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by cheshirepalms
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline Red Star
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Cordyline Red Star

Whats the absolute minimum this will take with and without protection? I've been protecting one I have in a pot, but not my ground planted one. I'm worried about tomorrows temperatures.
by cheshirepalms
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ness Gardens exotics
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: Ness Gardens exotics

I've tried loads of places and they seem elusive or expensive! I'll keep looking lol!
by cheshirepalms
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ness Gardens exotics
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: Ness Gardens exotics

Yes i know lol, I was researching Norfolk Island pines and looked into the Ness gardens and Llandudno one that you've posted pictures of and found these pictures. One of my oleanders looks bad and wilting allready this year! So this was of interest, hopefully it will pull through. I've found some No...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ness Gardens exotics
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: Ness Gardens exotics

Is that an oleander in the last picture?
by cheshirepalms
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: norfolk island pine
Replies: 50
Views: 6398

Re: norfolk island pine

I could but it could outgrow the greenhouse in maybe 5 years based on your growth, so I'd have to keep it out and would probably be best planted. Whats the lowest temperature its seen?
by cheshirepalms
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: norfolk island pine
Replies: 50
Views: 6398

Re: norfolk island pine

Wow Nathan, great pictures! How long had yours been planted outside? Does it/has it received any protection? Do you think I have any chance?
by cheshirepalms
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: norfolk island pine
Replies: 50
Views: 6398

Re: norfolk island pine

Hmmmm the vibe isnt very good and I'm wondering whether its worth it. If I can source a cheap one then I'll prob give it a go!
by cheshirepalms
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: norfolk island pine
Replies: 50
Views: 6398

Re: norfolk island pine

Does anyone else have any pictures or information about these surviving outside in the uk? These really are lovely plants and I've allways admired them in the med and wondered. Now I've seen the picture in Portsmouth and heard about the Ness Gardens one I'm really curious!
by cheshirepalms
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Strelitzia reginae
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Strelitzia reginae

Thanks guys, I'm heating the greenhouse to 6 degrees this winter, and a few plants could be border line ( musa cavendish, hibiscus, enstete murelli ) All too big to come in house so I'm hoping they will be ok, But now i know the Bird of paradise can have a permanent home there. :D
by cheshirepalms
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Strelitzia reginae
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Strelitzia reginae

Simple question really, I've had one of these in the house on a sunny windowsill since i bought it in June 2011, its getting on the large size and I'm wondering what temp as a min to overwinter in a greenhouse? I'm thinking for next winter, so I can put in there in spring and get a really good summe...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Overwintering Ensete Maurellii: Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Overwintering Ensete Maurellii: Questions

I'm trialling mine in the greenhouse, keeping it on the dry side with the heater set to 6 degrees, Humidity is a problem at the moment, but I hope the heater when its on will moderate this. I'll keep you posted, I'm also overwintering a Basjoo to plant out next april/may.
by cheshirepalms
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tropical pets
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Tropical pets

Heres my yellow bellied sliders in size order lol.
by cheshirepalms
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: cacti and succulent collections
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: cacti and succulent collections

Greenhouse dwellers then lol.
by cheshirepalms
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: cacti and succulent collections
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: cacti and succulent collections

Thanks, are any of mine hardy?
by cheshirepalms
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Opuntia? But which type?
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: Opuntia? But which type?

Thankyou for the information, I may try to propagate next year after its established after repotting yesterday. I think I'll leave it in the greenhouse as its easier to keep dry and it will probably grow quicker, although I like the idea of having one outside!