Hello from Glasgow

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Davidd

Hello from Glasgow

Post by Davidd » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:58 pm

A new member here hailing from Glasgow. Hello. I'm looking forward to sharing plant talk with everybody and learning from you all.

I grow mostly woodland perennials, but I've started growing more and more tropical-looking things recently. Euphorbia 'Roundway Titan' has done well for me - it's a hybrid between Euphorbia stygiana and Euphorbia mellifera. So far, so hardy.

Last night, I sowed some seeds of Kniphofia sarmentosa. It's meant to be a winter-flowering species (albeit with flowers that aren't frost-hardy). I've never grown Kniphofia from seed before but it's meant to be one of the easier ones. We'll see!

Chat soon!

grub

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by grub » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:13 pm

Welcome to the asylum Davidd icon_thumleft

Blairs

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by Blairs » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:32 pm

Welcome! What are your plant plans? I know Glasgow and its wet wet wet weather, so choose wisely or ask us!

billdango

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by billdango » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:18 pm

Welcome to the forum Davidd.

Keep us updated on what exotics you are growing or planning to grow.

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dino

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by dino » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:32 pm

Welcome icon_thumright

call

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by call » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Welcome to the nuthouse David icon_salut

kata

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by kata » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:37 pm

Welcome

fern Rob

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by fern Rob » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:45 am

Welcome icon_thumleft

Davidd

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by Davidd » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:42 pm

Thanks guys! I feel my sanity slipping away already... icon_cheers

I'm not much one for planning my garden so I'll see what takes my fancy this year, and get inspiration and tips on here. Anything that I try will need to like the rains of Glasgow! Although, I do fancy trying Aloe polyphylla again - I managed to germinate some last year but they died after a few months.

Blairs

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Post by Blairs » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:31 pm

Glasgow is wet - but Gunnera, Bamboo, Eucalyptus, Rheum, Rodgersia etc like that. Fatisa seems to do fine. Aloe striatula is half hardy but not in wet conditions, same for polyphylla - you will need to add in a shed load of perlite and grit to have a chance.

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