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by charliep
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Palm advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Palm advice please

Butia, Jubaea are slow in the UK climate
by charliep
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Conservatory repairs

Well I was certainly glad I had got it wind and water tight before today's storms!
by charliep
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New from Hereford
Replies: 4
Views: 262

New from Hereford

Welcome to the forum Dave, I have seen them attached to the Trachycarpus trunks at Wisley but have no idea whether they were cheating or not!
by charliep
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Conservatory repairs

I mentioned on Dave Brown's thread that I also was trying to replace a large part of our old Victorian conservatory, just reached the wind and watertight stage icon_cheers You can see the story so far here as thread on Pushing the Borders http://www.pushingtheborders.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=962
by charliep
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis indoor or out?
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Phoenix canariensis indoor or out?

They will survive near the coast here in Cornwall but I am only 4 miles inland and even a mild winter sees them off, you can of course protect them. personally I prefer to pot grow and bring in as that way its always in good condition. and of course if they dont die they are far too big for most gar...
by charliep
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Frost protection.in lean to greenhouse.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Frost protection.in lean to greenhouse.

How are you insulating the greenhouse?

I have a couple of electric fan heaters with thermostats that I can use in an emergency but I generally do nothing. I find moving the air around is beneficial but I last used them 6 years ago!
by charliep
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Help with dying Cordyline Australis
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Help with dying Cordyline Australis

As Karl has said, they wont reshoot from the stems. Once the stem goes they often regrow from below ground, so you can get rid of the eyesore straight away, start at the top and keep removing sections of stem until you reach healthy wood. they cut very easily as the stems are quite soft. Because the...
by charliep
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New MEmber says Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 614

New MEmber says Hi

Sounds intriguing! Lets see some pictures when you get a chance
by charliep
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi guys, thanks for accepting me....Advice needed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Hi guys, thanks for accepting me....Advice needed!!

T rex is likely to behave as an herbaceous perennial, ie die down and come up each year, often spreading by suckering. It is possible to keep the stems but not worth the effort as the plant will look better if it starts fresh each year. The Musa you have a choice you can protect the base to keep som...
by charliep
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia ID
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Colocasia ID

They are surprising tricky for something that looks as if it runs about! I only have Colocasia fontanesii but it goes through a winter here outside although I always keep a pot full on the go as well just for back up https://live.staticflickr.com/2877/9562113440_cbc1f07e2f_c.jpg 002 by charliepridha...
by charliep
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.

You must have half a forest by now!!
by charliep
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 3819

Welcome back HTUK

How is the great garden move coming along Karl? been dreadful weather for getting on with anything here and because its been mild the grass needs cutting!
by charliep
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 3819

Welcome back HTUK

Seems to have been the attempt to upgrade the phpBB to the latest version that started the problems here, although it works now, for me its still playing up and I have to go around the houses to look in. But I have to say that the forum is still attracting a stream of new members, something "Pushing...
by charliep
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Best of... A discussion thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2309

The Best of... A discussion thread

I grow figs mainly for the fruit but several of them have good leaves the most lobed are probable Brunswick and White Ishcia (not sure of the spelling!) we have 7 in the garden, last year was poor for fruit but the year before we had loads, I think my pruning tactic is at fault, I tend to get cross ...
by charliep
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Canary Twitter
Replies: 131
Views: 17304

A Canary Twitter

Does Grand Canary not have the water coming out of the hillsides like Tenerife and La Palma? I know they are busily replanting the pines on both these to increase that supply, not sure if the tap water was slightly salty or not as I tend to stick to wine!