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by Chez2
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 4387

Welcome back HTUK

There were too many people reading the forum but not bothering to contribute; bit selfish really. It has been down bit not for a long time apart from the odd brief blip.
by Chez2
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Can my Lapageria be saved?

But I've heard those automated watering setups and not reliable, We haven't had a problem and ours has been in a year. We have one running a hose and the other runs a misting system. Ours waters a 30 by 18 foot polytunnel so it has lots of drippers running off of it and the misting system. We set i...
by Chez2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can my Lapageria be saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Can my Lapageria be saved?

I attend to my plants rather erratically and like to keep it low-maintenance, so a greenhouse wouldn't work for me other than for some drought-resistant cacti maybe. Even if I disciplined myself to water the plants in the greenhouse regularly, they'd die the next time I went on a 3 month long holid...
by Chez2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cactus
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Cactus

I know of two people with large outdoor cactus gardens. One person is in the south, one in West Yorkshire. The have built raised beds with lots of drainage in the bottom. Its the wet combined with the cold that is a problem. A couple of people on here grow them. At least one person has theirs under ...
by Chez2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Good morning all.

I don't think we get quite as many flowers on ours. I might be able to smell it close up if I hadn't got a cold but this year the cordyline is so strong it blots anything else out.
by Chez2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Good morning all.
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Good morning all.

Hello.

I have never noticed the flowers on phormium being scented, not ours anyway. Perhaps its because they aren't close to the patch and we have a large open garden?
by Chez2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 835

proteas

Ah I see. They are pretty dam stunning!
by Chez2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: proteas
Replies: 6
Views: 835

proteas

oh wow they are stunning. Is your house on a slope? How did you manage to raise the bed by a foot and not breach the damp proof course?
by Chez2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordylines. Pruning help
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Cordylines. Pruning help

If you wait until the leaves go brown then pull down sharply they come off clean leaving you that pattern on the trunk, by cutting them you will still get that effect but will have to wait until the leaf stumps fall off naturally. And all the pictures are of Cordyline australis he he, saved me from...
by Chez2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello fellows!
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Hello fellows!

Hello. Its been a bit quiet this year.
by Chez2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Dasylirion Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Dasylirion Advice Please

Doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it, the leaf tips are supposed to look like that. They're very drought tolerant & require very free draining soil & thrive on neglect. Keep it on the dry side over winter as they hate being cold and wet I'm not an expert but mine looks like that only wi...
by Chez2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 548

New member

Big Leaves for Exotic Effect by Stephen Griffith is a brilliant book to buy. Its very easy to read for non book worms. Good for beginners and more experienced. ISBN 1-86108-262-2 The book covers form and structure, climates and micro climates. hardiness of plants, size of plants, watering, planting ...
by Chez2
Tue May 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Japanese Blood Grass
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Japanese Blood Grass

Maybe it was too dry and sunny in my garden too then chainsaw kid.
by Chez2
Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo Screen / Hedge
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Bamboo Screen / Hedge

Cement paving slabs in vertically to make a barrier.
by Chez2
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Japanese Blood Grass
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Japanese Blood Grass

I’ve some bloodgrass and I’ve found it not to hard to keep.Its doesn’t like very wet soil but good drainage.It can take full sun or partial shade.I normally cut just above ground level in February.Looks stunning in clumps.Seeds could be hard to come by as it rarely flowers. Hmm, I'm even more confu...