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by Leigh
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 3787

Re: severe storm warning, Wednesday 12th February!

Just seems like normal weather to us on the south coast so far this winter !
by Leigh
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus communis
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Ricinus communis

Got a few still hanging on, a bit battered by all the wind, but they are giving the Elephant hawk moth caterpillars something to eat on
by Leigh
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 3311

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Hey Kristen, the topic title was Garden not Country Parks :lol: :lol: :wink:
Some great changes going on in gardens icon_salut
by Leigh
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Very stormy period coming up
Replies: 81
Views: 6543

Re: Very stormy period coming up

Strong Wind and Gales !!.
Normal weather down here on the south coast :roll:
by Leigh
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anybody checked their Dicksonia Antartica's recently
Replies: 118
Views: 5277

Re: Anybody checked their Dicksonia Antartica's recently

Personally I have found you can get a larger head of fronds on the Dicksonia antarctica when protected. :D Never wrapped mine or covered mine most I've ever done is put a bunch of leaves in the crown, and always get a good flush, being sad enough to count them I had a 48 frond flush lasts spring an...
by Leigh
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Thought it would be worth a mention... catepillars !
Replies: 33
Views: 1460

Re: Thought it would be worth a mention

Funny you should mention a bee I had one in mine a round early December time, I couldn't believe it really but it seems to have gone now. I suppose they have to keep warm some how. I was checking croziers, it buried its self quite deep in to the crown. Bees hibernate in lots of plants for winter an...
by Leigh
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Thought it would be worth a mention... catepillars !
Replies: 33
Views: 1460

Re: Thought it would be worth a mention

Don't know about coming out, none of them have rested done here, even the greenfly and blackfly are still at it.
There again the Nasturtiums haven't died off yet and are still flowering And Cannas are still trying to flower as well
by Leigh
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !
Replies: 1410
Views: 81804

Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Nice lot icon_thumleft
Myplantshop ??
Still don't understand why this is not in Blog section icon_scratch
by Leigh
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gingers
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Gingers

Mr List wrote:I wonder if our idea of deep shade is very different.

greenii and aurantiacum both withered to almost dead in, like, half shade for my garden
No direct sunlight and only dappled light ?
But they do get plenty of heat, water and feed
by Leigh
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gingers
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Gingers

which of the hardiest ones can handle the most shade? I grow most of my gingers mainly for the foliage to add to the Jungle effect, flowers for me are secondary. In deep shade and bang hardy for me are Hedychium forrestii and greenii, Cautleya spicata is another good one for me and Hedychuim densif...
by Leigh
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia antarctica protection survey
Replies: 74
Views: 3051

Re: Tree fern protection survey

I'm in the
"Don't do anything" camp as long as we are talking about Dicksonia antarctica's
by Leigh
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3648
Views: 119760

Re: Your current weather in one word...

Springlike
by Leigh
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: is there such a product as Fish & blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: is there such a product as Fish & blood?

flounder wrote:I've used BF&B for over 30 years without a problem.
Ditto
by Leigh
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Drink of rainwater for potted plants
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Drink of rainwater for potted plants

fern Rob wrote:I seem to forget about my tree ferns in storage, I'm going to have to check as they are hard to bring back once dried out.
Most Cyathea's are dead if allowed to dry out