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by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Nice, that will be awesome when fitted Dave. Hoping so, it's been quite a bit more work than originally thought. The plan was to strip the boarding off and upgrade the insulation to Celotex while beefing up the supporting beams to take the lantern. What they found when the boarding came off, was 4 ...
by Dave Brown
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Charlie, I live in one of the dries parts of the country, and have only had 116.91mm in the last 5 weeks :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: . Our average yearly rainfall is 530mm, so we've had 22% of yearly, in only 5 weeks. Karl, Pic of the Lantern in Deaves Showroom. 2019-08-11 Lantern Roof.JPG Jason, at lea...
by Dave Brown
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Think the weight is a determining factor Also my patio windows in the lounge are 3m wide and wanted just 2 panels. That caused problems. I asked the glazing company to leave the old windows as was going to use them to build a glass roof over the Arid Bed, but I couldn't lift them, and the frame to s...
by Dave Brown
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete Hiniba frosted to -2.1C and lives to tell the tale
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Ensete Hiniba frosted to -2.1C and lives to tell the tale

I spent most of last summer and autumn dealing with a house clearance, repair, and sale. Finally it was gone on 19th November, and I could start to think about my garden, no sooner had I started to think about getting plants in, and we had the first frost of the year overnight 21st/22nd November, an...
by Dave Brown
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete propagation - You DON'T have to kill the growth point.
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Ensete propagation - You DON'T have to kill the growth point.

Alas, most of those in the pics died through overcrowding, and lack of attention, as a series of family illnesses, and a multitude of other issues, meant I had less time for gardening :roll: Lost SO MANY plants over the last few years :|

I still have 9 small pups. icon_thumright
by Dave Brown
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ensete propagation - You DON'T have to kill the growth point.
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Ensete propagation - You DON'T have to kill the growth point.

When I Propped my Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii back in 2015, I cut the stem down, then quartered the rhizome. Very quickly, one section produced a huge pup followsed by many tiny pups. The other 3 sections took longer and only had numerous tiny pups. My conclusion is that the huge pup was actual...
by Dave Brown
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Rotten Basjoo
Replies: 17
Views: 1047

Rotten Basjoo

Each leaf starts at the base of the stem in a bud on the rhizome, and it knows how big it is. If the stem is cut down, it knows how big it should be, but can't regrow all the height in one leaf as the stem thickness would be too thin, so it gets back to where it should be in about 5 or 6 leaves. How...
by Dave Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm ID
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Palm ID

Not in particularly good condition, unfortunately.
by Dave Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Forget your back, Dave! Plant health and safety come first.............That wasn't very helpful, was it? :lol: Wish I could forget my back ;), but joking aside, it was quite serious, affecting my Genitofemoral and Femoral nerves. It has taken 7 weeks to get feeling back in my thigh, and I can now n...
by Dave Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Rotten Basjoo
Replies: 17
Views: 1047

Rotten Basjoo

Jonty2, There is a difference between losing height on a stem and completely losing the stem. If the growth bud is still alive, the stem knows where is was in it's lifecycle, and regrows the stem in a few months. If the stem is dead, then it produces pups, which will gradually gain height over a cou...