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by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'

Dave, Grenville i overwintered mine as a houseplant on a sunny windowcill in the bathroom, it did look tatty by spring when it went outside but has come back really strongly over summer :D

Gary
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Jungle hut
Replies: 37
Views: 3266

Re: Jungle hut

looks a great place to sit gary, a shame you'll be leaving it behind! it must have been a difficult year for you digging most of your plants up and not being able to do any gardening until your next home! cheers lee Its been horrible Lee, cant wait to get started in a new garden, i have not even gr...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'

Greg they are one of those plants that sell out quick once people see them, the leaves really do look like they are made of metal. Amulree often have it, as do Jungle seeds/Plants and you can sometimes find it sold as small plug plants at garden centres, It's not hardy but easy to overwinter in a fr...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Jungle hut
Replies: 37
Views: 3266

Re: Jungle hut

Thanks Greg, i plan to replicate it on a larger scale in the new garden :D

Gary
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Brahea Edulis and Sabal Minor
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: Brahea Edulis and Sabal Minor

Edulis is hardier than a washy.... but its not that hardy certaily at smaller sizes and many people lost them last winter. Sabal minor is hardy but soooooooo slow, we do not get the summer heat here for it to grow, i kept mine for 4 years, it would loose a frond a year and grow a frond a year, gave ...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Strobilanthes dyerrianus 'Persian Shield'

Anyone else growing this?? Always loved the metalic colour on these and looking good at the moment :D
sept 09 014.jpg
Gary
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Jungle hut
Replies: 37
Views: 3266

Jungle hut

The sun was shining today so have been taking a few photo's to remind us of the garden once we have moved. I have not really been able to get any good shots of our jungle hut as the garden was to densely planted. Now all the plants we are taking are potted its is easier to get photo's so i though i ...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

I gave a few of these away a few years ago, how is everyones doing? Mine is doing really well, I think that this plant is a good substitute foe 'Indivisa'. as although it does not have the orange stripe on the leaves like 'Indivisa' it has similar width leaves, but without the fussy nature of 'Indiv...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chatham Island Nikau 'Oceana'
Replies: 55
Views: 5083

Re: Chatham Island Nikau 'Oceana'

my Nikau is doing well but agree they are slow
garden Sept 09 001.jpg
Gary
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia's Protection Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: Washingtonia's any pics of wrapping technique? and how soon?

Dave i think those figures are pretty much spot on, i know someone will come on and say they planted a small seedling and it took minus 6 with no problems... if so they are very lucky or have an extraordinarily good micro climate :shock: small ones are best kept as a pot plant until they reach a dec...
by GARYnNAT
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia's Protection Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: Washingtonia's any pics of wrapping technique? and how soon?

Dale that article by Paul is 9 years old now, i guess it was relivent at the time but a bit dated now. Paul no longer has Musa basjoo but like many of us he had given up protecting them well before he got rid of them. The same goes for Dicksonia antarctica's a little fleece stuffed in the crown is a...
by GARYnNAT
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia's Protection Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: Washingtonia's any pics of wrapping technique? and how soon?

I knew i was taking a chance Dave but considering the winter we had and everything being newly potted i only lost the washy but sadly also my big Livistona chinensis. It came as a freebie from Mark at Todds and had around 3ft of trunk, it always suffered in winter but i found it threw up 3 or 4 new ...
by GARYnNAT
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia's Protection Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: Washingtonia's any pics of wrapping technique? and how soon?

If we have a winter like last year i don't think you have a chance with them at that size planted out no matter what you do :shock: My biggest one (similar size to daves) has always come through the winter fine with a rain shelter. It was dug up and potted last autumn (no mean feat) and given a rain...
by GARYnNAT
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who's growing Oleanders ?
Replies: 53
Views: 4377

Re: Who's growing Oleanders ?

I grew Thevetia peruviana from seed I collected a few years ago in Tenerife, I found them not to be hardy, i ended up with just one left that i gave to DaveN22, it would be interesting to see how it did in London!

Gary
by GARYnNAT
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Propagation
Topic: Cordyline australis Seeds
Replies: 26
Views: 3808

Re: Cordyline australis Seeds

Nick they are dead easy, pop them in a pot of multi purpose compost on a warm wondow cill and they will soon pop up. They do not need to go in the fridge, i found them very easy