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by Leigh
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weather Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Weather Stations

The one from Maplins is made by Watson (Weather station W-8681) there a few Reviews about on the net. Ive had one of these for a couple of years now got it as a Xmas pressie it seems pretty on the mark for what i need, truth be known i just check on what the tendency will be, ie is it gonna rain or ...
by Leigh
Wed May 19, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Basjoo growth
Replies: 158
Views: 7665

Re: Basjoo growth

Dave in Warrington wrote:That does look sorry for itself, you nearly killed it with kindness :roll:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Leigh
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red

Hi there Just a point Ricinus seeds are incredibly poisenous,even handling them can cause problems,three years ago i collected hundreds of seeds in Spain and ended up in accident and emergency in Motril.Just because i touched my eye! Ricin comes from the seeds and this is by far the most powerful p...
by Leigh
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red

Cheer's Guys icon_thumleft , was begining to think maybe i'd been sold the green type
by Leigh
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Question on Ricinus Carmencita Red

I sowed some of these a couple of weeks ago and all have come up and are now on the second/third set of true leaves. They are on a sunny (when it shows it's face) south facing window sill My question is should the leaves come out Reddish colour or do they change to Red at sometime, as so far all lea...
by Leigh
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rudbeckia - Goldstrum
Replies: 33
Views: 1925

Re: Rudbeckia - Goldstrum

Cheers Rob icon_salut
by Leigh
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My Dicksonia antarctica is slowly on the mend now.
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: My Dicksonia antarctica is slowly on the mend now.

I've got a bit of movement on mine, a couple of crozes are on the rise by a couple of inches
Even the baby one is pushing up new ones (didnt expect that to survive)

I'd take some Pic's if it wasnt blowing a Gale and issing it down :cry:
by Leigh
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rudbeckia - Goldstrum
Replies: 33
Views: 1925

Re: Rudbeckia - Goldstrum

Whats the name of the Red leafed one, Rob,
I read they don't mind a bit of shade :?:
by Leigh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How to stop slugs without the need for pellets or tabs
Replies: 48
Views: 1756

Re: How to stop slugs without the need for pellets or tabs

I tried it with fresh Garlic boiled in a pot Makes the House smell nice NOT ! And like you RS it didn't make a blind bit of differance also tried copper bands, copper wire, copper pipe all with the same result No Good :roll: Did think about connecting the copper wire round the Pots onto my 12 volt g...
by Leigh
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete ventricosum and cultivars discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 2206

Re: Ensete ventricosum and cultivars discussion

Nige have you tried Exclusively Plants in the New Forest (Brockenhurst) im sure these do Bananas
I know they sale Dicksonia antarctica's and lots of Palms

http://www.exclusivelyplants.co.uk/index.asp
by Leigh
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete ventricosum and cultivars discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 2206

Re: Ensete ventricosum and cultivars discussion

My ventricosum has had quite a lot of greenfly on it today is this normal they were all in the main leaf. So i took them out and destroyed them. A bit drastic mate, I'd just have got rid of the greenfly :ahhh!: Will you buy some more :?: Laughed so much i fell of me chair :lol: It was the Greenfly ...
by Leigh
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Prayer Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Prayer Plants

Thank's for the replies and tip's Guy's, I Picked up a couple of Ctenanthe Oppenhelms yesterday from one the sheds clearence lines, about 3ft tall with about 25 stems each and leaves about a foot long and although they are a bit tatty both have plenty of of new growth and at £2 each almost felt i wa...
by Leigh
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Prayer Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Prayer Plants

Was thinking of trying these outside this Summer as a sort of Tropical under planting. Anyone tried these :?: got any tip's At £3-4 at most of the Shed's i know there not that much to lose but by the time you've bought enough to make a show im not gonna upset the better Half, losing more Plants :oops:
by Leigh
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gunnera Manicata Movement?
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Gunnera Manicata Movement?

I've had a bit of growth on mine for about two weeks now with about 5 new leaves braking through, mine does pick up a fair bit of Sun during the early part of the day (when it's been out that is 8) ) so maybe it's down to Temp, even with no Sun the average Temp has been around Double Figs here in Po...
by Leigh
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa basjoo ordered
Replies: 47
Views: 2058

Re: My FIRST Musa Bajoo

Chicken Poo rules for me on my Nanas and plenty of water every day in the summer even when it's raining The only other feed i use on anything is a bit of Fish,Blood 'n' Bone a couple of times a year. But whenever i clean the Fish Pond filters out (usual once a week in the Summer) i go round and wate...