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by charliep
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Orange Trumpet Vine
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Orange Trumpet Vine

I can keep it alive but can't get it to flower, probably because its trying to do it during the winter half of the year when light levels are poor in the UK. I official gave up trying a few years ago!
by charliep
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Zantedeschia Pentlandii
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Zantedeschia Pentlandii

OK thanks, useful to know
by charliep
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Zantedeschia Pentlandii
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Zantedeschia Pentlandii

Didn't the couple that run Silver Hill get killed recently? or am I confusing two South African suppliers?
by charliep
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hydrangea seemannii.
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Hydrangea seemannii.

My plant is one of Neil Tresseders original introduction from the 1980's and was one of the first to start flowering, something it has done reliably ever since, so we have had it over 30 years now, the flowers come out of large buds, quite unlike other Hydrangea, they are strongly scented, similar t...
by charliep
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Tropical Abutilon-like plant ID?

There are several Clerodendrum that will just about survive in the UK but I have found outside most are hard to get to flower and now only have C myricoides Ugandense, that does OK but I see its been decided its now Rotheca myricoides so may be thats why! (and even that does better with winter under...
by charliep
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Creating an Exotic Conservatory
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Creating an Exotic Conservatory

I only knew about the Termites because my sons girlfriend at university lived in one of the houses affected, sounded pretty grim, poor girls parents had fallen out and wanted to divorce but were unable to sell the house so had divided it into two halves !
by charliep
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Creating an Exotic Conservatory
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Creating an Exotic Conservatory

George, the best way to get rid of termites that I know about is move to the UK, we don't have them here Actually they did have an out break in North Devon at Saunton sands, not sure if they are now eradicated (I think George is maybe plugging his business?) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/...
by charliep
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Difference between Cooperi and Australis
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Difference between Cooperi and Australis

Where do you get yours from? Also what are the tell tale signs of difference between the C Cooperi and C Australis as apparently they get marked up wrong for some reason so I want to make sure I have what was sold to me I pick up the Cyathia cooperi on Madeira, they have become naturalized in the n...
by charliep
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Difference between Cooperi and Australis
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Difference between Cooperi and Australis

I have found C cooperi to be easy with winter protection but dies as soon as you forget! (and I am in Cornwall so warmer than you) Following advice from the late Steve Pope If you over pot them they grow much better, gentle feeding as well helps, my cooperi went from a tiny thumb size plant to 4' of...
by charliep
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Members Information Area (public)
Topic: Mower replacement needed
Replies: 0
Views: 2182

Mower replacement needed

I am not sure I understand the issue? is it the mower in use that you are worried about?
Surely when not in use the mower just sits on its wheels and is quite safe?
by charliep
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your most coveted plant?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Your most coveted plant?

Chad wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm
e-bay at less than £10 looks a bit cheaper than a trip to Stybing; even if it may not be true to name!
Couldn't find the smiley faces so you will have to imagine me chuckling!
We are heading out there to pick up some Lapageria
by charliep
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your most coveted plant?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Your most coveted plant?

Chad wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Does this look right?
Yes but it is not the sellers picture so the seed might not be! may be worth a punt though, I am hoping to pick some seed up from the Stybing (where I got my original seed from) in Feb, but good to have a fallback plan!
by charliep
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Your most coveted plant?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Your most coveted plant?

I would love to get the true Passiflora antioquiensis back having lost it a few years ago, so far all plants I have got hold of have been its hybrids The effect is similar to this picture of Passiflora 'Mission Delores' but with much longer peduncles https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/21198589388_eb...
by charliep
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Type of Schefflera?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Type of Schefflera?

I believe Schefflera delavayi has a sort of fuzz on the leaves (indumentum) making them appear matt so I don't thing yours is that
by charliep
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Greenhouse soil Sterlisation liquid/ bomb(not steam)

Not had similar problems so not sure what is doing the munching, could be baby slugs/snails could be some sort of flea beetle. Re PTB I have deleted you but retained your old posts, let me know by email if you can't get back in not had anyone else (as of yet) so am hoping its not a general site prob...