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by otorongo
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wettest winter on record!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: wettest winter on record!!!!

Mr List wrote:from my point of view it has been the best winter on record.
Seconded... best in the years I've lived here anyway (i.e. since August 2006).

Wind and rain don't kill brugs or monsteras. Frost does.
by cheshirepalms
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 13444

Re: Mid winter update.

... the side pups are growing unprotected so I dread to think whats stirring under the straw and wrap. The bag will probably start rising up soon. Brugmansia Sanguinea has also overwintered well and has some new shoots, including a sucker at the base that looks a possibility for propagation. Also ...
by stephenprudence
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: No end in sight.
Replies: 33
Views: 2911

Re: No end in sight.

... it was dry and mild :) Lots of stuff giving signs that they are waking up or are growing already. Things like Tetrapanax stayed green, and some brugmansia's have been outside al winter. Some parts of summer bedding give new flowers buds, Clematis armandii growth between 30-40 cm, passiflora ...
by Exotic Life
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: No end in sight.
Replies: 33
Views: 2911

Re: No end in sight.

... it was dry and mild :) Lots of stuff giving signs that they are waking up or are growing already. Things like Tetrapanax stayed green, and some brugmansia's have been outside al winter. Some parts of summer bedding give new flowers buds, Clematis armandii growth between 30-40 cm, passiflora ...
by otorongo
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Getting away with it
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Getting away with it

I'm not going to top Greville's P. roebelenii (sp.?), but I have brugs in the ground and they're trying to leaf out (the November light frost and gales we've had for most of the winter defoliated them). My Phoenix canariensis_CIDP is actively growing, as ...
by stephenprudence
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Spring.. er Winter.. er Spring photos. Nature you so crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Spring.. er Winter.. er Spring photos. Nature you so cra

... Helleborus foetidus.. again no flowers http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/stephenprudence/DSC_0253_zps5c0f976d.jpg Brugmansia sanguinea, starting to grow more rapidly http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/stephenprudence/DSC_0256_zps419f711c.jpg Easter cactus http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/stephenprudence/DSC_0260_zps438bc53d.jpg
by otorongo
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?
Replies: 27
Views: 1505

Re: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?

Pineapple would definitely be on my list.
I would include Passiflora edulis, Acai, and the some of the new Brugmania hybrids.

Bismarckia nobilis is hardy in zone 9a, I can grow that in London ;) so I don't think I'd grow it in a truly tropical climate, but thanks for the suggestions, Half Hardy :)
by Kristen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

... expensive (never had any problem with the quality of the plants I got though). Now they aren't doing plants any more what's the best place for Brug plants? The Flower Dream I got from them a couple of years ago was £16, and the Brugmansia volcanicola I got last year was £25 (that's RRP as both ...
by Dave Brown
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

My big one that had a Brug fest back in autumn is just about to start again :ahhh!: icon_thumleft
by RozDevon
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

Thanks for advice.
I was trying to keep the height, they're about 5foot, and the branches.
I'll keep an eye on the die back and see if its creeping along. It is the thin top branches getting it, so as long as I can keep most of the height with good solid stems that will be OK.
by Steph
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

Kristen wrote:Indeed, caveat emptor, but there are folk on eBay who sell lots of Brugs - more chance of getting what you expect from them I reckon (than from someone who just sells the odd one).
Or don't buy on Ebay, buy from the plant breeders, there isn't much difference in price........
by Kristen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

I cut mine back when I bring them in, in Autumn, so that when they sprout in the Spring they don't hit the roof too easily! I figure if you leave it, and cut them back later, then the buds lower down have to fatten, and then break, which takes time. I don't remember getting dieback (in previous year...
by otorongo
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

RozDevon wrote:The two biggest are suffering dieback on the top branched stems.
Shall I cut back to good wood or wait till spring?
Will cutting back now stop it progressing down the stems?
Not sure what to do for the best.
IME the dieback on brugs doesn't progress, it stops at the nearest branching point.
by Kristen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Massive plant pots - where to source?
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Massive plant pots - where to source?

Im hopeful and engine hoist will do the trick in lifting? That's how I get my pot-plunged Brugs and Nanas out of the ground in Autumn. They root through the pots and once the pressure is enough come out of the ground with a surprising "leap", so I reckon an engine crane ...
by RozDevon
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hows Your Brugmansia
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Hows Your Brugmansia

My 4 brugs are in pots in the garage by a window. Temps in there are a couple of centrigrade higher than outside. The two biggest are suffering dieback on the top branched stems. Shall I cut back to good wood or wait till spring? ...