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by benbaron
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline australis Karo Kiri
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Cordyline australis Karo Kiri

Hi all,

Spotted one of these at a garden center this weekend for £10 around a foot tall. Anybody grow them, have experience with them?

cheers
Ben
by benbaron
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mulu
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Mulu

Domain shows owned by same co as spanishplants but not same as easytropicals so must just be a coincidence they are in same postcode.
Shame if Mulu has gone it was a nice place a number of years ago...
by benbaron
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mulu
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Mulu

Odd, that phone no is listed on spanishplants.co.uk which give an address in Cheshire - check that out and its easytropicals ltd....
by benbaron
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Banksii
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Cordyline Banksii

Nice....Where did you source?
by benbaron
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete maurellii - poorly?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Ensete maurellii - poorly?

Thought that might have been the case but no dripping and still growing even though I hadnt given any water as far as I can remember.....I have now though OOPS.....time to stick it next to a heater to warm it up a bit then :)
by benbaron
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete maurellii - poorly?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Ensete maurellii - poorly?

Hi all, Ive be overwintering an ensete maurellii in my conservatory, it has carried on growing slowly pushing out a new leaf every 3 weeks or so all through winter but just over the past week or so it has started to lose its colour from its older leaves - Ive I overwatered it? (soil was pretty dry u...
by benbaron
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2701

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

Delboy wrote:Seagraves stuff tends to be top notch so im sure it will be a corker. Dont forget to get some photos up. icon_thumleft

I will dont worry - just a little concerned about the size of pot and getting it round to my back garden..... :shock:
by benbaron
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Dasylirion longissimum - Bad news & good news..
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Dasylirion longissimum - Bad news & good news..

I got mine from Nigel at Hardy Palms - http://www.kreativejuice.co.uk/plants/dasylirion.jpg

He doesnt show any more on his site so mine may have been the last one??
by benbaron
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2701

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

I've bitten the bullet and ordered one from seagraves - assured it will be a stunner when arrives. 25% off ending today so had to decide sharpish - prices that they had on them already were pretty good in comparison to others and with the discount I couldnt wait for other suppliers to get back in to...
by benbaron
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Dasylirion longissimum - Bad news & good news..
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Dasylirion longissimum - Bad news & good news..

Bad news - kids decided to play tug of war and pull it up from its pot.......

Good news - I checked under the trunk and spotted some nice white new roots - icon_cheers

Hopefully moving it hasnt damaged them enough to stop it rooting fully.... :shock:
by benbaron
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Kew Jubaea - Dead!
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: Kew Jubaea - Dead!

Why? Just getting to big?
by benbaron
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2701

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

jase wrote: I got this one on Saturday, it's 68 CM circ with 1 mtr of trunk, with two more small trunks at the base. I'm sure he's got some more there, give him a bell.

Ascol Drive Nurseries
in Knutsford
Phone: 01606 47694
How much Jase if you dont mind me asking?

cheers
Ben
by benbaron
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2701

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

Why don't you give simon at amulree a phone?, I had a corker delivered a couple of years ago for less than £400!, it's planted out the front & has really bulked up, the main trunk is about 4ft but as thick as a telegraph pole :D , it had 5 trunk's & it was very stretched when first bought!, now the...
by benbaron
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 45
Views: 2701

Re: Where to buy a mature Chamaerops humilis

http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/Chamae ... ifera.html Has a nice looking smaller one on the size @£225 Id be looking for something bigger but its a start. Ive emailed him to see if he can do anything. Im not in a rush though so will be keeping my eyes open

cheers
Ben