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by miketropic
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 74378

Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

that Delbata is just fantastic icon_thumleft
by miketropic
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4596

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

just motivation to fill there gaps with new stuff and see how hardy they are. I will rebound
by miketropic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4596

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

if this weather keeps up (-22c last night ) ill have to replace the whole garden. butia, green med and waggy all spear pulled today..I have never seen a worse winter..guess those made room for some new stuff Remind me, where are all your plants at the moment? You have moved so are they all outside ...
by miketropic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4596

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

if this weather keeps up (-22c last night ) ill have to replace the whole garden. butia, green med and waggy all spear pulled today..I have never seen a worse winter..guess those made room for some new stuff
by miketropic
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?
Replies: 21
Views: 1388

Re: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?

pdid wrote:I had 4 survivor all now planted out, two were stooled last year, the largest made 10ft smaller 6ft, both unstooled made about 5ft. They are pretty easy and fly once they get roots in the ground.

I hope the roots arn't to heavy Id really like to take mine with me
by miketropic
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?
Replies: 21
Views: 1388

Re: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?

its the baking hot summers that do it for me. I got one in a 4 inch pot in April..when the last leaf fell off it was almost 10 ft. I will leave it one more year before I cut it back. I hope I can dig it up for the move or it might just stay here and I will have to start over.
by miketropic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?
Replies: 21
Views: 1388

Re: Paulownia Tomentosa from Seed - What Next?

How is everyone growing these from seed? surface sow them? heated prop? I got a seedling last year and it topped at 10 ft in a season..I wanted more so I got some seed this year and will take any advice on how to get a few extras
by miketropic
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4596

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

can anyone point me in the direction of a good supplier of this Kalopanax septemlobus f.. maximowiczii? even a sneaky import job has got to be easier than finding it over here Problem will be getting a nursery to dispatch to the USA: and few will do that. Best bet is to ask on the buy/barter/swap p...
by miketropic
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What new plants will you try in 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 4596

Re: What new plants will you try in 2014?

can anyone point me in the direction of a good supplier of this Kalopanax septemlobus f.. maximowiczii? even a sneaky import job has got to be easier than finding it over here
by miketropic
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winters back to normal?
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: Winters back to normal?

sort of the same here..I had a run of what I would call "mild" winters for us. still colder than yours but no where near what it could be. This year is killing everything in sight and the worst in 20 years. I hope once this is over we get back to the mild ones once again
by miketropic
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 60257

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog January video update.

I envy you being able to work outside during the winter months and getting thing prepared. keep up the good work I didnt think you'd ever envy our climate Mike icon_scratch :lol: I do love my baking hot summers and the added growth but once November comes I am stuck inside till April. I'll give you...
by miketropic
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

Re: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc

Yes I can recover but still hurts so much. they were all perfect until the 3 or 4 days or -30c..then it was all over. they looked like boiled eggs popped open and white goo comming out of them..horrible sight. I contacted a friend already and he will replace most of them for me in exchange for a tra...
by miketropic
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 60257

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog January video update.

I envy you being able to work outside during the winter months and getting thing prepared. keep up the good work
by miketropic
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

Re: DRY DRY storing colocasia Survey INFO pros/pitfalls etc

feeling very gutted ATM.. My after the record low temps here I am going to assume that my storage area hit record lows as well. I went to find tuber today that had popped like frozen eggs and turned to mush. I would say there is a 75% lose on this winter. I did have at least 1 of everything growing ...
by miketropic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cold hardy fruits bananas project.
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Cold hardy fruits bananas project.

All the bajoo fruit I have ever seen over here have never even been as large as a veluntina fruit. they do plump up and make an honest looking banana but there no bigger than a pinky finger and about as round. If your waiting on somthing from a bajoo to eat you will go hungry