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by greendragon
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How do the Edulis Bamboos get so big in Cornwall?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

How do the Edulis Bamboos get so big in Cornwall?

On my trip to Cornwall I was shocked at the size that the Edulis bamboos can reach there, why is it so hard for us slightly further north to attain this size? The Nigra Henosis was HUGE there as well.

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by greendragon
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?
Replies: 67
Views: 3884

Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

To give you an idea how fast Eucalyptus gunnii grows here's two pictures of one from my Gran's garden, it since had to be coppiced as I noticed the rootball starting to rock! It is now regrowing strongly and most importantly securely lol. http://i44.tinypic.com/ojnzvp.jpg 3 months between the two pi...
by greendragon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trebah Gardens Pictures, Butia, Dicksonia antarctica, Gunnera, Huge Boos
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Re: Trebah Gardens Pictures, Butia, Dicksonia antarctica, Gu

And the icing on the cake is the private beach. Did you go to Lamorran Garden near St Mawes? Won't get a chance to go there this year, I'm being dragged off to St. Michael's Mount and the Seal Sanctuary tomorrow :lol: Fern Rob some of them looked so old I would not be surprised if they have been th...
by greendragon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone tried growing Luma apiculata? (Chilean myrtle tree)
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Anyone tried growing Luma apiculata? (Chilean myrtle tre

fern Rob wrote:Where would you find seed for this species, it looks fantastic. Wouldn't mind cultivating some. They add such a contrast with the leaves and trunk colour together.
I found out Burncoose nursery sell them, it's worth a try for sure.
by greendragon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trebah Gardens Pictures, Butia, Dicksonia antarctica, Gunnera, Huge Boos
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Trebah Gardens Pictures, Butia, Dicksonia antarctica, Gunnera, Huge Boos

I took all of these photos at Trebah today, if anyone ever visits Cornwall you have to go there, there are literally hundreds of old Dicksonia antarctica outside unprotected with lush big fronds. The first picture is of the tallest Trachycarpus fortunei in the whole of Britain! I have created anothe...
by greendragon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone tried growing Luma apiculata? (Chilean myrtle tree)
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Anyone tried growing Luma apiculata? (Chilean myrtle tree)

I went to Trebah Gardens today and I loved the Chilean myrtle trees, they have smooth cinnamon bark, small leaves and white flowers around this time of the year.

How hardy are they and has anyone tried growing one?

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by greendragon
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?
Replies: 67
Views: 3884

Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Best thing to do to make sure a euc does not fall over is to coppice it when it reaches 7ft then let it grow up again so the roots have a headstart.
by greendragon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Fern Robs Blog
Replies: 1027
Views: 30121

Re: Fern Robs Blog

fern Rob wrote:I would like to incorporate some different types of Musa to my garden i just don't know who supplies them. I think they would look good with the tree ferns.
Amulee Exotics.
by greendragon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The September garden plan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: The September garden plan.

1 layer of 30gsm fleece probably only adds 0.5*c to the hardiness. I had a fleece bag over my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and it still got burned by -4.5*c I used over 20m of fleece to me Dicksonia antarctica in winter 2010 and it survived. Well 20 meters of fleece is probably a lot of layers. Layers ...
by greendragon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The September garden plan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: The September garden plan.

1 layer of 30gsm fleece probably only adds 0.5*c to the hardiness. I had a fleece bag over my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and it still got burned by -4.5*c

Kata if you want to use that for your tree fern you are going to need 5 of them stacked on top of each other lol.
by greendragon
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: TTTT .... Trudi Trachycarpus Trimming Time
Replies: 32
Views: 1809

Re: TTTT .... Trudi Trachycarpus Trimming Time

Looked better before the trim, you should have let it form a skirt like this one I saw in Cardiff.

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by greendragon
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gunnera Manicata growing well in Large Pot
Replies: 26
Views: 1830

Re: Gunnera Manicata growing well in Large Pot

If your temps get up to the mid 30s you can get good sized alocasia and colocasia outdoors in the summer anyway so who needs a gunnera. I would take the Greek climate over ours anyday lol. Our temperatures went up to 31*c in our July heatwave and the Gunnera is fully healthy, just had to give it 10 ...
by greendragon
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron) question
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron) question

someone spraying weedkiller also looks like that.

I have seen very large redwoods at my local park that have foliage literally sweeping the ground around them.
by greendragon
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A rather nice Washingtonia species
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: A rather nice Washingtonia robusta

Interesting, there is a massive factory pumping out chemicals into the air around Port Talbot and there are many big CIDPs and mint condition Cordylines.