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by jonny
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: advice on top 10 easey to grow,look after
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: advice on top 10 easey to grow,look after

1. FATSIA JAPONICA 2. MUSA BASJOO 3. TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI 4. PSEUDOSASA JAPONICA 5. DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA (OVER 3FT) 6. SHEFFLERA TAWAINIANA ( CERTAINLY HARDY FOR ME DOWN HERE ) 7. RODGERSIA 8. HEDYCHIUMS FORRESTII , TARA, ASSAM ORANGE, STEPHEN ( MULCH WELL) 9. GUNNERA MANICATA 10. IMPATIENS OMEIANA...
by jonny
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Fieldfest, if you are ever on the mainland you can pop over and i am sure that i could find you a few bits and bobs for free icon_thumleft I am about half hour from the Portsmouth ferry.
by jonny
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ligularia ....
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Ligularia ....

Podophyllum spotty dotty is a hardy perrenial in most uk gardens and i find the slugs leave this one alone. I have not had much luck with most farfugiums but the spotted one Aureomaculatum seems to be the hardiest. Slugs seem to like them very much indeed!
by jonny
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ligularia ....
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Ligularia ....

Hang on a minute , arnt these farfugium giganteum and podophyllum spotty dotty?
by jonny
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who has a Borinda?
Replies: 37
Views: 3878

Re: Who has a Borinda?

I am sure that it will be fine Andrew. Especially being in Southampton. Mine has been through the past two winters without defoliating and looks great even at this time of year. I love this bamboo so much that i am quite tempted to keep the eight 20litre pots of it i bought in to sell this year! The...
by jonny
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Who has a Borinda?
Replies: 37
Views: 3878

Re: Who has a Borinda?

Good choice Andrew.You wont be dissapointed. What other boos are you growing? This winter i have really apprieciated the bamboos in my garden and other peoples for their evergreen foliage, colourful culms and their ability to cope with the elements.
by jonny
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What a waste
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: What a waste

I would like to say that as a garden centre(Hilliers Chichester)i feel we have great plant knowledge between us. I certainly would not sell anyone a dead tree fern! I also do not have any qualifications at all ( the only one who doesnt have!). I have picked up all my info from HTUK as well as other ...
by jonny
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Member forum gardens
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: New Member forum gardens

I love this garden! A proper jungle garden and not a single blade of lawn grass in site :)
by jonny
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone have experience growing these ? .....
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Anyone have experience growing these ? .....

Did you start it off inside or outside san? Determined to at least get this to flower this time.
by jonny
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone have experience growing these ? .....
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Anyone have experience growing these ? .....

I have tried growing the Curcuma pictured,alismatifolia? But have not had alot of luck. I started it off in a heated prop and it was growing really well but as soon as i took it out and stuck it on a windowsill it just stopped growing. I do have a different type of Curcuma , cant remember the name t...
by jonny
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your most rewarding plant and biggest disappointment
Replies: 41
Views: 2252

Re: What is your most rewarding plant and biggest disappoint

I cant decide but i think my most rewarding has to be my Phyllostachys spectabillis closely followed by Shefflera tawainiana. Biggest disappointment has to be Alpinia zerumbet variegata. I went out and bought a huge one from Amulree. Needed more heat and humidity than i could provide. icon_thumbdown
by jonny
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Staunton is a lovely place to visit with some nice plants. I must get over there this year to see how the gingers that i donated to them are doing. It must have been parkers that did this. Maybe they were just trying to keep warm after blowing all their giros on booze and class A drugs :lol:
by jonny
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardy aroids
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: hardy aroids

What ever happened to Darren Turner? icon_scratch . Colocasia fallax or non fallax or whatever its called now does still come back but not as vigorously as it did back then.
by jonny
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Probably about 5 to 6 years from such a small piece of rhizome and to get some decent size culms. After that growth rate will start to pick up. I think that you would be better off spending twenty quid more and getting something abit more established although you maybe happy to wait .
by jonny
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

My god !! I had a truck load of this stuff last year after i dug it up out of some old dears garden for her. Could of made a few quid on ebay :lol: The only frustrasting thing about Nigra is that it does take quite a long time from a very small plant or rhizome to reach a decent size.