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by andym
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: What happened here?
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Great Britain

Re: What happened here?

Wheelman.... I know what you mean. It's been a brutal Winter for the mid west and eastern side again and even the Pacific north west has had a cold snap on a much smaller scale. Winter in the UK has been mild with just a low of just 21.7°F here locally. On top of that we've just had Summer with 70.5...
by andym
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: What happened here?
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Great Britain

Re: What happened here?

Hey Jim... nice to hear from you again. I've been wondering how your front garden coped with that severe freeze you've had?
Regards Andy
by andym
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: yucca filamentosa x yucca rostrata : a trunk ?
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Great Britain

Re: yucca filamentosa x yucca rostrata : a trunk ?

Hello Yucca 80... I have both of Fred Julien's hybrids and other hybrids as well. A member who used to post on here regularly Tim Beehan has a fine specimen produced from seed by Benny Jensen in Denmark. As the seed produced is on the filamentosa plant it is unlikely to produce a trunk similar to yu...
by andym
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca brevifolia
Replies: 274
Views: 114569
Great Britain

Re: Yucca brevifolia

Aaron... that is a cracker of a plant. What I'd give to have that :D. We've had a really good Summer this year... still going too 20°C today. My own brevifolia is alive but it looks somewhat insipid. Sad to see this forum all but deserted now. Anyhow thanks for the pic.
by andym
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: desert garden blog
Replies: 86
Views: 38164
Great Britain

Re: desert garden blog

Hi Aaron... Nice to hear from you :) Thanks for the update of your desert plants.That Rostrata/thompsoniana smaller plant on close examination has a lot of fine filaments in the plant so maybe some elata genes there. I do like the Agave Utahensis x Neomexicana hybrid.. might even survive here as not...
by andym
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Hooray it's spring again! How was everybody's winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1842
Great Britain

Re: Hooray it's spring again! How was everybody's winter?

Hi all Winter here was mild with a minimum of 19.4F but generally around 23F. All my palms ..Butia, Chamaerops and Trachies were all ok. Yuccas with the exception of one all ok. Agaves too ok but Filifera has heavily fungused leaves. So quite happy really and I'm in a cold part of the Country. Dicks...
by andym
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My Yuccas in Zone 7a
Replies: 51
Views: 21691
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Re: My Yuccas in Zone 7a

I have heard from a colleague on another forum saying his rostrata was growing well with just one strong root when it was moved. As you can see from the pic above it looks ok but I have had problems with a Yucca rostrata x rigida hybrid. Can only think it is a moisture issue as my lowest temp all Wi...
by andym
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My Yuccas in Zone 7a
Replies: 51
Views: 21691
Great Britain

Re: My Yuccas in Zone 7a

Hi Bato... your Rostrata is growing well from its original planting. The plant looks healthy so if you have root issues it would normally show on the head. The pic you have shown looks like a summer pic as the grass is parched? As far as I know Rostratas just have rootballs The plant should be solid...
by andym
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: O/T Pineapple's progress
Replies: 6
Views: 2041
Great Britain

Hello Jim... fancy meeting you on here :lol: This forum seems very quiet than it used to be. Has everyone gone on social media?
BTW thanks for that interesting information on your pineapple growing :D
by andym
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Pittosporum hardy
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Great Britain

I have three species of Pittosporum in my garden... Tobira, Omeiense, and Illicioides var angustifolium. All three species have survived the Winters here. P heterophyllum should be reasonably hardy. Take care with the Australian species as they are not so hardy as the Asian species.My biggest proble...
by andym
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Extreme weather in Central and southern Europe
Replies: 0
Views: 882
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Extreme weather in Central and southern Europe

I know you've had cold weather in the States/Canada but in Europe it's been brutally cold as well. Here in the UK we have been lucky in that we have been protected by the Azores high that has kept that Arctic ingression at bay... for now at least https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
by andym
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca flaccida x 'reverchonii-thompsoniana'
Replies: 98
Views: 42605
Great Britain

Thanks Igor for your kind remarks :D All I need now is some warmth which you seem to have :wink:
by andym
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca flaccida x 'reverchonii-thompsoniana'
Replies: 98
Views: 42605
Great Britain

Tell a lie... My Yucca Treculeana has started to flower despite cold and wet weather
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by andym
Fri May 27, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca flaccida x 'reverchonii-thompsoniana'
Replies: 98
Views: 42605
Great Britain

Andy, Not all Yuucas will have as much liquid at the end of the pistol. Sometimes there's just a little inside the pistol and some have none. You'll still get seed pods if you pollenate many flowers👍 Did you get any seed pods? No Tim... a complete failure. Not sure why? I have a Yucca Torre...
by andym
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Polar Vortex
Replies: 4
Views: 2686
Great Britain

Didn't you have a Polar Vortex event last Month :shock:
by andym
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Starting to protect some palms, the less hardy !
Replies: 10
Views: 5148
Great Britain

Nice pics Beny... are you finding more people want to grow palms despite your cold Winters?
by andym
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Who is being affected by this awesome long fall?
Replies: 12
Views: 5740
Great Britain

Well here we are here coming up to Christmas and my Sophora Microphylla "Sun King" has started to flower. Looking back on my records, it last flowered in April this year... twice in a year. Temps holding up well here 14/15C most days, zero frost. I had two frosty nights in November -3C min which put...
by andym
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Photos of 21 broadleaf evergreens for 5a/b garden
Replies: 26
Views: 9203
Great Britain

Nice plants Igor.... is that green Aucuba a revert? Your Fatsia Japonica looks happy, have you tried Polycarpa... it is supposedly hardier than Japonica?
by andym
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca brevifolia
Replies: 274
Views: 114569
Great Britain

