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by cheshirepalms
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Opuntia? But which type?
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Opuntia? But which type?

I purchased this cactus today which I'm presuming is an opuntia of some description but does anyone know which type? Also what minimum temperature it takes? Also is opuntia a prickly pear?
by cheshirepalms
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I never knew this.. (Pinus pinea)
Replies: 20
Views: 1787

Re: I never knew this.. (Pinus pinea)

Theres 2 on the industrial estate in Ellesmere Port that are quite large at the entrance to a factory, theres also small new planted ones at West Kirby Morrisons in the car park.
by cheshirepalms
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: cacti and succulent collections
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: cacti and succulent collections

Heres my new but rather small collection. Bargains from various places :D
by cheshirepalms
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering ensete
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Overwintering ensete

How wud i over winter in a pot? Im going to heat the greenhouse to 5 degrees, will it be ok as is in there? My lasiocarpa was overwintered in there last year unheated, all the leaves died back so I cut them off, and it started growing again in April and it looks great this year! :D
by cheshirepalms
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A surprise for me.. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and Cordyline survive 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: A surprise for me.. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and Cordyli

Yes i know where you mean after yesterdays visit, it was on the left as i drove home lol, there was another pub i passed on the way in (from birkenhead way) which looked to have a palm filled beer garden.
by cheshirepalms
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A surprise for me.. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and Cordyline survive 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: A surprise for me.. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and Cordyli

Went for a walk at West Kirkby today, saw loads of big cordylines that all must had survived the horror winters in 2009 and 2010. Even saw a large group of agaves americana including the variegated ones. This was a huge surprise, as they were quite big and must have been there some years! Wish I'd b...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello From Ellesmere Port!
Replies: 29
Views: 2424

Re: Hello From Ellesmere Port!

Hello everyone, just thought I'd put some updated pictures from today, the garden is much more established and there has been some suprising growth rates despite the poor summer, I'm very pleased for my first garden and it looks so much better than the March and May pictures on this thread. Hope you...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

I have 6 seprated seedlings form 2 multistalk plants purchased for £3, it took a couple of months but they have started to take. i intend on keeping them in the greenhouse, for optimum growth and protection, until they are too big to keep in there.( as dave suggests)Then trial pots and ground planti...
by cheshirepalms
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: North West on Severe Weather Warning Alert
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: North West on Severe Weather Warning Alert

88 mm in 24 hours in the north west yesterday was the highest!
by cheshirepalms
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: bannanas
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: bannanas

My Musa lasiocarpa today, 4 leaves so far this year, was overwintered in an unheated greenhouse till early May.
by cheshirepalms
Sun May 27, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline yellow leaves
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

Re: Cordyline yellow leaves

Yes it was in a pot when I bought it and it I repotted it, it grew well over winter in the greenhouse, its been in the ground since March but has only yellowed in the last few weeks. Been using bloodfish and bone.
by cheshirepalms
Fri May 25, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.
Replies: 45
Views: 2434

Re: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.

They look great, thanks for the update Nathan! Hope mine get that big :D
by cheshirepalms
Thu May 24, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline yellow leaves
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

Cordyline yellow leaves

My Cordyline had started to get yellow leaves and not just the old ones, some new shoots show signs of yellowing. It gets watered when dry although I've left it this week as it was so wet in April/Early May and I thought it would enjoy a rest bite from soggy soil. I bought it last October and housed...
by cheshirepalms
Thu May 24, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weather Ahead, Finally Could This Be? Heres Mine :)
Replies: 65
Views: 2598

Re: Weather Ahead, Finally Could This Be? Heres Mine :)

Its amazing what difference a few miles make, after 10am the last 2 mornings the cloud has burnt away and its been up to at least 20 degrees, and where i work in Widnes 20-24.