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by Adrian
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: 2012 album

Thanks for the nice comments folks, Im surprised that you have sat through that many pics, I really must get that number down :lol:

My garden always was Mediterranean inspired but is now becoming a sort of Med cottage garden if there is such a thing.
by Adrian
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: 2012 album

I was going to have a look at a few pics and couldn't stop. What a beautitful garden. One of the best I've seen. Just how many different Brugmansias do you grow. I love the orange one! Definitely on my 'must have' list. Does your Abutilon megapotamicum stay out all year? What about the Bouganvillea...
by Adrian
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: 2012 album

Thirded! icon_thumleft Beautiful garden with lots of colour and interest. I love the yellow brug, what a sensational colour! Your hibiscus was a real surprise and was that a Syagrus rom. in there as well? Yes a couple of Syagrus romanzoffianas here, cant do without them as they add the tropical tou...
by Adrian
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: 2012 album

Absolutely stunning Adrian icon_thumleft .......the photo's are brilliant. Great to see some fruiting citrus plants..the lemons look fantastic. The Arid bed looks nice-I'm personally not a great lover of these sort of exotics but when I see them planted at this standard......... my arm is starting ...
by Adrian
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: 2012 album

DAVIDEVANS wrote:Adrian,

I visited your garden about 5 summers ago. It was brilliant then and even better now.

Thanks for sharing
Hi David, good to see you here again, Ive lost a few palms since your visit and made a few changes.
by Adrian
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2012 album
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

2012 album

I have just loaded pictures of the garden for this year on my Webshots, far too many and I'll be cutting the album down a bit as there are something like 240 pictures in this album but if you want to see it raw then heres a slideshow link http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/sli ... 5704yUkgvn
by Adrian
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Julia wrote: What does cutting it to the frame mean? :oops:
In my case its pruning the plant back to leave just the stem and a bud or two of the main branches.
by Adrian
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

treatment ?
They just need cutting back to a frame, I cut mine to a bud or two on each branch past the fork and then put them away either in the heated greenhouse, the garage or one of our works storage units.
Leave them all but dry and they'll sit happily until spring.
by Adrian
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Are they outside ? Never had Red Spider Mite in all the years Ive grown Brugs, mind you, Ive never grown them inside. If your plants are covered in Red Spider Mite and they are outside just cut the leaves off and reduce the plant to the frame you want to start next year with, they'll not do much mor...
by Adrian
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Thanks Di, they really are easy plants so long as you keep that water and feed going and have them in big pots.
by Adrian
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

A good daily soak with either added tomorite or miricle grow, I use both. I have cut Knightii back to a frame now as it was badly laced and look bad even though it was still flowering its heart out. Langenbuscher Garten has been poor this year so Charles Grimaldi has regained its spot as best perfor...
by Adrian
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New RHS UK hardiness system.
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Hard to get a system that means anything, its all down to local conditions and micro climates. Take Southampton as an example, Bill in town will stay 2 or 3 degrees warmer than me on the outskirts, go 12 miles down the road to portsmouth and they'll get as much as 6 to 8 degrees better protection th...
by Adrian
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Red Ensettes storing dry (how many times?)
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Red Ensettes storing dry (how many times?)

I tried the dry no soil method last year but although they came through they did struggle and neither made great growth.
I'll do my Ensetes as I have before, in a pot in the greenhouse kept almost dry.

The dry method comes into its own if you have very limited space though.
by Adrian
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Come and get some cuttings if you want
by Adrian
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Brugmansia and Stuff
Replies: 60
Views: 3408

Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Here are a few of my Brugs at the moment