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by redsquirrel
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1541

Re: Nannorrhops

Clive60 wrote:Perhaps I should sow some Phoenix Dactilifera, at least I could watch them grow! :lol:
nail on head icon_thumleft watch them grow instead of steadily decline
by redsquirrel
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter...
Replies: 57
Views: 2868

Re: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter.

first skimmias in flower here,normally early feb but i'll take that,no helebores yet tho,have had white ones up and out before now
by redsquirrel
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1541

Re: Nannorrhops

what year is it now?
3 leaves on my new nanny so must be 2020 icon_thumright
by redsquirrel
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New Year New Member
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: New Year New Member

Yes, you did get a lot of snow last year which lasted for a few days in your area, Luckily in the estuary at sea level it doesn't stay very long, although the tops always look beautiful for some time. I would think you are limited to what you can grow without protection. Keep up the good work. icon...
by redsquirrel
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Nannorrhops
Replies: 21
Views: 1541

Re: Nannorrhops

i have tried these,a couple of times but with same results.for each new leaf,it takes so long to grow that 2 die thus not lasting very long
by redsquirrel
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a schefflera ?
Replies: 28
Views: 872

Re: Is this a schefflera ?

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
redsquirrel wrote:id say its doing ok,they dont grow at all well here,dont like acidic soil i think??
The opposite is true as they need acidic soil ideally ph 4.5 to 5.5 to thrive.
cheers kris,i knew it was one or the other icon_thumright
by redsquirrel
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a schefflera ?
Replies: 28
Views: 872

Re: Is this a schefflera ?

id say its doing ok,they dont grow at all well here,dont like acidic soil i think??
by redsquirrel
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C
Replies: 73
Views: 3372

Re: Polar Vortex To Plunge US Temperatures to -50C

It just started here and will run through the night. It was nice all day with a slight drizzle..then the temps went from 10C to 0C in about an hour. I am projected to get to around -22c here with wind chills down to -31c by morning..The snow has just started and I am on my way to my unheated job at...
by redsquirrel
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: easy palm?
Replies: 24
Views: 1548

Re: easy palm?

pm me your address and i will send you a few 2 yr old waggy crosses. not very big but will save you the first couple of years watching grass grow
by redsquirrel
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 75171

Re: Arlons Blog: Jumbo heated propagator has arrived

looks brilliant icon_thumright
even better now the paste tables out of action, more time for festivities?????
by redsquirrel
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone.
Replies: 38
Views: 1220

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone.

merry christmas everyone, hope santa got to visit everywhere on time icon_thumleft
by redsquirrel
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus princeps seeds...where to buy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1808

Re: Trachycarpus princeps seeds...where to buy?

They germinate sporadically over 3 years , I would say a third at least will germinate in 1st year , you usually get a few instant germinations. I dont know what Redsquirrrel was doing but that is not typical germination. I have been germinating them for years now. I always found the best way was t...
by redsquirrel
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus princeps seeds...where to buy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1808

Re: Trachycarpus princeps seeds...where to buy?

tell me about it,just had my first germinate after 18 months,fresh from garry at cold plant when i bought them, and for the record,5 out of 55 rotted in that time ,they could have been duffers
by redsquirrel
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lancewood tree
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: Lancewood tree

i havent managed to get adult leaves on any yet but when i do i will be chopping them off for sure.