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by kentgardener
Tue May 12, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 55
Views: 2250

Re: Work has begun

Blimey guys. You two should work for groundforce - I can't believe how many projects you are not just starting, but completing in record time with great results. icon_thumleft

Can't wait to see what you get up to next.

John
by kentgardener
Tue May 12, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spaghetti Junction(!)
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: Spaghetti Junction(!)

Hi Chris,

I agree with Cathy - I love it when someone stops to chat about the bamboo in my front yard - the owner of that garden may be sitting there waiting for someone local to talk plants with.

What's the worst that could happen?

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Mon May 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hedychium advice ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1359

Re: Hedychium advice ?

Chalk Brow wrote:Interesting how our experiences vary, H gardnerianum grows bolt upright for me in excess of four or five feet....
Same here - gardenerianum = upright for me.
by kentgardener
Mon May 11, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hedychium advice ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1359

Re: Hedychium advice ?

Mo, in my limited experience of growing Gingers for a few years I found that some always 'flopped' - on reading various books / articles on gingers it seemed that these were often the ones that grow on steep slopes - so leaning is part of their genetic make up. I no longer grow Hedychiums as they to...
by kentgardener
Mon May 11, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Superthrive
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Superthrive

Hi Gan I don't know if you have noticed - but there is a search facility at the top of the forum page. I thought I had read something before about 'superthrive' - so I have just done a search of the HTUK forum and found some other posts about 'SuperThrive'. These posts may help answer your question:...
by kentgardener
Mon May 11, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Lifestyle plants
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Lifestyle plants

:lol:

It cost's £323 because it is the rare waterlilly flowered Maurelli leafed basjoo!
HTUK_MaurelliBasjoo.jpg
http://www.lifestyleplants.co.uk/plant.asp?ID=1&img=3
by kentgardener
Wed May 06, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: These Exotics are getting Popular...!!
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: These Exotics are getting Popular...!!

I always suspected it was contagious! Maybe the government needs to do a leeflet campaign warning people about it! :lol:

Make sure your neighbour waters that Dicksonia antarctica occasionaly!
by kentgardener
Wed May 06, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your most hated gardening chore
Replies: 43
Views: 1431

Re: What is your most hated gardening chore

I don't have grass.....

I don't have weeds....

I guess there is nothing to hate in my garden. icon_cheers

Maybe cleaning out the pond filter every few days - no.... on second thoughts that is even fun as I have the koi swimming around my arms.

Can't think of anything at the moment. :D

John
by kentgardener
Wed May 06, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I think my Pheonix palm's had it!!
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: I think my Pheonix palm's had it!!

Hello 'Like em'

give it a chance - I have had palms with spear pull in the past - it can take months for the new growth to appear. I would definately avoid getting any water in the central bit and tuck it away out of sight so that you dod't have to dwell on it.

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Mon May 04, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is your most hated gardening chore
Replies: 43
Views: 1431

Re: What is your most hated gardening chore

Dave,

dig up the box hedge and plant a row of black bamboo :wink: :lol:

John
by kentgardener
Mon May 04, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Mike and Hevs small garden
Replies: 27
Views: 1796

Re: Mike and Hevs small garden

Hi Mike and Hev I like gardens where you can't see the boundary fence - ideally a few acres would be good :lol: - but if,like me, you are stuck with a small garden then use plants to hide to lose the boundary - and you have done a wonderful job. Brilliant. icon_thumleft I love the strange and wonder...
by kentgardener
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New House
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: New House

Congrats Steve. Can't wait to see it.

Hope the move goes smoothly and problem free.

Regards

John
by kentgardener
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hello
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: hello

Welcome Flat Eric - is your name actually Eric? I have that record stuck firmly in my head now - thanks! :lol:

Which part of the South are you in? My parents are near Bexhill On Sea.

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chamaerops humilis
Replies: 25
Views: 2107

Re: Chamaerops humilis

Hi All I have noticed both juvenile and mature leaves on the pups - not sure if that means I was a bit slow and have missed them as young'uns. :? I have also successfully separated them form the parent - but be prepared to wait a couple of years for the babe to get established and do anything other ...
by kentgardener
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 39
Views: 1674

Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

good point - I am only half a mile from the estuary - but also protected from the winds because of the built up nature round here.

In fact I don't think I have lost any palms this winter icon_cheers

John