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by kentgardener
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bromeliads in a Chammy ?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Bromeliads in a Chammy ?

Thats a shame Dave. I remember growing them as a kid but couldn't remember their requirements. They did look perfect on the palm trunk - is it worth trying one as an experiement if they were just 50p? Maybe make it a little hesium bag of compost - do I remember us seeing that idea at Adrian's when w...
by kentgardener
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bromeliads in a Chammy ?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Bromeliads in a Chammy ?

I think they might be Cryptanthus Dave.
by kentgardener
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 25
Views: 2107

Re: Chamaerops humilis

Dave Brown wrote:Rich, Suckers
I read this and thought you were being rude about someone!
:lol:
by kentgardener
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Poorly chamerops humilis
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Poorly chamerops humilis

Thanks for the pictures Andrew - I think at least some of those Washingtonia will recover for you. icon_thumleft

That's a good thing when they sell them as three or four in a pot - if a couple of them do die it is won't be the end of the world.
by kentgardener
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bulb ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Bulb ID?

phoenix wrote:Eucomis "Sparkling Burgundy"

Are you sure Steve? Looks more like Zeal Bronze to me. icon_scratch Or perhaps a seedling. But I don't think it is Sparkling Burgundy.
by kentgardener
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Poorly chamerops humilis
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Poorly chamerops humilis

Andrew - can you take a photograph of your poorly ones? It may help us to say whether they may recover :) or whether they are ready for the compost bin :? .
by kentgardener
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In Memoriam....Tog Tan
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

In Memoriam....Tog Tan

Member Tog Tan Passed away yesterday of a Heart attack, just short of his 53rd birthday.

http://www.bananas.org/f11/memoriam-tog-tan-8403.html

I know he wasn't on here for very long, But his his knowledgeable posts and friendly banter will be missed.

Rest in peace Tog.
by kentgardener
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lets have some cheery garden pics
Replies: 706
Views: 25862

Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

This is a bed I have been working on over the last few weeks. I had to dig out 2 great Black Bamboo clumps. It is still not planted up properly but when complete, if ever, I will start a topic on it icon_thumright Dave, having visited your garden on numerous occasions I have been looking at the pic...
by kentgardener
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: EASTBOURNE challenges TORBAY!

Hi Steve, did you do something to stop the Leylandii hedge sucking all the moisture out of that bed in the end? I can't remember if you did - if not.... you are goning to have a BIG watering job every day this summer! John :lol: (and maybe your neighbour will have a 40ft hedge by October too :evil: ...
by kentgardener
Sun May 31, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: phoenix roebelenii
Replies: 57
Views: 2773

Re: phoenix robellenii

Ive never had a problem with any wintered in the greenhouse, I still stand them in water all through winter as well. I never realised these were another palm that likes to stand in water - Dave told me that about the Ravenea rivularis and it is so much happier since sitting with its feet paddling. ...
by kentgardener
Tue May 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ebay Trachycarpus
Replies: 33
Views: 1196

Re: Ebay Trachycarpus

Do you think it would be better to keep them in a semi shade to give them time to recover, i thought too much strong sun now might add to the shock after being dug out? Rgds mark Hi Mark I would think that sounds a good plan. If they were mine I think I would cut off a few more of the old fronds to...
by kentgardener
Sun May 24, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Like a Cat up a palm tree
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Like a Cat up a palm tree

Bloody agile - the way it does a backwards flip onto the conservatory roof. :shock: icon_thumleft
by kentgardener
Sat May 23, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ebay Trachycarpus
Replies: 33
Views: 1196

Re: Ebay Trachycarpus

Mark, you jammy **** - three lovely sized palms for 30 odd quid (the CDIP's are bigger than mine and I have been growing it in a pot for 5 years from tiny!).

You lucky so and so. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

John
by kentgardener
Wed May 20, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The Garden ~ May 2009 ~ photographs
Replies: 45
Views: 1615

Re: The Garden ~ May 2009 ~ photographs

That looks lovely Grenville. icon_thumleft My parents live at Cooden Beach a few miles up the coast from you - I keep trying to get them to plant out a few palms but they have resisted so far! :(
by kentgardener
Wed May 13, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Fern ID's
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Fern ID's

Hi Libby - no one has guessed #4 so I shall give it a go. It may be Polystichum tsus-simense.

John