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by Adam D
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Agave.....almost in flower

Great flower spike.

Agave montana are tough plants.

I have had one in a pot for 6 or 7 years and the only protection it gets in the winter is when I drag it down the side of the house under my lean to. Last winter was a cold one as well.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Agave.....almost in flower

Nice one Lucien, Looks like A.montana. Don't believe they have pups, certainly not any on mine.
by JonC
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Agave.....almost in flower

Thanks for the tip below. I've just edited my make over post and corrected the images. Great information below. Thanks very much. Regards. Jon. I have had the issue with images not showing in the correct orientation, but they all seem to display okay when viewed full size. Maybe someone can chip in ...
by GREVILLE
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Agave.....almost in flower

Well done with that! Don't suppose there are any pups at the base. Maybe you'll get plantlets on the seed heads.
by otorongo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Agave.....almost in flower

I have had the issue with images not showing in the correct orientation, but they all seem to display okay when viewed full size. Maybe someone can chip in and help out on how to fix this? Here is an explanation of why that happens and how to fix it: https://www.howtogeek.com/254830/why-yo ... y-ro...
by JonC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Agave.....almost in flower

Nice one. The only downside to flowering is that the plant dies afterwards I believe. It does look great though. The image looks okay when clicked to view full size. I have had the issue with images not showing in the correct orientation, but they all seem to display okay when viewed full size. Mayb...
by lucian
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Agave.....almost in flower

Well, it's almost there. This has taken almost exactly a year to get from lump at the top of the plant to ready to flower. I'm pretty convinced that this is a Montana.

I can't seem to get the image upright, so my apologies for the need to neck crane!
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: 13444

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

... 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 Agave will part of it. First job is to remove the turf and then dig in some sharp sand and grit, plant and then top with decorative gravel. I have some ...
by cheshirepalms
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 13444

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

... 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 Agave will part of it. First job is to remove the turf and then dig in some sharp sand and grit, plant and then top with decorative gravel. I have some ...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave repotting
Replies: 2
Views: 530

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 GaryW
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave repotting
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Agave repotting

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 !
by kevineden
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave repotting
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Agave repotting

Planning on repotting some agaves this season just wondering what kind of mix people use I've heard of people using things like ballast etc
by billdango
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.

... winds. Many trees were lost or destroyed on Tresco and the Ventnor botanical gardens lost most of its exotics as well. On the Continent the famous Agave collection in the City of Pau were wiped out and all the CIDPs were destroyed or turned to mush. As for snow we didn't get much in Southampton ...
by Steph
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: your arid beds

Just give the plants the soil that is the contents of their pot. Its been quite an interesting experiment and the plants are thriving, lost one agave this year, too much rain! Makes space for an aloe polyphylla. One of the Parryi is pupping nicely. In fact anything arid these days that gets potted ...
by Blairs
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: your arid beds

What is everyone using for drainage? I have Agave out in clay pots 50% perlite, some stone chippings and compost with some bark chippings. Have tried to protect from rain in a large cold frame. Lost 1 Agave to excess wet. Am thinking of putting ...