How's your t-rex

sam140

How's your t-rex

Post by sam140 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:12 pm

I lifted the fleece bag of the t-rex today and the growing point is firm with a new bud starting to come! :D

mixiepalms

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by mixiepalms » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:51 am

dead. extinct. no more. deceased. ex t Rex. given up trying to grow them now

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Chad
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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by Chad » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:14 am

I've had trouble getting one established and am on my third try.

This winter has killed of the top foot of a 5ft stem, but I think there is a side bud forming below that.

It seems to me that some people have them and they grow well and spread, and others of us can't get them to go at all.

I haven't worked out what we do differently though!

Chad.

countrylover

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by countrylover » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:38 am

If mine survived such long and very cold winter yours should be ok too.

Simba

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by Simba » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:42 am

I have a feeling that mine is a goner unless it springs up again from some roots.

I'll be digging it out this weekend anyway.

jonny

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by jonny » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:45 am

The top 3 inches of my nine foot trunk has gone to mush but i am seeing growth appear from further down plus i am finally getting a couple of pups :D

huporhaha

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by huporhaha » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:12 am

mine's in a pot in the greenhouse :lol:

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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:24 am

My 10 inch trunk is doing fine. First leaf of the season has started to open :D

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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by JoelR » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:04 am

Like Kris, mine has a 1ft woody trunk. The one leaf which has sat dormant all winter has wilted in the last week but it's making way for two new leaves. I'm pleased about this because it's it's first winter outside having grown it on for 2 or 3 years first. Although it's in a sheltered spot, I haven't protected the plant and we had ground frost of -14.5C. One thing may have helped - a generous mulch of composted bark. I suppose this counts as frost protection.

sanatic1234

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:24 pm

nothing moving on my two yet, not even no signs of life either :(

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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by simon » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Mine in the front garden has five 4ft stems. The growing point on three have survived and have started to grow. The other two have rotted at the top and I am waiting to see where the buds form. The 6ft single stem in the back garden has lost the growing point too. It has some new pups emerging around the base which I will remove and pot up when they get a bit bigger.

Simba

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by Simba » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:21 pm

Simba wrote:I have a feeling that mine is a goner unless it springs up again from some roots.
I should add, I won't be too unhappy if mine has croaked.. :D

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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by dave2166 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:04 pm

both dead...............one composted one to be composted

1 big one that has been in a pot all winter in the greenhouse will be planted soon, and ive got 3 or 4 others which were all root cuttings last summer doing well

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Re: How's your t-rex

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:50 pm

at the moment two three foot stems were mushy no signs of life or pups!!!!

Bob

Re: How's your t-rex

Post by Bob » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:49 pm

Started growing slowly at the beginning of the month.

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