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by Yorkshire Kris
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

I'm going to use posts and concrete them into the ground.
by Yorkshire Kris
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:31 pm
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

Your future garden looks great! icon_thumright

How big will the rill/stream be in reality?
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?
Replies: 53
Views: 3480

Re: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?

As I said on this thread (albeit hinibas and montys) doing well after complete bare root dry storage.


http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... &start=120
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductions
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductio

Yes expensive is an understatement! I ordered a schefflera alpina from them last week 5ft tall in the pot for £65.... Cost me another £35 (quoted £25 at checkout) for delivery which I didn't realise until I opened the receipt on the box when it got here!! :ahhh!: It was less than 24 hours from plac...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Kris, you may be able to get your hands on some concrete godfathers more easily, as every builders merchant stock them. I have used them to great effect in the past. Just bolt your joist into the top hole. icon_thumright However, regardless of what you use at some stage you will have to take your s...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

The concrete piers are around 30cm across so the same size are when you pour contrete in holes for posts so I would have thought gave the same stability? No, because with posts you dig down thru the softer top soil etc into something more substantial. Good point icon_thumleft when I make decking a ...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64816

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

Have you thought about putting perforated drainage pipe in the channels at the bottom of the ditches? It's available fairly cheaply at most builders merchants and I think it would drain better than just gravel which may get silted up. i personally went with augering about five 6inch wide holes with...
by Yorkshire Kris
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64816

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

That's very cheeky and preferred them to contact me before using my images/footage. Ive seen my videos appear on several gardening sites and always disappointed that they didn't contact me first., simply bad manners. I wouldn't say no though. I let the videos appear as public on you tube so cant rea...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)
Replies: 139
Views: 11705

Re: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)

Mine are alive and kicking after coming out of dry storage. :D :-D
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductions
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductio

Interesting article. Just a shame the plants are so expensive.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Karl66 Blog - latest pic's taken this afternoon.
Replies: 150
Views: 13893

Re: Karl66 Blog - latest pic's taken this afternoon.

Update, it been 7 months!
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64816

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

I can just imagine it a bit like the below image.....walking into the unknown wild part of the garden..... Is ropes like here in your plan? Might be good for any "bridge" over water... [ Image ] I would LOVE it to look like that eventually..(but on a much smaller scale) Can't wait to get planting! ...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Concrete block decking piers.
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Concrete block decking piers.

I'm looking for the easy and good solution if that's possible. I can get these for around £6.50 delivered. http://www.wrekinconcreteproducts.co.uk ... lay-layout Same as the B&Q one's . Personally i wouldn't use them for reasons stated before. If your ground isn't solid , they will start to sink, e...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

Re: Arundo donax

It's hardy up here to at least to minus 10 if not more. Grows to about 8 foot and stands up to wind quite well. It's best to cut most of it it down in spring and let it grow up again from ground level. In Spain it's appararently very rampant but probably not that bad over here. It likes lots of mois...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64816

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

Its really coming along now! The drainage should be excellent at the top part of your garden for succulents and cacti, is that the plan? Bog type plants like gunnera at the bottom? That is exactly the plan although I'm debating whether to have the arids somewhere else..... Maybe the front garden or...