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by jungle jas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm trees and the resistance to wind damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Palm trees and the resistance to wind damage?

That makes a lot of sense Bill. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: alternative to eucalytus
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: alternative to eucalyptus

Blairs, the Acacia I am growing is Baileyana purpurea It grew 4 foot last year. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: alternative to eucalytus
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: alternative to eucalyptus

Mr L I don't recommend Eucalyptus in windy sites as branches snap at the drop of a hat, Ok in a big garden with nothing around them to damage.
by jungle jas
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm trees and the resistance to wind damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Palm trees and the resistance to wind damage?

My neighbor had one close to 30 foot blow over in his garden last spring, but he does live close to the coast and is therefore very windy. It got ripped out from the roots! The leaves look rubbish after 2 years on a windy site. Hope that helps. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: alternative to eucalytus
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: alternative to eucalytus

I have an Acacia which is fast growing, but I don't know if it will grow in Leeds. Eriobotrya Japonica don't hang about either. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for a half-sunny... motorbike tyre, please :)
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Ideas for a half-sunny... motorbike tyre, please :)

I like them as well, but I can't grow them in west Wales despite being quite mild where I live. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Are we safe yet?.
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: Are we safe yet?.

In a word, NO. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Need some ideas on border depth
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Need some ideas on border depth

Rob you really are a one trick poney. :lol: :lol: :lol: icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Need some ideas on border depth
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Need some ideas on border depth

Nice setting you have there, what are your winter lows? My borders are very irregular and range from nothing to eight foot deep, they would be wider if I had a larger garden. Your Trachys don't have to be planted at the back of the border some of mine are planted at the front with plants behind them...
by jungle jas
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Ensete Montbelliardii has woken up. :-) 04/02/2014
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: My Ensete Montbelliardii has woken up. :-) 04/02/2014

Yes I agree with Dave its in the way and a constant source of irritation, put them in the babys bedroom probably just as warm and will get the children used to a bit of jungle at an early age. I'm sure the good lady would not mind! :roll: icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: date palm
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: date palm

I shouldn't think the date palm will survive without some serious protection, but the cordyline may stand a few degrees of frost. Do you know what type it is? Does it have narrow or broad leaves. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Drainage!
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Drainage!

I agree with Kris, sounds pretty good to me for clay. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: buttress roots
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: buttress roots

Yes Ficus look really good for a jungle effect, with both buttress and hanging aerial roots. Pity we can't grow them here. :cry: icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Thanks Dave. I shall have to try and find a shaggy one. icon_thumright
by jungle jas
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: buttress roots
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: buttress roots

Sean thats a great idea, plant 6 or 8 figs in a circle about a foot apart and then pull the tops together with twine and then wait, and wait and wait and wait and wait. :lol: I wish I had thought of that twenty years ago. :roll: icon_thumright Bit late for me I'm afraid. icon_thumright