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by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave repotting
Replies: 2
Views: 565

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 Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for hiding pots?
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Ideas for hiding pots?

I put nicer looking pots in front of larger black pots like here:
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which schefflera ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2074

Re: Which schefflera ?

Anyone know the growth rate of the Rhododendrifolia? Ideally i want it around 6-8 foot to plug a nice gap in my garden border - does it take to heavy pruning? Invasive? Scheffleras are pretty new into gardens but I'm pretty confident they are not invasive. They grow into a tree or large shrub event...
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 72147

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection

But do I need the the water to drain that quickly away? The water once in the channels means it below the level of the raised beds and all eventually drains down the the lowest point where I have dug a hole which I intend to channel into a ditch/pond.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: anyone planted out his maurelli ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: anyone planted out his maurelli ?

ConcreteJungle wrote:When is the best time to put maurelli plug plants out?? or let them grow in 3 -5 litre pots first? Currently in small 9cm pots i think.

If they are plugs now then wait until June when they will be good sized plants.
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 2999

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Yours are looking really good Dave. icon_thumleft

The ones in the ground, do you expect them to spread and be a permanent feature of the garden or do you move them about each year?
by Yorkshire Kris
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Warm watering .......
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Warm watering .......

Greville has an excellent thread or two on the subject as well.
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 72147

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants. My parents house borders field and that is a necessity, cows will eat pretty much anything, including scots pines :lol: Yeah I found that out last year (note the de-leaved Fatsia between the two bamboos on the left. icon_aaargh I s...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 72147

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

New fence to baffle the wind and to stop the cows eating my plants. what happened to all the plants you'd put at the back Kris? could of sworn i'd seen a pic of hawthorn or something planted? Love the wind baffling idea icon_cheers Can't beat a secluded garden on a windy day to excape it all and so...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 14840

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Planting the new border!

Wow, you work fast. In an earlier post you said you wanted the fence up by June, so your over 2 months ahead of schedule! icon_salut

The plants should hopefully establish well this year and rock in the years to come.
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Re: Anyone rent a polytunnel/growing space?

I have an allotment and went down that route with this in mind plus a bit of space to grow edibles. I underestimated how much some people frown upon growing non-edibles though. The latest set of rules are actually now 29 pages long - enough to put anyone off! I did grow some Colocasia "Mamoth" down...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 2999

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Mine are similar Kris. The main thing may be the time to bulk up and get going. Seems they are earlier in a sunny position than in shade. Pink China is also one of the earliest to start under glass, so may get a real head start to plant out after the frosts. I have some in the shade that I haven't ...
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!
Replies: 1
Views: 788

NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!

It grows upside down!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 2999

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

The Codfather wrote:It looks as though they were covered ?

Yes straw and a sheet of steel.
by Yorkshire Kris
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia antarctica. Spring 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2260

Re: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia anta

Good work, belt and braces technique works in very cold and mild winters. Win-win. icon_thumright