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by Kristen
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Bamboo to sell!
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Bamboo to sell!

Losbeat wrote:KRISTEN - unfortunately I am unable to reply to PMs for some reason. If you give me your email address I will send you a message direct.
PM sent :)
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Limp fatsia
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Limp fatsia

karl66 wrote: I may dig a small trench & fill with small gravel.
Put a drain in? Easy to do if you have somewhere for the water to flow away to - downhill for example, or a storm drain ... or a soakaway as a last resort.
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Which schefflera ?

Duchy not listing it at present, I bought mine in Nov 2012 and then it cost 14.99 in case that is any help in your price comparisons - perhaps they do get stock periodically during the season, which won't be any help if you want it NOW! of course.
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Which schefflera ?

Dunno if any help? but I stored this link when contemplating buying mine http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=13616 and have this (more recent) link stored too: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... lla-plants I bought Schefflera rhododendrifolia from www.duchyofcornwall...
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Terracotta pots
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Terracotta pots

Better than terracotta for large pots are Sankeys Traditional range, plastic that looks like terracotta. I can't find a website for Richard Sankey - does one exist? I was hoping to find a catalogue on their site. Some here, dunno if that is much/all of the range though http://www.thegardensuperstor...
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gardeners World 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2326

Re: Gardeners World 2014

Montbeliardii' had a bit of flooding to contend with. A "bit"? :lol: gw01.jpg gw02.jpg gw03.jpg iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Episode_1/ Its not like they never had plenty time to get it right before public saw it, surely they test their programs before release? I may as well...
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Terracotta pots
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Terracotta pots

Anybody know of any good sites for medium to large terracotta pots? Plain ones? My local garden centre sells them, prices are not outrageous ... They all look identical, machine made, and somewhat without character, but I would have thought as easy to buy from them, and get them home in one piece, ...
by Kristen
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Blog Topics - Rules/Guidelines
Replies: 15
Views: 3288

Re: Blog Topics - Rules/Guidelines

Have we to apply for blog space? From Forum Rules (top of the page) - took me a Google search to find it though, as I don't see the top of the page often :) " Users cannot start their own topics in this area, so if you want a blog topic started, contact using contacts form at the bottom of the page "
by Kristen
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lillies in Poundland
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Lillies in Poundland

Cardiffcol wrote: Is there a spray or something you can use as a deterrent?
Systemic insecticide will do the trick, Provado for example.
by Kristen
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Where to get a Brugmansia Grand Marnier (and when)
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Where to ge ta Brug Grand Marnier (and when)

I notice on eBay that many Brugs are simply called 'Red', 'Pink' etc .... what species would these be generally? Seed I would guess, and if so then not cuttings and thus probably not mature wood, so you'd wait most of a year before they were big enough to have forked to create the "Y" that signifie...
by Kristen
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Reaping the rewards of last years heat.
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Reaping the rewards of last years heat.

I shall have to find a squirrel tail or a feather to pollinate mine, tedious or what. Child's painting-box brush? (camel hair of course :D) I also think my two trees are still on borrowed time if it takes that sort of weather to obtain flowers. Pot it, and bring it in for the Winter? DO nectarines ...
by Kristen
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: evergreens for pots
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: evergreens for pots

Topiary (Box of Yew if you want it big) in a wacky shape? http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01733/penis-hedge_1733982i.jpg http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02283/topiary-rude_2283183k.jpg Those aren't serious, obviously!, but if you think of a theme then you could grow pretty mu...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: garlic, any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: garlic, any tips?

They need frost to split the cloves. Although depends on the type of the bulb - Soft or Hard neck. Some need to be planted in early Spring Remove the flowers to encourage growth in the bulb. Bulbs that have flowered will not keep well, eat them first :) Supermarket garlic produces smaller bulbs whe...
by Kristen
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tetrapanax
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

Re: Tetrapanax

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Flower buds.
Rather early? or are you thinking left over from last year?

Or some side effect of the mild winter?

The "flowers" on mine have lasted all winter. I wonder if I ought to look out for seeds, or maybe they have already dropped.
by Kristen
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden

Most people Ive spoken to think its a bad idea to cram lots in but I think this is the way to go! I find it difficult to cram a herbaceous border and make it look good, but Exotic Jungle I can't seem to get it wrong. Even single plants look fine - I have single Solanum lacciniatum for example, and ...