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by jonny
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Up, Up and Away - Hedychiums
Replies: 43
Views: 2761

Re: Up, Up and Away - Hedychiums

I have moved all my Hedychiums to a large glasshouse part of which i am renting from a local nursery. Certainly noticing a difference in growth rate because of the extra warth and light. Forrestii are now around a foot in height and lots more coming out including tara , stephen, greenii, devon cream...
by jonny
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocacia 'coco"??
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Colocacia 'coco"??

We sell this at Hilliers as coco which i believe is just another name for Esculenta. I have had no luck we these either. Colocasia fontanasii was one of the most impressive plants that i have ever grown but didnt make it through the following winter. I think that i would give this one a go again.
by jonny
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: spotty dotty.just gotta luv it (and anything doing well)
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: spotty dotty.just gotta luv it (and anything doing well)

I love these plants and have been lucky with snail damage so far! I have spotty dotty , delavayi and hexandrum all coming out now, spotty dotty being the most advanced. Veratrum nigrum is doing well too and useually makes great slug food but has been untouched so far as is mukdenia rossii and asarum...
by jonny
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cautleya spicata
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: cautleya spicata

I would treat them like a Hedychium in the winter and just put them outside somewhere warm and be patient now.
by jonny
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can I ask about canna virus please..
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Can I ask about canna virus please..

I bought two boxes( 20 rhizomes) from Taylors last year. 18 were infected. Wont be making that mistake again :lol:
by jonny
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can I ask about canna virus please..
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Can I ask about canna virus please..

Fieldfest, it does not spread to other types of plants. If i was you i would destroy all the infected plants mate. You can usually tell that it is infected from quite small plants.
by jonny
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can I ask about canna virus please..
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Can I ask about canna virus please..

Just because your seedlings have been close to the infected plants does not mean that they will be infected. Some plants seem to get it and some plants dont. I think that it is spread by aphids? Please correct me someone if this is wrong!! Do not buy canna rhizomes in packets, get plants from a repu...
by jonny
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cautleya spicata
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: cautleya spicata

This plant as far as i know is naturally deciduous and needs a cool resting period during the winter. It does need heat to get it started but i think that just putting it outside in a warm spot and being patient is the key. I have always found cautleya easy to grow even in shade and they come back e...
by jonny
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best hardy bamboo for screening - non invasive!
Replies: 26
Views: 4399

Re: Best hardy bamboo for screening that can grow in pot!

I have found Rufa and Robusta to be fast to bulk up and they have both produced many culms each season. Take Lazlos advice and go for a fargesia icon_thumright
by jonny
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Why are bamboo plants so pricey!
Replies: 32
Views: 1410

Re: Why are bamboo plants so pricey!

I think that the main reason is because most dont produce seed very often therefore have to be propagated by division or culm cuttings which are labour intensive and slow to produce good results.Nigra does take a while from a small plant .
by jonny
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Non-running bamboo's?
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Scabrida looks really good too. I must check this one out!!
by jonny
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Non-running bamboo's?
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Some of my favourite ones that i am growing, Thamnocalamus Kew beauty and Gosainkund, Fargesia Angustissima, Fargesia jiuzhaigou 1, Fargesia Robusta and of course Borinda Papyrifera, Albocera and Lushienensis .
by jonny
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How's your t-rex
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: How's your t-rex

The top 3 inches of my nine foot trunk has gone to mush but i am seeing growth appear from further down plus i am finally getting a couple of pups :D
by jonny
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best hardy evergreen bamboo
Replies: 34
Views: 3285

Re: Best hardy evergreen bamboo

Most Bamboo need plenty of moisture in the growing season Sam although there are a few which tolerate dryer sites. Yushania maculata is a good one, it does take up room but has the advantage of having a deep rhizome system. Fargesia robusta as i have mentioned is another as is Thamnocalamus tessella...
by jonny
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best hardy evergreen bamboo
Replies: 34
Views: 3285

Re: Best hardy evergreen bamboo

Check out jungle giants website for some more ideas. There is a whole lot of different hardy bamboo out there as well as the ones that you find in the diy sheds which can be great value for money but they rarely offer anything but pseudosasa japonica, phyllostachys aurea, nigra etc