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Josh
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Post by Josh » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:55 pm

Hi, I'm a new member from the Poole/Bournemouth area. At the moment all my tropicals are in pots as I have to rent. I'm lucky that my winters are very mild, but my summers are drought like, no rain for more than a month at a time. I'm eager to learn from all the experienced members here as I would like to try lots of different plants and see what might survive. I will look at uploading some images of my current plants


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Post by grahamfx » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:59 am

Welcome Josh !!


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Post by Chez2 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:19 pm

Hello. I used to grow in pots hidden by permanently planted hostas.


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Post by tatter » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Welcome Josh nice part of the country you live. i also grow some plants in pots as well as the garden.
If you have dry periods that are a problem for you you could try varies arid plants like Yuccas and Agave`s.
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Josh
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Post by Josh » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks for the nice welcome. I have thought about some more drought tolerant plants but I hope to create that jungle look. I have purchased 2 200L water butts to hopefully lessen my water bill this summer


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:37 pm

Welcome to HTUK, Josh icon_cheers

Your water butt is one of the best acquisitions for your garden. If you are keeping potted plants longterm in a relatively dry climate the sustained use of tap water leads to a buildup of salts which can ruin the pristine condition of many exotics.


Chez2
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Post by Chez2 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:25 am

Josh wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Thanks for the nice welcome. I have thought about some more drought tolerant plants but I hope to create that jungle look. I have purchased 2 200L water butts to hopefully lessen my water bill this summer
Yucca and agave do fit in well with a jungle theme. They give a nice contrast to the large leaves that form the base of jungle foliage. If everything is the same shape the foliage gets lost in a sea of green.


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Post by Katej » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:43 pm

Hi Josh! I’m a new member (just introduced myself a moment ago) I thought I’d just say hi because I live in Parkstone, so really nice to find someone so local.

If you’ve not been already, I would really recommend visiting Michelle and Palms-Exotics, Romsey, and also Crawford Ferns at Spetisbury, they both offer very good advice and the quality is very good.

Also FYI, Canford Manga had a huge delivery, truckloads of plants from Spain the other days. Great variety, everything from Cycas Revolutas to Acers which are really well priced. Except the tree ferns, those made my eyes water!


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