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by Steph
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Problem Agave Americana
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Problem Agave Americana

Please tell me, are those Agaves really happy outside all year? How many years have they been out? Do you pop a bonnet on them or dig them up and bring them in? Its just I have a couple my husband hates in the conservatory, he says they bite worse than dogs... if they go out there won't be any comin...
by Steph
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Covered bit Monstera deliciosa coming into flower 10/07/2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2940

Re: Outside Monstera coming into flower

I will give another one a go when I find the right plant locally. E-bay is full of big ones that outgrow thier space indoors. So long as you hack off a chunk with ariel roots, even little ones, you will get a nice looking plant, big leaves on a short stem - like that handsome specimen on display. M...
by Steph
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Caterpillars munching my Brugmansia sanguinea
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Caterpillars munching my Brugmansia sanguinea

The bugs that grieve me are definitely airborne, eggs are laid in the plant and hatch in situe. That brug looks so healthy it must be ripe for flowering, I'd be feeding it at least daily and the buds will soon be there. The amount of feed they need seems obscene. Sometimes I go round thinking why am...
by Steph
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Caterpillars munching my Brugmansia sanguinea
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Caterpillars munching my Brugmansia sanguinea

I never knew what the bugs were called but I get the stuck together leaves thingy, sometimes they look rolled up. I curse them no end but usually just gas the conservatory with Raid, in the blue can, the fly killer stuff and that does he job for months. Don't give up on the Brugs though, they are si...
by Steph
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Finally, I have joined the club !
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Finally, I have joined the club !

I had a Strelli for several years, it never obliged with flowers, I treated it like a goddess - practically worshiped the plant. Choicest spot in the conservatory, fed it on time - it was so pampered. Eventually in despair, I put it outside for the summer, it produced flower spikes that year. Now it...