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by Leigh
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden project (Australia)
Replies: 47
Views: 2344

Re: Garden project (Australia)

Forgot to say they look great by the way icon_thumright
by Leigh
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Big Orange Ball in Sky !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Big Orange Ball in Sky !!!

After a week of strong Winds and lashing's of Rain the Sun's made an apperance here :D . Might get time to go out and tidy up some of the mess this Weather's made of the Garden, Banana leaves look more like Phoenix canariensis_CIDP fonds where there so shredded the ones that didn't snap that is (bet...
by Leigh
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pictures of amazing tropicals
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Pictures of amazing tropicals

What game are they off Ross :wink:
by Leigh
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: t rex
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: t rex

That Frog should be on X Factor :lol: :lol:
by Leigh
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gales tomorrow
Replies: 35
Views: 889

Re: Gales tomorrow

So no more watering then this week for you southern boys Wish that was the case Dave, but i can be certain that a few places in my garden will still be dry no matter how much rain theres been, trouble with big leaf plants they have such a big dripline area, my collies are the first to let me know t...
by Leigh
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Newbie needs help, when to plant a tropical garden?
Replies: 36
Views: 2184

Re: Newbie needs help

The Trachycarpus should be fine, still lots of warmth left un the soil to encourage root growth. I have even planted one out in mid-December! I would not plant the others out. Adam D, sorry mate but i've got this vision of a Mad Jock in a kilt with a Pneumatic jack hammer,standing in 6 foot of snow...
by Leigh
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave americana in flower in Hastings
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Agave americana in flower in Hastings

Seems to be a few of these about that are flowering, see one myself on my travels the other day and there was one in the paper that had flowered, think they kick the bucket once they do :?:
by Leigh
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Newbie needs help, when to plant a tropical garden?
Replies: 36
Views: 2184

Re: Newbie needs help

Im with Kata on this one, cant see that we will have enough heat temp wise or light time for anything to really get established, and you could see a lot of grief if winter is a bad one. If you havent already bought the plants spend the winter planning and reading up on what you plan to do, this site...
by Leigh
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Butia Capitata at Homebase
Replies: 46
Views: 2877

Re: Butia Capitata at Homebase

Welcome boybeck, Very nice mate :) Fareham must have quite a benign winter climate and warm summer climate as well so I can imagine it should do well for you. Adam, Fareham is about 20 mins away from Portsmouth so as you say should do well, but will still need winter protection at least if we have a...
by Leigh
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Perseid shower tonight
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Perseid shower tonight

Ditto Nathan, but we got a lot of light polution around here, and i'm too lazy to drive up on to Portsdown Hill
by Leigh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Few Photos from Hereford (2010)
Replies: 32
Views: 2402

Re: A Few Photos from Hereford (2010)

Nice one Di, Thanks icon_thumleft
by Leigh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A Few Photos from Hereford (2010)
Replies: 32
Views: 2402

Re: A Few Photos from Hereford (2010)

Looks nice,full and lush Di icon_thumleft , i can see nothing wrong with using plants in pots i do it all the time helps in working out where things grow happiest and look right before planting and it sulking, as well as being good gap fillers. Is the parrot impatiens a new arrivel or do you overwin...
by Leigh
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Back Yard - Yesterday & Tomorrow
Replies: 230
Views: 10698

Re: My Back Yard - Yesterday & Tomorrow

Looking good to me Simba nice to see someone else draws a plan as well as me.
Looks like we went to the same Art school as well :lol:
by Leigh
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yet another unremarkable summer
Replies: 124
Views: 7184

Re: Yet another unremarkable summer

Just to add my tuppence for what it's worth to this thread, and i know that Portsmouth is suppose to have a fantastic micro climate. But I for one have no complaint's about the Summer so far, even on overcast day's the Temp's have been good and as DaveB said aint much of a chore having to water when...
by Leigh
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Problems, problems
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Problems, problems

I've got Crocrosmia/Montbretia Lucifer growing in both sun and shade

I get a problem with little black slugs shredding the leaves looks a lot like Red Spider Mite damage
worth a look at night with a Torch