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by Chez2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello from Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Hello from Devon

Hello.
by Chez2
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit of digging??
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Anyone fancy a bit of digging??

Why do people plant so close to walls and fences? It would have been okay planted further towards the hedge.
by Chez2
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature difference in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Temperature difference in UK

Thanks very much. It's a great plant for outside in the hot border as it gives a bit of colour. I've kept this outdoors before and it has come back in the spring. It did look quite sad for a while though. Best to bring indoors to a greenhouse or house when it's chilly. Jon - when are you going to b...
by Chez2
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic house plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Exotic house plant ideas

Thank you. I'd definitely be interested, the pictures of Dendrobium orchids I saw online are beautiful. I've been looking at orchid prices in places near to me and they start at £10 per plant. Orchids seem to be one of the few flowering house plants that are universally cat friendly. They are also ...
by Chez2
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic house plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Exotic house plant ideas

I have orchids. Its better to keep them dry, I would not suggest soaking them. I have only every killed mine when they get too wet. I have Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids. Dendrobrobium look like canes and mine has lots of tiny white flowers all up the stem. My Phalaenopsis flower each year at t...
by Chez2
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1367

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

I haven't seen them in frost but it hasn't been cold enough here to stop them yet. Has your greenhouse been below zero yet? We have only had two light frosts here, only one a ground frost. The other frost was just on the cars not the ground or anything else.
by Chez2
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Happy new year!

Well what a lot of fuss about nothing! There wasn't even a frost at 10pm last night. At 7am this morning it was 3 degrees C here. The weather forecast this morning said some parts of Scotland had -10 last night; ouch!
by Chez2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Happy new year!

Happy New Year! Sorry to hear your sciatica is playing up Ele. We have had only two light frosts this season. We have the butia tucked up in its frame and have just wrapped another up in fleece like a mummy and covered with a fleece bag. The cycad has been given the same treatment and two other plan...
by Chez2
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1367

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

It sounds like slugs. They come out more at night. We don't seem to have too much of a problem with them but at night if its damp our driveway is alive with them; some massive monsters. I don't like to use any chemical in the garden if I can help it but I do use slug pellets when I have young seedli...
by Chez2
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical plants for zone 9a??
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Tropical plants for zone 9a??

Hello. I'm not really qualified to answer your questions.
by Chez2
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1367

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

chainsaw kid / Jas. The only other 'mystery' pest I have had problems with are thrips. They are so tiny you cant really see them but they do eat leaves. Could it be thrips? I just see bits of leaf missing but never see what does it.This happens on small pieces of leaf on mature plants outside.
by Chez2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1367

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

What sort of pests? Did you see them? Could it be small slugs? I don't usually put seeds direct in to the soil. I have always had a concrete base to my greenhouse so everything can we washed and sterilised each year. Fresh growing medium used in seed trays, tubs or raised beds. Personally I'm not fo...
by Chez2
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member/Jacaranda
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

New member/Jacaranda

Many thanks Chez, tatter and chainsaw kid (nice name). The acacia sounds nice - will check it out. Congrats on the surprise early flowering! Before I thought of a jacaranda I was considering a carob tree. Anyone with experience of one and care to share? You haven't said what size, style or look you...
by Chez2
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member/Jacaranda
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

New member/Jacaranda

Hi Andy, welcome and happy Christmas. It will be fairly quiet here until the growing season starts. I don't know what style of garden you have in mind so can't help you. Have a look on Pinterest or perhaps post photos of what you have in mind. I'm sure someone will advise you once they know the styl...
by Chez2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: new member in scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 628

new member in scotland

Hello. Its a bit quiet at the moment. It will get busy again when everyone starts to get ready for the growing season.