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by cheshirepalms
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 14826

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Hi man, how old is your agave americana? :D
It was planted June 2012 so its coming up to 2 years now, looks better now than it did this time last year!
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

ConcreteJungle wrote:Some bamboo screening for the right side to hide the two tier fence?
There will be a new fence completely on my side of the small fence.
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 14826

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

kata wrote:Is'nt that a red Cordyline?

I had the English version and watched it fall over in slow motion in 2010....... :lol: :lol:

Great Image icon_cheers
Yes its a Cordyline red star, they have both grown really well over the last 18 months or so, the one in the pot in particular.
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

If you've a problem with lack of sun and poor drainage, a Cycas, which would be a massive challenge at the best of times, is not going to work for you and would be far better off in a pot. Also, the Yucca and Washingtonia, would be a no-no. Any of the others should be happy there, unless completely...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Practical question, what's the plan for the washing line?
The washing line can be easily moved but to be honest I'd not given it much thought, and it doesn't get used very often. Probably just get rid of it completely.
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 14826

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Well seeing as its refrained from raining for 3 days and temperatures look to pick up nicely for a while, I actually got round to cutting the grass yesterday and tidy up a bit. I still refrained from unwrapping the basjoo just yet, but may do at the weekend. To be honest it was the biggest waste of ...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Planting ideas for a new border.

Hopefully by June I will have a new fence along the borderless side of my garden, which will allow new planting and ideas. I already have a few but would love know peoples opinions and suggestions, as I value all input from many gardening minds. The top of the border ( which is closest to the camera...
by cheshirepalms
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 2688

Re: A debate

If these palms, in particular the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP are growing very slowly, to the point where comments are being made about it not even being noticeable over a periods of years, then surely this means the palms on the Wirral must have been there much longer than they are being given credit ...
by cheshirepalms
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 72111

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Those raised beds should provide some great drainage for those palms, can't wait to see what it looks like when its finished! icon_thumleft
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 10980

Re: Watch out overnight

Some perspective on how good this winter has been and how we shouldn't worry about these few frosts creeping in. Thought I'd update the -4.0c or worse horror show nights. Did not think I would be updating it in March, let alone April! tonight could threaten it too! -7.2 13/12/12 -6.1c 31/3/13 -5.6c ...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 10980

Re: Watch out overnight

March last year was a complete horror show here, frost after frost, and it continued into April. Lets hope this is no where near as significant. My coldest temperature in 2013 was on the 31st of March!
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 2688

Re: A debate

It certainly makes me more determined to succeed when I here people say things can't be grown up here and they are only short term prospects. My main aim in my garden is to grow a Canary Island date palm to a good size and lay claim to have away from the coast, and doubts only fuels my ambition.
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 10980

Re: Watch out overnight

Worst type of frost last night, the one where it rains and then freezes to leave sheet ice on the car at 6am :x . Can't be much good for plants and impossible to wrap palms, same thing tonight by the looks of it.
by cheshirepalms
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: February and Winter Statistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

Re: February and Winter Statistics

Below are the statistics for my weather station during the month of February Mean Maximum: 10.3c Mean Minimum: 3.7c Overall Mean: 7.0c Highest daily maximum temperature: 15.0C (24th February) Lowest daily maximum temperature: 5.9c (10th February) Highest daily minimum temperature: 9.0C (23rd Februar...