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by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64815

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants. My parents house borders field and that is a necessity, cows will eat pretty much anything, including scots pines :lol: Yeah I found that out last year (note the de-leaved Fatsia between the two bamboos on the left. icon_aaargh I s...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64815

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants. what happened to all the plants you'd put at the back Kris? could of sworn i'd seen a pic of hawthorn or something planted? Love the wind baffling idea icon_cheers Can't beat a secluded garden on a windy day to excape it all and so...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12190

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Planting the new border!

Wow, you work fast. In an earlier post you said you wanted the fence up by June, so your over 2 months ahead of schedule! icon_salut

The plants should hopefully establish well this year and rock in the years to come.
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

I have an allotment and went down that route with this in mind plus a bit of space to grow edibles. I underestimated how much some people frown upon growing non-edibles though. The latest set of rules are actually now 29 pages long - enough to put anyone off! I did grow some Colocasia "Mamoth" down...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Mine are similar Kris. The main thing may be the time to bulk up and get going. Seems they are earlier in a sunny position than in shade. Pink China is also one of the earliest to start under glass, so may get a real head start to plant out after the frosts. I have some in the shade that I haven't ...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!
Replies: 1
Views: 639

NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!

It grows upside down!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

The Codfather wrote:It looks as though they were covered ?

Yes straw and a sheet of steel.
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia antarctica. Spring 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1811

Re: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia anta

Good work, belt and braces technique works in very cold and mild winters. Win-win. icon_thumright
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Very happy to see these firm and alive after winter. They have spread as well.
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64815

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants.
by Yorkshire Kris
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

jungle jas wrote:Kris, how far in the air are you lifting the decking/walkway?
Below the level needed for planning permission.
by Yorkshire Kris
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

I have an allotment and went down that route with this in mind plus a bit of space to grow edibles. I underestimated how much some people frown upon growing non-edibles though. The latest set of rules are actually now 29 pages long - enough to put anyone off! I did grow some Colocasia "Mamoth" down...
by Yorkshire Kris
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Masterplan - Viewing ahead 10 years from now
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: My Masterplan - Viewing ahead 10 years from now

fern Rob wrote:I wish i had made a 10 year plan of my garden.
Make one.
by Yorkshire Kris
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Id please
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Id please

Which one? The larger one is an ensete.