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by joolz68
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline protection Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1173

Re: Cordline protection Question

I found with mine in the past that the growing point pulls out plus the trunk goes to mush and collapses And that happened to me too Jezza. I watched the callapse in slow motion...doink...gone. I went down to the garden and sure enough it was very dead. I was amazed at what I witnessed whilst washi...
by joolz68
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline protection Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1173

Re: Cordline protection Question

Took a couple of days for mine to keel over. The space they were in is now part of the drive so they gave their lives to make way for cars :roll: Jezza hi,i seen in another thread that you had bought a pink passion,i bought one from B&Q last week and was wondering how hardy they are?any idea? i fet...
by joolz68
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Tresco's (IOS) Temperature Blog Dec 2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4647

Re: Tresco's (IOS) Temperature Blog Dec 2012

It was -2.7 in my greenhouse last night :( stick an old 15 tog duvet on top, it should help keep any warmth in. On my north facing side of the greenhouse i got bags of leaves stacked up to keep jack frost, its helping to keep temps up during the night, lowest temp so far is 4c. icon_thumleft So col...
by joolz68
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Tresco's (IOS) Temperature Blog Dec 2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4647

Re: Tresco's (IOS) Temperature Blog Dec 2012

It was -2.7 in my greenhouse last night :(
by joolz68
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello:
Replies: 41
Views: 1714

Re: Hello:

Hi hugo,in fairly new but ive had a great welcome on here, lovely people,sounds like you will an asset on advice for us learners :D welcome x
by joolz68
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there from Reading!
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: Hi there from Reading!

dont wait til spring,clear off the dining room table,get some heated props and grow lights,then you can get cracking now. hi and welcome by the way icon_thumleft Not sure if I could get away with that one!,managed to sneak in a pink china but don't want to push it.... Welcome steady :D .. not been ...
by joolz68
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: hi from derbyshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: hi from derbyshire

hi Julie,lucky you living there,a most beautiful unspoilt area of the country....in the summer :lol: :lol: spent many a moon staying at bradwell and castleton,even hope village a few times. mam tor is epic,but like i said,in the summer. went for christmas one year,it was flippin freezing :lol: :lol...
by joolz68
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: hi from derbyshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: hi from derbyshire

Hi Joolz. Welcome aboard, :D You're doing the right thing there, by holding back, and planning on startibg your 'tropical' theme next spring. Hi Julie, we are in the same boat :) as I have too starting collecting plants ( actually finding hard to stop!) lol but im waiting for spring before I plant ...
by joolz68
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: hi from derbyshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: hi from derbyshire

Hi Julie Nice to meet someone else in the area :) Its sooo cold here today! I have been in Derbs for 2 years, having moved from a bit further south. Love tropicals, so although I am no expert I am learning verrrryyy slowly through advice and trial and error: Trachycarpus's have been the best hardin...
by joolz68
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia x calidora update
Replies: 38
Views: 2361

Re: Alocasia x calidora update

It was time for big calidora to move back into the conservatory last weekend. Despite the lacklustre summer it grew well in the 3 months up the garden. The problem now is fitting it into the conservatory. 2012-10-07-11-14-06 Alo x calidora comes in.jpg I had to remove most of the older leaves as it...
by joolz68
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.
Replies: 25
Views: 2938

Re: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.

Ive measured 3 inch :D its upside down in a paper lined pot at the moment ,im removing more compost as it drys out...Can the roots be trimmed or doesnt it matter? only my kitten keeps playing with them :roll: Thanks julie x You can cut the roots off as it will grow new ones next year. Think if it l...
by joolz68
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.
Replies: 25
Views: 2938

Re: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.

Mr List wrote:i prefer the onion comparison.
What is the onion comparison? ive never grown them icon_scratch
by joolz68
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.
Replies: 25
Views: 2938

Re: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.

Ive measured 3 inch :D its upside down in a paper lined pot at the moment ,im removing more compost as it drys out...Can the roots be trimmed or doesnt it matter? only my kitten keeps playing with them :roll:
Thanks julie x
by joolz68
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: hi from derbyshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: hi from derbyshire

Clive60 wrote:Joolz, I may have sent you two, I can't remember now but it is either Salignus or Pallidus, Pallidus has shorter darker leaves when older. Dunno whether that helps or not!
You was right you had sent me both i found them,i think they salignus as the leaves are bigger than the rigidus :D
by joolz68
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Overwintering Ensete Maurelii.
Replies: 25
Views: 2938

Re: Overwintering Ensette Murelli.

I bought mine this yr but ive dug it,left it upside and waiting for the soil round the roots to dry off before i store it til next yr as i thought thats what you did icon_scratch so sorry no help but will learn from the exp people on here as im new at this jas :D