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by cordyman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bargain hunter strikes again
Replies: 64
Views: 2027

Re: Bargain hunter strikes again

love the shape and height of that cordy icon_thumleft great bargain!
by cordyman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!
Replies: 53
Views: 3084

Re: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!

Just for themes a pic of the rock at dawn icon_sunny 8)







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by cordyman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!
Replies: 53
Views: 3084

Re: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!

I did wonder if only for a brief second *hmmmmm stone the grass in the back garden, and get loads of boulders!*

The flax's I bought were Phormium Tricolour and Phormium pink stripe their' only in 9cm pots. I could plant them directly next to each other.
by cordyman
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Condensation on car windows this morning!
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Condensation on car windows this morning!

Can't remember the last time I had misted up car windows full of condensation, bedroom windows were the same. Must have gone to a real low last night with humidity to cause this?

Feels very fresh and cool outside at the moment, with clear blue skies and forcast 22 later :)
by cordyman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!
Replies: 53
Views: 3084

Re: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!

Evening all. Thanks for the warm welcome :) I've realised my last plant purchases have all been veering on the tropical side as of late - 5 bamboo plants in the back garden, bought a banana plant from Morrisons 2 weeks ago, and a Mamosa (although not sure where these originate from). The bug is taki...
by cordyman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?

Thanks for continued input. My plan is once the cut leaves completely brown off I will gently remove the remained of the leaf. It seems to have straighened up slightly since i've removed all but the top leaves. I may see how it goes and then next spring cut it down to a quarter near the base if no s...
by cordyman
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!
Replies: 53
Views: 3084

Front garden makeover + B&Q £5 Palm Bargain!

After losing my Cotton palm last year to the frost, I was a bit apprehensive when I seen some nice sized palms in B+Q and realised it was the same Washingtonia variety. When I seen the price was £5 my mind was soon changed! :shock: Last night trimmed all the drooping leaves off my poorly Cordalyne a...
by cordyman
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Removing Cordyline leaves
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Removing Cordyline leaves

I see a lot of people cutting the leaves off close to the trunk, leaving just the top tuft. a couple of weeks later the leaves have browned and come off easily. The cordys seem to grow very fast with this technique.
by cordyman
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is happening to my Cordyline??
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: What is happening to my Cordyline??

Cathy your first cordy pic with the kink in the trunk looks fantastic! I can only hope mine recovers like this :(
by cordyman
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?

Yes entire tap root came out in full, with smaller roots the rootball was around a meter wide.
by cordyman
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Cordyline Surgery - to cut in half?

Hey guys, first post so be gentle! I had to move my Cordyline 8 weeks ago and at 4 years old and 7 foot was a mammoth task! Since the move the trunk has started to lean a lot half way upwards and the head of the plant is no longer completly vertical and true as it used to be but flopped over and loo...