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by Clive60
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: weird palm pic
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: weird palm pic

Can't see a Trachycarpus doing that!!
by Clive60
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Spears on Trachicarpus
Replies: 40
Views: 1774

Re: New Spears on Trachicarpus

I'll keep a close eye on mine then and see how much they move this year.
As the soil is very light and sandy it might make a difference to their growth as I think they would prefer a rich loam.
by Clive60
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Spears on Trachicarpus
Replies: 40
Views: 1774

Re: New Spears on Trachicarpus

I planted two fairly small ones, a Fortunei and a Waggy (about 2ft high) in November while the ground was still warm but I understand they normally sulk for a year or two before putting on any growth. True?
by Clive60
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Albizia julibrissin rosea, anyone grow them?
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: Albizia julibrissin rosea, anyone grow them?

Hi Dee, I know a lot of people who have or have grown Albizias (I only have a seed grown A. Summer Chocolate) and yes they are very cold tolerant but they also need warm summers to flower well. They have a nice ferny leaf and look exotic but don't count on them too much for flower. There are a few g...
by Clive60
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bower Vine
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Bower Vine

I haven't personally tried growing Pandorea (Podranea) but as far as I know it is not frost hardy, there may be somewhere in the UK that it will survive but it would have to be exceptionally mild.
It is so rampant that growing it in a pot may not be practical .
by Clive60
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pampas2palms
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: pampas2palms

Like the pics, very colourful, your Cassia by the way is C. Didymobotrya, popular in Madeira and the Canaries.
by Clive60
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Won on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Won on Ebay

Most of these Cycads are grown in their thousands in Nurseries in Southern China along with other exotics, Orchids and house plants as no heat is needed and it is cheap labour, still they are good value.
by Clive60
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CAESALPINA PULCHERRIMA-MEXICAN RED BIRD OF PARADISE
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: CAESALPINA PULCHERRIMA-MEXICAN RED BIRD OF PARADISE

I have tried C Pulcherrima and Pulchrirma Flava and not got them beyond a foot high even in a large heated greenhouse. I would stick to C Gillesii.
by Clive60
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: My garden history!
Replies: 230
Views: 18772

Re: My garden history!

That's a fantastic transformation and a perfect Brug.
by Clive60
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia amzonica
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Alocasia amzonica

I've only grown them as house plants in the past but I don't think they are as hardy as Colocasias, needing high humidity to really keep them looking good. The cool nights we had last summer wouldn't do it any favours.
by Clive60
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Opinions needed - should I kickstart my ensete?
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Opinions needed - should I kickstart my ensete?

Is 5c enough for my Maurelii? it is in a heated greenhouse. I can't keep in any warmer than that.
by Clive60
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Another Newbie

Thanks for the welcome, as some of you may know I have grown most of my exotics either at work or in pots in my back garden. Now I can put them in the ground (at last) and now I have just retired I have more time to spend working on it, providing I have completed all the tasks on 'The List' which wi...
by Clive60
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Another Newbie

Hi Dee, remember Strongylodon (GC)
I'm still around and good to see you are too. :)
by Clive60
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Another Newbie

Hi, I thought I would join in here as I recognise a few names.
Having recently moved from a garden on heavy clay to one that is mainly sand is going to be a challenge for my exotics. I might need some advice.