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by kentgardener
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Who's got a whopper - (Alocasia Colocaisa leaf) behave - lol
Replies: 56
Views: 4490

Re: Who's got a whopper - lol

How come no-one has said how nice I look behind my leaf? :lol:
by kentgardener
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: chamaerops humilis - removing & growing suckers
Replies: 16
Views: 2512

Re: chamaerops humilis - removing & growing suckers

First gently remove soil from the base of the suckers. If you see they have roots keep digging deeper trying not to damage the roots. Do it using a blunt thing so you won't cut anything. Try to uncover as much of the roots as you can. Then cut off the suckers from their "mummy", treat every wound w...
by kentgardener
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In Memoriam....Tog Tan
Replies: 26
Views: 3050

Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Today I have received a really nice hand made card today from Sally (Tog's sister) thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers: Thankyou for your kind thoughts. We are recovering from the shock and looking back the peace that was on tog's face we know the lord has taken him home to a much bette...
by kentgardener
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amulree wheres the Pics? (Also Jonk, Will Giles, and Mel's)
Replies: 25
Views: 1256

Re: Amulree wheres the Pics?

well done Lee - I have been waiting all day to see some pictures apear somewhere. icon_cheers

All the gardens are looking fab.
by kentgardener
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arisaema taiwanense
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Arisaema taiwanense

Hi Eyefi

the RHS plant finder is a good place to start when looking for that elusive plant. I have done a quic search and there are 6 nurseries listed this year as having supplied it.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pf ... 352&coll=y

Hope this helps.
by kentgardener
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 2 plants to be identified
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: 2 plants to be identified

Hi Sat It is great seeing plants you like the look of in other peoples photographs isn't it - I seem to have an ever growing list of 'wants'. Could you possibly give some indication as to which plants you like the look of in those pictures (draw a circle round them or something?)? There are so many ...
by kentgardener
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Introducing Colocasia Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )
Replies: 70
Views: 9021

Re: Introducing Jacks Giant ( Jack's Giant )

Dave - do you know how big the leaves can get on your Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant' yet? I measured my Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' today and the latest leaf is measuring in at over a meter. icon_cheers
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Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
by kentgardener
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Killer Thalia ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Killer Thalia ?

Dave Brown wrote:John, are you saying these insects are alive but trapped :?: I didn't see any movement icon_scratch
Yep - they just seem to have their heads stuck - it's very odd. As long as you find them within a few hours I find they can be released alive.
by kentgardener
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Killer Thalia ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Killer Thalia ?

I had this pointed out to me last year. Now each morning and evening I go and release any critters that have been caught. Hoverflies are the easiest to grab their wings between finger and thumb and give a little tug - they then fly off really quickly. Wasps and some tiny little bees (really tiny) I ...
by kentgardener
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eucomis pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: eucomis pictures

Hi Grenville you really have made me doubt myself now! Mine originally came from Graham at Marchants so I was 100% certain they were named correctly. But your Zeal Bronze is showing a very dark stem. icon_scratch and is exactly the same as my Sparkling Burgundy. Looking on David Fenwick's 'the Afric...
by kentgardener
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eucomis pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: eucomis pictures

Just out of curiosity, do all Eucomis flowers smell of rotting fish? That was the case with my Bicolour so I got rid of it the moment it bloomed. What a shame! I stopped growing Eucomis bicolor for that same reason - absolutely terrible scent. The others don't seem as bad and I do have a couple of ...
by kentgardener
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eucomis pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: eucomis pictures

I am still thinking it looks like 'Zeal Bronze' rather than 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Steve (Phoenix) did say he thought I was correct when I said this before. If you look at the stem of the flower you can see it looks quite green in Dave's photo - where as Sparkling Burgundy has a darker flower stem. ...
by kentgardener
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daily Mail National Garden Competition MORE NEWS
Replies: 75
Views: 3127

Re: Daily Mail National Garden Competition - PHOTOS ONLINE

Melissa wrote:I've voted icon_thumleft best of luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Melissa
Same here. icon_thumleft
by kentgardener
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: TATTON
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: TATTON

Nice Devil Cat thing Lee-ann. I could find a space here for that too. :mrgreen:
by kentgardener
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Flowering Jubaea in Yorkshire!!!!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4150

Re: Flowering Jubaea in Yorkshire!!!!!!

Gosh. I see you used a ladder to go for the close up - did you notice if the flower was scented at all?