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by Yorkshire Kris
Sun May 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hello again!!
Replies: 54
Views: 5450

Hello again!!

Looks like we are back in action!
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Longest summer since 1910 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Longest summer since 1910 :)

I wouldn't insult my cranium by reading that rubbish? We will probably just get a bad summer anyway as at the moment we seem to get 8 bad and 2 good summers every 10 years on average. I would be happy to get 2 good weeks out of every month between now and October as maybe my S Romanzoffianum may ac...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12042

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.

Now the back is almost finished, some of bulbs that were started off in the greenhouse have gone in today, just the arums really to go in, and echiums if they germinate. My attention is now drawn towards planning the arid bed for the front. The line shows where it will be and the Chamerops and Agav...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Miketropics blog -- Spring is FINALLY here
Replies: 254
Views: 13807

Re: Miketropics blog -- Spring is FINALLY here

It's amazing how quick your temps change Mike. Soon you'll have forgotten about the terrible winter.
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64512

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection

Drainage pipes are on the shopping list.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64512

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: drainage

Here's the drainage channel after last nights rain. (photo taken just now 20 hours later)
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much???
Replies: 19
Views: 1523

Re: How much???

I don't think I've bought any plants apart from the hedging plants but spent a couple of grand on wood and landscaping etc.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave repotting
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Agave repotting

GaryW wrote:John Innes no3 and up to 50% grit depending on whether it's a clay pot, plastic pot and if it's kept outside or not. Plastic pots and multipurpose compost is the worst combination, so avoid !
Sounds good to me. You want something that will dry out well over winter. Clay all the way.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for hiding pots?
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Ideas for hiding pots?

I put nicer looking pots in front of larger black pots like here:
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Which schefflera ?

Anyone know the growth rate of the Rhododendrifolia? Ideally i want it around 6-8 foot to plug a nice gap in my garden border - does it take to heavy pruning? Invasive? Scheffleras are pretty new into gardens but I'm pretty confident they are not invasive. They grow into a tree or large shrub event...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64512

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection

But do I need the the water to drain that quickly away? The water once in the channels means it below the level of the raised beds and all eventually drains down the the lowest point where I have dug a hole which I intend to channel into a ditch/pond.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: anyone planted out his maurelli ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1689

Re: anyone planted out his maurelli ?

ConcreteJungle wrote:When is the best time to put maurelli plug plants out?? or let them grow in 3 -5 litre pots first? Currently in small 9cm pots i think.

If they are plugs now then wait until June when they will be good sized plants.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Yours are looking really good Dave. icon_thumleft

The ones in the ground, do you expect them to spread and be a permanent feature of the garden or do you move them about each year?
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Warm watering .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Warm watering .......

Greville has an excellent thread or two on the subject as well.