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by miketropic
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Miketropics blog -- Spring is FINALLY here
Replies: 254
Views: 11220

Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

21c the last few days..hot all the sheds and picked up a few small things. biggest accomplishment was 800lbs of composted manure and top soil dropped off today as well as some posts for a fence. picked up some wood from a fallen barn to make a rustic fence out of but will def need more..if the temps...
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: More pics

the var. fatsia has my eye..Im a sucker for variegation
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ferns
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Ferns

yes kata here in the states one of any size is hard to find.I can get a 1 ft trunk shipped for 100usd but that's all I can find. anything else is just a sprout and will take many years to even think of a trunk You never managed to get hold of one? I hope they don't stop them being imported in to Br...
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Cardoons for Heavy Clay

hmm I have about 50 seeds guess I will plant them all..half on mat half room temp and see what I get..I need to get the cannas off the mat now as there already to big for this time of year
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 52979

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Fooled me..i don't guess I have ever seen one of those in person either..just not cold tolerant enough for me..nice palm eith way
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa "Mekong Giant"
Replies: 383
Views: 20947

Re: Musa "Mekong Giant"

when I dug mine up for my move this winter I had no pups..showing..once dug up there were 5 or 6 several feet away..you might have some and not know it yet
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Canna indica
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Canna indica

after only a week I have at least 60 of the 80 come up..3 of those are bronze leaf already..with no bronze leaf as a parent cross this will be interesting
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasias on the move
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Colocasias on the move

I've got to wait at least a few more weeks before I let them loose or they will be to big and fragile in the house till its time to go outside
by miketropic
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Cardoons for Heavy Clay

Kristen wrote:I sowed mine on 11-Mar (2012), so I reckon "about now" would be right.
best to pop them on a heat mat or just let them go? I put the canna seeds on the heat mat..big mistake as I have a forest already and a month till frost free! don't want the same for the cardoons
by miketropic
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ferns
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Ferns

yes kata here in the states one of any size is hard to find.I can get a 1 ft trunk shipped for 100usd but that's all I can find. anything else is just a sprout and will take many years to even think of a trunk
by miketropic
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Fatsia cuttings
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Fatsia cuttings

I don't think my season is long enough to ever get flowers or berries. my fatsias have grown crazy indoors this winter. I left one out in -23c..we will see if it returns
by miketropic
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ferns
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Ferns

yes kata here in the states one of any size is hard to find.I can get a 1 ft trunk shipped for 100usd but that's all I can find. anything else is just a sprout and will take many years to even think of a trunk
by miketropic
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 52979

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

that blue/silver chammy is amazing. never seen one like it this side of the pond
by miketropic
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cardoons for Heavy Clay
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Cardoons for Heavy Clay

I got some good quality uk seeds sent over and they have been sitting awhile now. was wondering what the growth rate is on these so I don't start them off to early. night temps 0c daytimes 21c..when should I plant them
by miketropic
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ferns
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Ferns

I just wish I could find one of that size for sale :(