well here & growing into nice size specimen's now...very expensive to buy at retail nurseries though.
by karl66
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia survives winter outside and thrives
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Brugmansia survives winter outside and thrives

O.m.g...have not seen pic's of that for some time!, are you overdosing it on leek's!.
by karl66
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca rostrata
Replies: 56
Views: 7403

Yucca rostrata

There are obviously variants of rostrata, my planted out one took seven years to start looking crappe. also started pupping ,time will tell with the other large one that's been planted this year....almost nothing gets protection here, if anything fail's they get donated to someone with greenhouse or...
by karl66
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca rostrata
Replies: 56
Views: 7403

Yucca rostrata

Linearis ….100%.
I grow thompsonia as a very large specimen & this get's slight damage but recover's rapid in late spring/ early summer, I grow large specimen rostrate but here they take an age to look good once damaged.....mostly they never recover fully.
by karl66
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca rostrata
Replies: 56
Views: 7403

Yucca rostrata

These certainly are fussy plant's in part's of uk, I bought a stonking one with approx. four feet of trunk & stunning head in 2011....planted out from the start in south/west position in 100% draining medium ,looked fantastic for five years then started a decline for no apparent reason,it's now grow...
by karl66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa basjoo pups
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Musa basjoo pups

Sparrow, as long as your careful removing pup's has a very good success rate. The mother plant will however die a lot quicker the more you remove!.
My once 12ft high plant was a baby machine for many years!.
by karl66
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Soil Height ?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Trachycarpus Soil Height ?

Bob, good advice from jim but lots of palm's have ariel root's that happily live above ground level...nothing to worry about.
by karl66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3419
Views: 82360

Your current weather in one word...

sweaty!.