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by Alexander
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: MY T REX
Replies: 43
Views: 1757

And in the province of Friesland in The Netherlands a 2 meter tall Tetrapanax papyfera 'Steroidal Giant' has survived temperatures of minus 20 without any damage. It loses its leaves then but thats no problem. That same frost in March damaged a lot of bambous in that garden. It was ad Exoterra in Ol...
by Alexander
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: MY T REX
Replies: 43
Views: 1757

On another forum I have seen bove pictures of the leave of T. Rex and T. Steroidal Giant. They are slightly differend.

Regards,

Alexander
bodster wrote:is steroidal giant any different than T.Rex?
by Alexander
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Steritza nicolai
Replies: 32
Views: 1569

A couple of years ago I have been to South Africa. I have collected then seeds from Strelitzia nicolai in the wild. From near Sint Lucia and near Sint John in Kwazulu Natal. They are very common there, even on dry sandy soil in dunes and rocky outcrops. I have seen them with Agapanthus and even Juba...
by Alexander
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Welcome to new members
Replies: 1264
Views: 32046

Thats the place, very close to The Hague. My UKOasis name was Alejandro.

Regards,

Alexander
Don wrote:
bodster wrote:welcome. where are you alexander?
Leidschendam, The Netherlands. (52 N latitude)?
by Alexander
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Coldest Place in Brazil
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Nigel, Those pictures seem very familiar to me! Where they taken along the road of Lebon Regis and Curitibanos? In that part there where also big Syagrus. About the climate, also the stronger sun on that latitude makes you feel like in the South of Europe. I have never been in Wales by the way so ca...
by Alexander
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Welcome to new members
Replies: 1264
Views: 32046

Well my greetings ot everyone here. After the closing of the UKOASIS I moved to Gardeingontheedge and this forum.

Cheers,

Alexander
by Alexander
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Coldest Place in Brazil
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

P.s. A mistake has happened, I took the wrong one to reply your reply on my message about Butia eriospatha in Brasil. And not all the south of France has a mediteranean climate, the south west is more atlantic. And the Dicksonia sellowiana where abunadant higherup in cooler wetter parts like Sao Joa...
by Alexander
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Coldest Place in Brazil
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Nigel, Well about the similarity of the climate in that Butia eriospatha and the south of France, a place like Toulouse lays also in the south of France. I was i n that area the 22 and 23 of Februari and it was about 30 degrees.And with the hot sun and all the sounds of insects and the smell of herb...
by Alexander
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Coldest Place in Brazil
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Hello, I have been in that area.In Sao Joaqium and Urupema, where it can get minus 12 and colder, you see Butia eriospatha in gardens. In the wild they grow on lower altitudes from 800 till about 1100 meters and sometimes with Syagrus.Places where you can see Butia eriospatha in the wild is near:Pal...
by Alexander
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your worst weed?
Replies: 48
Views: 2239

Allium ursinum is a protected plant here in Holland. But in Britain it seems weedy!
Nice weed by the way.

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hibiscus Sinensis
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

The best alternative for Hibiscus rosa sinensis is Hibiscus palustris and H. moscheutos. They are very hardy and even this year I had them into flower after a cold rainy August. H. cocineus I also have and it even had flowerbuds but no flowers. If you plant it close to a southfacingwall and in a war...