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by kentgardener
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 39
Views: 1684

Re: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

I think I must have been lucky as mine has come through unscathed and is well into growth already. icon_cheers

John
by kentgardener
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: An orchid found on a Dickie trunk - updated
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: An orchid found on a Dickie trunk

Thanks for the interesting story DaveP - well spotted. icon_thumleft

John
by kentgardener
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus Nova
Replies: 195
Views: 12401

Re: Trachycarpus Nova

I'm pretty sure my nova is 'brown bread'. The centre has pulled and there is no sign of green on any of the other leaves. How have all the others faired this winter? I need to decide if it's worth replacing. My two are fine. One was under a rain shelter (unheated) - the other was left in the middle...
by kentgardener
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill, North London
Replies: 137
Views: 8112

Re: Crews Hill, North London

Neil

we asked to go in without joining and said we would join if there was anything we wanted to purchase. They were fine with us walking in without being members. (I then borrowed someones membership card on the way out - thanks Eseexman :wink: so am still not a member).

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bird feeder Niger Seed plant invader
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Re: Bird feeder Niger Seed plant invader

I'm with Cathy - looks like Polygonatum to me too - don't think it has come from bird seed though. :?

John
by kentgardener
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Well fed vivax aureo
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Well fed vivax aureo

Steve in D.C. wrote:People do think I'm a bit mad when they see me standing in the rain watering the Bamboo with a hose :D
Steve, I know just what you mean. The neighbours always HAVE to comment when I'm using the watering can out in the rain - I tell them it is plant food so I don't look too stupid. :lol:

John
by kentgardener
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Novel way to propagate bamboos
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Novel way to propagate bamboos

very good bit of lateral thinking there Guy - I shall have to try and remember that idea - I do use layering to propagate clematis and jasmin etc - but would not have thought of trying something similar for a boo. icon_thumleft

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The memory of plants...
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: The memory of plants...

not a plant - but whenever I smelt creosote it always made me think of being in the garden as a child.

John
by kentgardener
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ivor Biggun
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Ivor Biggun

Anyway back on subject, Mark was saying that 6ft+ Dicksonia antarctica was £100 at Crews Hill. Might be worth suffering the Toll queues for that price. :wink: Yes - and 8ft ones were £120. (last weekend was 10% off for Easter too - could be worth phoning them to ask when the next discount day is? P...
by kentgardener
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ivor Biggun
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Ivor Biggun

Yes, that place sounded quite impressive, puzzled why we have never heard about it before. If only 45 mins maybe one of the closest decent GC for here. icon_thumright The only downside is the £4 to cross the river and £5 annual membership to buy stuff :roll: (well the other downside is my bank stat...
by kentgardener
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ivor Biggun
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Ivor Biggun

Were they delivered :?: I have a 1 foota, a 3 foota, and am on the lookout for a biggun. :D I have this hankering for a group of three, all differing heights, but as the other two are already planted I will have to buy three. :ahhh!: Dave they had a fair selection of them at Crews Hill Gardening Cl...
by kentgardener
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: AKAMBA
Replies: 91
Views: 3704

Re: AKAMBA

I always think as 'swaps' being more of a 'clear out'. In the last couple of years loads of stuff has outgrown my garden and I have given it away at meet ups. I don't expect anything in return - I am just happy that the plants have gone to like minded gardeners who will hopefully keep them alive and...
by kentgardener
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: too much variagation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: too much variagation?

bodster wrote:I did move the plant out into the conservatory to get more light as its quite slow growing. Its possible its adapting to light levels. I dont know if variagated plants do that
An interesting thought - I have no idea, but an interesting thought all the same.

Cheers

John
by kentgardener
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Replacements
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Replacements

GARYnNAT wrote:I have to replace the whole garden.... not the plants, just the garden :D

Gary

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by kentgardener
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei trim 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trim 2009

Many people don't realize that most palms are, in fact, heavy feeders. Hi Doug A lot of interesting observations - but I thought I should fire off a quick post of my limited observations. It could be that palms need certain foods which I haven't worked out yet - two years ago I gave mine loads of '...