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by chainsaw kid
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum lily
Replies: 21
Views: 2764

Crinum lily

Thanks Chad. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic house plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Exotic house plant ideas

Hi Lea, welcome to HTUK. My favourite house plant at present is Asparagus Densiflorus (sprengeri) it gets nice comments from visiting guests. Indoor Bonsai are a bit more difficult as most trees are meant to be grown out side and there for most people end up killing them after short periods of time!...
by chainsaw kid
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit of digging??
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Anyone fancy a bit of digging??

What a super opportunity for some one, instant hight for a couple of hours heavy work. It has the advantage of being near the road. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Is it possible to transplant a large Agave Americana in winter?

Hi TP, if you are going to keep it outside you could consider wrapping the pot in bubble wrap to stop the frost freezing the roots. icon_thumleft I once lost a waggy when the pot froze solid. :roll:
by chainsaw kid
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Thank you both, I have scattered a few pellets about to be on the safe side. icon_thumright
by chainsaw kid
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Canary Twitter
Replies: 131
Views: 17748

A Canary Twitter

You're right on two counts, Jas! No.1 I used to read Andy Capp as a kid (As Chainsaw Kid you can still read it). No.2 My second name is Charlie. My wife's name is not Flo and as you can see from subsequent Colocasia posts I'm not really a Charlie, more a stubborn ol' git I'm not sure about the ol' ...
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Canary Twitter
Replies: 131
Views: 17748

A Canary Twitter

Tatter excuse my ignorance regarding Andy Cap still going strong, I don't get much time to read the papers. :roll:
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Canary Twitter
Replies: 131
Views: 17748

A Canary Twitter

GREVILLEAJ wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Pink China has disappeared. Couldn't stop the plant from going dormant but there doesn't seem to be anything left. Another Colocasia failure here.
A man of your age will undoubtedly remember Andy Cap? He had a saying *If at first you don't succeed, pack it in and don't be a Charlie"!!!!!!
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Chez, I assume with the frosty nights slugs will not come out? icon_scratch
by chainsaw kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Happy new year!

A bit belated but a happy new year to you all. Dam good frost here this morning, a good hat needed. icon_bigsmurf :lol:
by chainsaw kid
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Chez, this is totally beyond my sphere of expertise. I have not any thing to do with greenhouses since I was a teenager and grew tomatoes commercially with my dad! icon_tomato icon_tomato icon_tomato icon_tomato icon_tomato icon_tomato I am now an old age pensioner!!!!!! I built a greenhouse last ye...
by chainsaw kid
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

HI Charlie, little holes appear in and around the edges of the leaves until they are eaten completely they then the leaf storks and finally the main stem. This only applies to newly emerged seedlings not older plants, they don't touch palm seedlings, perhaps they are to tough! On totally different n...
by chainsaw kid
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Hi Tatter, You know nothing about Humbug! I bought a set of lights around 10 years ago with Bah Humbug on them and they have never been out of the tube I bought them in. I just open the end fish around for the plug and place them on a flat surface. :D Now that's Humbug. :lol: Thanks for the Jeyes Fl...
by chainsaw kid
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Any one have any recommendations on what to use to rid soil of unwanted pests. I had some microscopic critters that ait most of my seedlings off to ground level any erudite suggestions out there.

Thanks and a successful new year to one and all. icon_cheers drunken_smilie1 :wink:

Jas.
by chainsaw kid
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: tis the season merry christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

tis the season merry christmas

I can say this now Christmas is past. What a bl**dy miserable lot we have now got on this forum, unlike in former years when there was plenty of jolly banter. icon_pale Even I have to admit this forum has died on its feet, so sad. RIP. :sad: