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by Steph
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: The area around Kew

Kata,
Kew is uber expensive, Ester Ranzten lives there to give you an idea, its still family territory but not quite foreign diplomats.
Its lovely, attracts plant people..... I'd like to live there myself.
by Steph
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: The area around Kew

I love the first Image housing, and the out look of trees is also great. I love the balcony type housing above. I love how clean it is everywhere. I am the worst at telling what palms are so what was that one? icon_cheers icon_sunny Kew being one of the most desirable, most expensive parts of Londo...
by Steph
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia spammer.
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

Re: Colocasia spammer.

He only exists 'cos Dave Brown is busy these days.
The problem will be eradicated as soon as he sees it.
by Steph
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Plant ID please

Looks like bay to me, the herb.
by Steph
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill today
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

Re: Crews Hill today

The way I remember things is that the blue string is the Brownnii & the other Cooperii. There was some difference in the pricing, but they were a bargain....... Some pics from my FB page if you are interested. Cooperii last month https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=600595850026443&set=pb.1000022...
by Steph
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill today
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

Re: Crews Hill today

The cycads do look excellent value, they look quite big as well, I want one myself... Rob, the Dicksonia antarctica must be at Hillside 'cos that isn't CHGC. And Sam, mistake - you should have bought the Cyatheas, there are Cooperii & Brownii there. Bought some myself last year and they are huge & m...
by Steph
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Melianthus Major
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Melianthus Major

Like the plant and the setting... that wall behind looks lovely.
by Steph
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cycas
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: cycas

Umm but I am getting a collection like that.
by Steph
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cortederia Roots
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Cortederia Roots

I didn't know what a Cortederia was, but do now...
Pay a young man to do it, is the only easy way I can think of.
Well that's what I'd do......
by Steph
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Repotting a Butia Capitata
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Repotting a Butia Capitata

Mine got repotted and didn't notice, no protection either last winter.
by Steph
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any good garden centre in North London area?
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Any good garden centre in North London area?

CHGC is something like 35 acres, most of us are satisfied & exhausted by the time we escape the place.
Maybe you are super human.
by Steph
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Any good garden centre in North London area?
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Any good garden centre in North London area?

For bargains and its huge.

Crews Hill Gardeners Club - EN2 9BQ

http://www.thegardeningclub.co.uk/

You can never be quite sure what there will be, occasionally you'll get a rarity but always bargains... too many unresisted bargains in my case.
by Steph
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: plants in pots
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: plants in pots

* Plants which need acid soil can be grown on our London clay. * I can grow stuff which needs super drainage by backfilling the pot with gravel. * I can move pots around. * I can bring the pots in to over winter. I do try to put as much as possible in the ground and I really do have far too much pot...
by Steph
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Terracotta pots
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Terracotta pots

That's the ones, there are square & troughs as well.
Also some have a bit of ornate decoration on the outside.

I find them a good alternative to terracotta 'cos I can lift them and they don't crack!
by Steph
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Terracotta pots
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Terracotta pots

Anybody know of any good sites for medium to large terracotta pots? Mick. Better than terracotta for large pots are Sankeys Traditional range, plastic that looks like terracotta. Even the biggest ones only weigh a couple of kilos and they don't break. About the only place you can get them is Amazon...