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by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Aristolochia gigantea
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Aristolochia gigantea

I`ve just received some fresh seeds of aristolochia gigantea ,
any germination tips from anyone?
Thank you all .
by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia vulcanicola
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Brugmansia vulcanicola

Hi all , can anyone help me to find some Brugmansia vulcanicola ?
also is there anyone who can actually tell me wich plant are more easy to grow in UK .
thank.
by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eriobotya Japonica Loquat tree
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Eriobotya Japonica Loquat tree

Kristen wrote:Does hard pruning, or stooling even, encourage larger leaves?

Kristen , if you grow it in a pot and prune like if it was a palm , with a single stem and no side shot , the leaves actually are getting bigger .....
I`m training mine that way , will show you in future
by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eriobotya Japonica Loquat tree
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Eriobotya Japonica Loquat tree

Those plants are the most easy plant to germinate from shop fruit , the fruit it`s only available in June ...
mine are growing as seedling in my garden , took up to -14c , with no damage , even in the pot still alive .

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by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Xanthosoma Violaceum
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Xanthosoma Violaceum

overall , got a different variety before xmas , but only managed to root 1 out of 4 ,
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really looking forward to see what will come out .
by Sal73
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Xanthosoma Violaceum
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Xanthosoma Violaceum

Those are picture from last year , I think that is a xanthosama violaceum , got them from my local asian shop , so far got 3 different variety of xanthosoma , all coming from the shop , sold as indian cocoyam . Overall , I`ve left them in the greenhouse over winter and they all rotten down , I`ve as...
by Sal73
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eddoes and other eatable plants?
Replies: 113
Views: 8609

Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

Stevie the secret to germinate a pinapple is really easy , you must find the victoria variety , wich is the one with toothed leaves , I`ve tryed many time with the normal pinapple from the local supermarket and always failed then find 3 victoria pinapple down the asian shop and they just grown with ...
by Sal73
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eddoes and other eatable plants?
Replies: 113
Views: 8609

Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

From the galangale root pack

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by Sal73
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eddoes and other eatable plants?
Replies: 113
Views: 8609

Re: Eddoes and other eatable plants?

fresh from India , 10 Suran and 3 dasheen from west indi

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by Sal73
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Technicoloured Strawberries
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Technicoloured Strawberries

Sal what does the yellow one taste like? is it any different to a normal strawberry in flavour? Ive never tasted an alpine strawberry either, just the common red strawberry. the white actually taste like a pinapple , the yellow actully taste like an alpine strawberry ....how can I DESCRIBE doesn`t ...
by Sal73
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Technicoloured Strawberries
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Technicoloured Strawberries

Hi Troppaz , i was looking at those myself , got the white strawberry myself , 2 plants at half price , the yellow it`s only a tiny variety of the alpine and the black apparently is just available in China , that is a bit suspicious i reckon that is just an ox ......perhaps there is a purple varity ...
by Sal73
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amorphophallus titanum
Replies: 30
Views: 2755

Re: Amorphophallus titanum

not a Titanum but just bought 5 kg of suran from my local asian shop they should be amorphophallus paeoniifolius , it now season , so if anyone got an asian store near by. overall will have a titanum next year , finger cross http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k520/sal733/e74d5e10-ebb2-4162-a3a5-9a9...
by Sal73
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Thunbergia Mysorensis
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Thunbergia Mysorensis

Guys any of you grow thunbergia mysorensis? any tips on soil , temperature e so on
thank you so much.
by Sal73
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Nelumbo Nucifera
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Nelumbo Nucifera

Chad thank you for the hope , it will be really hard over here , but at least there is a chance ,
last summer the water didn`t even reach 16c , that`s why they shivered and die .

do you know any supplyer?
got the seeds , but another failer will put me off
thank you again.
by Sal73
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Nelumbo Nucifera
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Nelumbo Nucifera

Hi All , I`ve been looking to grow a lotus flower for the last 3 seasons , with no luck at all , I`ve been reading all the old thread of the forum and to be honest , I`ve managed the same , with the difference that even the russian lutus , die in winter ........... my question did anyone have manage...