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by Steph
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1592

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Looks to me like it was a bigger specimen that got trashed in the cold winter of 2010.
Those small leaves are the right size for regrowth.
by Steph
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: What's a great specimen plant for this corner?

Yucca Rostrata in a potful of gravel it will be a magnificent specimen in the sun & warmth of the house.
by Steph
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 5940

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Are you saying we actually got some D?

Wondered why I've been happy pushing plants around the patio.
by Steph
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 4152

Re: Exotic Plants in London

Gagging to eject my big one as well but the last couple of nights the frost sensor has been on each morning.

JEC1 I believe grows his strellie on a small balcony not a garden, so things are quite te same for the rest of us.
by Steph
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive

Tom2006 wrote:The pellets work quite well and no harm caused to cats.
The pellets harm anything that eats them...... slugs cats humans......
by Steph
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 4152

Re: Exotic Plants in London

I have a huge one that needs to be split, may give a bit of it a chance outside, even though I expect it to fail......
by Steph
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 4152

Re: Exotic Plants in London

Bird of Paradise is a no hoper here as well.
by Steph
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive

You can get a liquid form of the blue pellets and it works a treat.
You only have to keep the cats off till it has soaked in and it goes on killer slugs for weeks.
Brilliant stuff.
by Steph
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 2332

Re: A debate

Never having lived north of the M25, I don't feel qualified to judge.
by Steph
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 4152

Re: Exotic Plants in London

Rob S wrote:I would argue that the Greater London area probably has some of the largest and best palms on the UK mainland as well as some of the most diverse exotics you will find with West London possibly unrivaled!
I agree completely.
by Steph
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedlings - indoors vs. conservatory
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Seedlings - indoors vs. conservatory

I'd say let them struggle in the conservatory, makes stronger plants.
by Steph
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.

I have a Sophora Microphylla, Sun King, don't know quite why I bought it but it has been a good buy. Its maxed out at 10' so far, provides a welcome bit of shade, its totally undemanding, is evergreen and a bumble bee factory when it flowers, which has already begun. In full bloom the ground vibrate...
by Steph
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Fern Robs Blog
Replies: 1027
Views: 32486

Re: Fern Robs Blog

.Can you tell me which tree fern is native to sabah in borneo as I would love one those as well. :D 8 Google it - there are loads, never seen in the UK though. http://www.amazing-borneo.com/wiki/kinabalu-park-botanical-gardens.html 22 species of Cyathea! I can't think of 22 types let alone 22 I hav...
by Steph
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your favorite gardening chore
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Gloating on a summers day when everything is growing and all the jobs are up to date.
by Steph
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I'm Not Saying We've Had a Mild Winter but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: I'm Not Saying We've Had a Mild Winter but....

Yes we've all been lucky so far, everything has had a good start - may even see some spectacular growth in the summer, fingers crossed.