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by Kristen
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Germinating Schefflera seeds
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Germinating Schefflera seeds

kata wrote:Thank you and please let us know if you require any assistance.

Now I am curious
Then you require assistance, surely? Tell them you are "curious" and see what they say? :lol:
by Kristen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 2027

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

If the basjoo pstem can take -4C then I guess I'll hardly ever need to wrap mine, not in most winters anyway. Although ... :) -4C now is only for a few hours, and usually because of high pressure, including on the day following, so good sun and temperatures during the day. -4C in winter would be no...
by Kristen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Germinating Schefflera seeds
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Germinating Schefflera seeds

I just ordered the plant before I wrote. That's what I do now. My first attempt with seeds I got 4 from 10 seeds and thought "This is easy". Never had a single Musa seed germinate since ... and since read that 10% germination, even, is regarded as good :( So now I just buy some on eBay when they lo...
by Kristen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Germinating Schefflera seeds
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Germinating Schefflera seeds

Mr List wrote:looks so tiny and fragile atm
Eucalyptus always surprise me by how small their seedlings are - because young plants' leaves are usually pretty, big, and they grow at a cracking rate, but the seedlings look incredibly vulnerable.
by Kristen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much is your water bill?
Replies: 41
Views: 2092

Re: How much is your water bill?

I think minimum wage is somthin like 7.25 wikipedia agrees (but might be out of date). At the exchange rate of 2012 (and presumably same legal time-frame for Minimum Wage) the UK minimum wage was US$10.02 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mi ... by_country "Median household income" has USA on US...
by Kristen
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Small B&Q Cycad, to get or not to get?
Replies: 30
Views: 1943

Re: Small B&Q Cycad, to get or not to get?

I have a line drawn (vertically) on the pots of mine [and marked "North"] so that when some well-meaning person moves / turns the pots, when they are flushing, I can put them back round the right way again (to stop the growing foliage twisting and distorting)
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: paulownia, what to do.

It s recomanded to cut the trunk almost to the groung after 6 months from planting. Very interesting, thanks for that, and I can see that the first cut mid-summer, for the plant to then create new growth from, could set it up well for being stooled, properly, the following Spring. They completely c...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 2027

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

The lowest overnight low in the 14 day forecast for here is 5C, I'm sure they can take that icon_thumleft I have that view on things that just have some fleece chucked over them - Tree Ferns for example - but I have a cage full of straw around my Nanas because I want to protect the Pseudostem. If I...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: paulownia, what to do.

callin wrote:If it was mine, for big leaf appearance, I would keep only one bud and remove all the other ones
Even on a one year old plant? Just-planted plant?
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 2027

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Get them all out the wrappers chaps, spring is here How much cold will they take? These are my overnight MINs for April / May, let alone the rest of March ... MinTemps.gif 6 of last 9 sub-zero in the first half of April, 1 of 9 in the second half of April, and 1 of 9 very nearly touching zero in th...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: paulownia, what to do.
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: paulownia, what to do.

I let mine grow a year, to get established, before cutting it back. That was probably a year earlier than the advice I got, but in fact it then rocked away, so perhaps water etc. well this year to make sure it is well rooted & established and then expect it to do a 10' pole with large leaves from st...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Monkey Puzzle germinated
Replies: 30
Views: 2739

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

I tend to add slow-release when I pot on, but that's usually because I am doing loads [in a batch] and putting some slow release in each time it is potted on means it gets fed! I also add slow release to everything, which is not potted on, in Spring - but generally, apart from permanent pots, pretty...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Monkey Puzzle germinated
Replies: 30
Views: 2739

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

kata wrote:Is this just a corker
It SO is :)
Do we feed these, if so with what.
I'm feeding mine, mostly :), with supplemental lighting. I give them some Canna Terra Vega which some indoor growers (not specifically for Cannas - as dear and naive Mrs K though!!) use.
by Kristen
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Monkey Puzzle germinated
Replies: 30
Views: 2739

Re: Monkey Puzzle germinated

Meant to post this ages ago, it was Mid February. Should have pricked out much earlier than this but ... Shows how robust the roots become, and why pricking out earlier would be easier. They were sown in very sandy soil, so it fell off the roots reasonably well. (They are on a sheet of A4, landscape...
by Kristen
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Where to get a Brugmansia Grand Marnier (and when)
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Where to get a Brugmansia Grand Marnier (and when)

I've got some B. Flower Dream cuttings I'm about to pot up, I could send you one if you like? Its a poncy variety, and probably not a good place to start from for results (Good Do'ers would be my preference), but its certainly pretty - just you might not get a lot of concurrent flowering out of it -...