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by Steph
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anybody checked their Dicksonia Antartica's recently
Replies: 118
Views: 5200

Re: Anybody checked their Dicksonia Antartica's recently

Mine are OK, look the same as they did in September.
by Steph
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?
Replies: 75
Views: 3722

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Nice to hear from you Kev, garden is looking good.
Are you finding it less maintenance, more self sufficient these days?
by Steph
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Great British Garden Revival.
Replies: 138
Views: 6378

Re: The Great British Garden Revival.

The stumpery was to die for, but how many private gardens could accommodate one... not mine for sure.
There is a lot of renovation being done in our local park, and I dream they may do one, certainly got enough trees down to make a good start.
by Steph
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dry conservatory ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: Dry conservatory ideas

I am sure I have said this before but the idea of a conservatory planted / set out once and for ever is a mythical place. 25 plus years on, I have realised that what looks good in one season doesn't suit the next, and some plants prefer to be outside for the summer. Its about presenting what you hav...
by Steph
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a schefflera ?
Replies: 28
Views: 978

Re: Is this a schefflera ?

Its a Rhody and it needs feeding, poor thing is all yellow.
by Steph
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Eriobotrya japonica
Replies: 24
Views: 2002

Re: Eriobotrya japonica

samj wrote:I bought it for the foliage and hadn't considered the fruits .. Are the fruits good enough to eat when grown in the uk?
Round here the locals go loopy for the fruit, highly esteemed.
by Steph
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - DISCUSS HERE
Replies: 49
Views: 5659

Re: Who knows of LARGE Washingtonia palms - DISCUSS HERE

It has am better chance of survival in Sussex but what a place to dig it out from....
Maybe these deals are more appealing to the strong bloke type than me!
by Steph
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vertical and succulent Gardening..
Replies: 48
Views: 2506

Re: Vertical and succulent Gardening..

Seeing Alexanders post reminded me, there is a place very close to yours selling carnivorous plants. http://www.essexcarnivorousplants.com Mark lives in Thundersley, has open days to show off his national collection, been once ourselves. Very normal, average semi detached house, you have no idea of ...
by Steph
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Yucca Rostrata More Popular Than Rigida?

Simon at Amulree sells them, I have both, so far so good unprotected this year.
I do grow them in a lot of gravel & potted though rather than letting them get waterlogged in the ground.
by Steph
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Fern Robs Blog
Replies: 1027
Views: 32512

Re: Fern Robs Blog

From my experience with seed, and I am no expert in lawns, just had dogs ruining it... the seed sits there and germinates when it rains.
I used to lob so much seed around and then one day, bingo it would sprout and be off again.
I expect I wasted quite a bit but we did get mission accomplished.
by Steph
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical Scented Border
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Tropical Scented Border

B R U G M A N S I A . . . .
by Steph
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Storm Damage
Replies: 40
Views: 1348

Re: Storm Damage

fern Rob wrote:I would have thought the best hight you could get from them in a year would be about 20cm - 30cm.

Not once they get cracking..
The one I worry about is 20 years old and higher than the house at the moment, and its not a little skinny thing.

Best not grown in proximity to your house.
by Steph
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm Centre Winter Sale 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: Palm Centre Winter Sale 2013

fern Rob wrote: cycads i will look now, have you seen them in real life.
Only the ones I grow myself, the one growing at Myddleton House (local to us) and in Kew.
by Steph
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm Centre Winter Sale 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: Palm Centre Winter Sale 2013

Delivery is cheap £9.95
I had several boxes included at that price & the plants were of excellent quality.
If you wanted to say something negative, they were a bit on the large size, so if you are torn between 2 sizes err on the smaller.
Check out the cycads, they are to die for.
by Steph
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plants for THIS year.
Replies: 62
Views: 3066

Re: Plants for next year.

Usual resolution for me... no more plants - I already have too many, too many for the space and too many to look after. I never seem to learn though. I will be surprised if you don't buy another tree fern or two. :lol: At the moment even the thought of the sales can't tempt me, my plants are high m...