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by Leigh
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What was your first outdoor exotic?
Replies: 40
Views: 1466

Re: What was your first outdoor exotic?

For me a couple of Cordys (green n red ones) from the shed's end of season sales
you know when they stick a Cordy in a pot with a Ivy, bought them for the pot's as they where cheap :oops:

Both in the ground and still going strong :D
by Leigh
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: weather station
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: weather station

Yeah sounds like it Ade, :D

Neighbours must have thought i was a right nutter standing out in the garden holding that lot on a freezing cold xmas day :? :shock:
with a T shirt on
by Leigh
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Birds of Paradise at B&Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: Birds of Paradise at B&Q

That look's a good deal might get down to my BnQ and have a look they had some in homebase last year that looked good but up close the flower heads were false on wire stems :?: I found it's best to keep them a bit pot bound if you want them to flower same as Steph mine stays outside most of the year
by Leigh
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: weather station
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: weather station

I've got that same one works a treat, the tendency fuction alway's seems to on the money, im sure that was on offer recently for about £60

Cost about £80 when i got mine a few xmas's ago
by Leigh
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antartica Planting
Replies: 43
Views: 2680

Re: Dicksonia Antartica Planting

For me i'd go along with Dave B, bought my 3foota with a pot full of root ball and planted it the same depth, never fails to give a great set of fronds (18 the only time i counted, you beat me Dave :wink: ) very lush and long (6ft + sad but yes i did measure a couple :oops:) , and usualy i get a sec...
by Leigh
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Re: Colocasia

MH, if your still struggling to get these mate gives us a shout i've got an Ethnic store just round the corner from me that sell them by the kilo (about 6-8 tuburs) , tried out a couple of kilo's last and had a good success rate maybe lost 5 that rotted but that was probably me over watering, bought...
by Leigh
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Signs of Spring ?
Replies: 92
Views: 3418

Re: Signs of Spring ?

The bigger Basjoo's are still upright and feel firm (no worst than last year), the smaller pup's are mush and the two that flowered are mush but i expected that, all the nanas are planted next to fences so do get some protection apart from that i just pull down the old leaves and let them hang aroun...
by Leigh
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Signs of Spring ?
Replies: 92
Views: 3418

Re: Signs of Spring ?

I guess you must be in the Tipner area then? I'm surprised you say it got to -6C where you are, as it dropped just below that up in Horndean where my Mum lives & I only dropped to -2.5C here in central Southsea :? Maybe you have a dodgy thermometer as your garden looks small & sheltered like mine.....
by Leigh
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Signs of Spring ?
Replies: 92
Views: 3418

Signs of Spring ?

I apologise to anyone still sitting in two foot of snow (and if this in the wrong place) But in the past week i've had a bit of time out in the garden doing odd jobs as you do, i think they call pottering around :lol: and i've noticed 1) My cordy has flower spikes coming out of it's two heads ?? 2) ...
by Leigh
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Another Newbie

Thank's for the warm welcome :D Yes Dave, i am on the Portsea island but not as far south as Nathan, im on the west side about level with Whale Island which is the little island you see on the right as you come down the 275 into Portsmouth. As with the rest of the country this was the worst winter i...
by Leigh
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Another Newbie

Hi Guy's 'n' Girls, My name is Leigh and as with a lot of other people i've been dippin in and out of this site for a while now and thought it was about time i joined up and joined in. I've been into Jungley Plants (if that's a word :o ) for about 3yr's now but only got into gardening about 6yr's ag...