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by Clive60
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Great British Garden Revival.
Replies: 138
Views: 5854

Re: The Great British Garden Revival.

Dave, I was refering to his use of 'guys' to plants, thus humanising them as many wildlife presenters do with animals and insects etc. It just annoys me personally. :)
by Clive60
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Great British Garden Revival.
Replies: 138
Views: 5854

Re: The Great British Garden Revival.

James Wong annoyed me too with the constant use of 'guys' but most young modern presenters use it for all wildlife as well. Sadly the program slipped into the current trend of having to have mini competitions.
it's the only one out of the series I've watched.
by Clive60
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Nannorrhops

:lol: :lol:
by Clive60
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Nannorrhops

If they germinate, I'll probably be in a care home by the time any of them make a decent plant. :lol:
by Clive60
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Another ID please .... from Costa Rica
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Another ID please .... from Costa Rica

I used to plant them in containers in Civic buildings with medium light but not dark corners, a Bathroom should be ok.
I always new them as Cordyline Terminalis. I remember seeing some good specimens in Madeira.
by Clive60
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Here we go again Floods 3rd Jan 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1383

Re: Here we go again Floods 3rd Jan 2014

Although the estate where I live is not affected most of the land around Wareham is under water as there are two rivers flowing through it, the Frome and the Piddle. It appears Sunday and Monday will see more heavy rain adding to the problem.
by Clive60
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 19
Views: 2425

Re: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

Rob, I wonder if that Butia was bought and planted as a large specimen (I assume) it would take some years to get that size. They do tend to loose their elegant arching appearance with a big trunk.
I'm waiting for mine to take off.
by Clive60
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Nannorrhops

thanks, as I have 6 seeds, I'll do four in a vermiculite bag and two in small pots just to experiment. icon_thumleft
by Clive60
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Nannorrhops

Can anyone pass on advice for germinating Nanorrhops ritchiana, bag or pot method. I know I might have a very long wait. I have a small 6x6" reptile heat mat, would that do for the heat they require?
by Clive60
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: edible exotics
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: edible exotics

If you are including greenhouse growing then you can add Okra and Passiflora Edulis.
by Clive60
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.
Replies: 23
Views: 1233

Re: A Christmas miracle! Jubea Chilensis germination.

DPG, how do you maintain 30/35c constant under the stairs?, I presume you have a boiler or something or heat a mat?
I will need that heat when I (eventually) get my Nanorrhops seeds.
by Clive60
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea metallica
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Chamaedorea metallica

As not many people have Chamy Metallica I thought I would put up a pic of my baby, only had it for about six years but it is a decent specimen.
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by Clive60
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A thank you to Dave Brown.
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: A thank you to Dave Brown.

I have only been here a year but I have trebled my Exotic knowledge in that time. icon_thumleft
by Clive60
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Livistona chinensis
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Livistona chinensis

I have not grown Livistona from seed, although I bought a small L Rotundifolia from Lidls last summer but I am keeping it in the conservatory. I would have thought if L Chinensis was that hardy and fast growing it would be a more popular palm.
I hope you have success with it. icon_thumright
by Clive60
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Yet another storm 23-12-13
Replies: 60
Views: 3528

Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Heavy persistent rain and gusts of 70mph here, not nice. icon_thumbdown