At -21C everything would be dead in my Garden :shock: Is that the norm for Idaho temps in early December?
by andym
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: desert garden blog
Replies: 86
Views: 38164
Great Britain

Brrrrrrr....Hope I don't see any of that white stuff here soon. Nice pics Aaron although I do prefer your Summer pics :D Guess you'd rather be in Pearce AZ at the moment?
by andym
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Photos of 21 broadleaf evergreens for 5a/b garden
Replies: 26
Views: 9203
Great Britain

Some nice young plants you are growing. :D Many I grow in my zone 8a climate. I suspect that Mahonia "soft caress" will not survive being a min zone7a plant. I also found that Aucuba Japonica did better in shade and coloured well in those conditions. This is one plant that reduces the moisture in it...
by andym
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca brevifolia
Replies: 274
Views: 114569
Great Britain

Hi Aaron a belated thanks for showing your beautiful J trees ... Yucca Brevifolia. Sorry to hear you had problems with damage on some of your plants. Presumably the temperature issue does not happen in their own natural habitat? Just thought I'd let you know that on this side of the Atlantic that Sp...
by andym
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: What tree is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2214
Great Britain

I used to grow this species and found it to be the last shrub to lose its foliage and the first plant to produce new shoots/leaves in the Springtime. Almost Evergreen but not quite.My specimen had a creamy white flacking bark and shone like a beacon in the Winter gloom.
by andym
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Who is being affected by this awesome long fall?
Replies: 12
Views: 5740
Great Britain

Similar this side of the Atlantic... very mild weather which is now being driven by the jet stream so lots more cloud/wind/rain but crucially arriving from a southwesterly direction. Temps are due to drop as the month progresses. It makes up for an abysmal Summer where the UK had little warmth where...
by andym
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Yucca Elata
Replies: 31
Views: 20244
Great Britain

That is a nice shaped Elata Aaron. Mine does not look that good.... part of the problem being a rapidly growing Trachycarpus Nova which is blocking out light....bad positioning I guess :oops:
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by andym
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca Decipiens and Filifera
Replies: 4
Views: 3194
Great Britain

Hi Aaron... Since my original thread I have bought two Yucca Filifera and a Yucca Decipiens. One perished before last Winter (Crown rot) and the other is still in a pot. The decipiens survived last Winter but with a lot of basal leaf rot. Sadly will have to be covered this Winter. Some pics of my ne...
by andym
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My yuccas 2015 (lots of pics!)
Replies: 24
Views: 12300
Great Britain

Hi Edwin.... those Yuccas really look good and the pictures have an amazing clarity to them. No favourites there, I'd have them all in my garden. Lets hope the Winter is kinder for you.
by andym
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My best yucca rostrata
Replies: 85
Views: 46523
Great Britain

Aaron.... they both look good and looks like three heads forming on the blue Yucca. I am not used to seeing Rostrata flowering so young, probably a climate thing? I have just lost a trunked green Rostrata after flowering a few years ago perhaps the root system was not good and too much moisture in m...
by andym
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: My musas and tropicannas
Replies: 3
Views: 2256
Great Britain

Amazing growth for one season. Is the Cana Red King Humbert?
by andym
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca linearifolia x torreyi hybid
Replies: 1
Views: 1929
Great Britain

Yucca linearifolia x torreyi hybid

I managed to get hold of this hybrid very recently. Its definitely not Torreyi or Linearifolia. Night shot http://s2.postimg.org/66xm1qr2d/IMG_3755.jpg Detail http://s15.postimg.org/vzcgawmvr/IMG_3750.jpg http://s17.postimg.org/m1vbjtzgr/IMG_3751.jpg http://s7.postimg.org/kvuq4rr47/IMG_3752.jpg :D
by andym
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Tetrapanax.... getting bigger
Replies: 6
Views: 3383
Great Britain

Yes Jim... they are nothing to write home about, absolutely no colour to them... must be the most unexciting flowers ever.
by andym
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Tetrapanax.... getting bigger
Replies: 6
Views: 3383
Great Britain

Igor.... nice to hear from you, I hope you are well. I had a rare flowering last year as normally rain and cold kills the flowers

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Jim..... I look forward to seeing Tetrapanax in your superb garden.
by andym
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: This summer has been amazing!
Replies: 10
Views: 3141
Great Britain

Lovely pics Jim.... your garden could be somewhere from the deep south... just a shame about them pesky Winters. Ensetes don't like cold wet Winters. Ensete Montbelliardi will take a few degrees of frost and is probably the hardiest of the Species My own Ensete Ventricosum "Maurelli" has and is stil...
by andym
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Tetrapanax.... getting bigger
Replies: 6
Views: 3383
Great Britain

Tetrapanax.... getting bigger

I've had this plant for a good few years now. It was cut to the ground in the perma freeze of Dec'10 and was knocked back in the 2011/12 Winter also. But after that it has grown and grown. In warmer gardens they can become a pest. For sure this plant needs its own space http://s30.postimg.org/5flpw6...
by andym
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca flaccida x 'reverchonii-thompsoniana'
Replies: 98
Views: 42605
Great Britain

Hi Tim...... thanks for your tips. I currently have Yucca Pallida in flower and a Recurvifolia. I don't seem to have a lot of pollen on either plant and I don't have any liquid on the pistols either. Is this perhaps due to my miserable Summers?
by andym
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Agave
Replies: 49
Views: 23624
Great Britain

Chad.... even though I'm zone 8a I don't get off that lightly. Despite a -7C min I've lost one of my oldest Agaves which I had for 5 years in the ground.. Agave Montana and even managed leaf burn on Agave havardiana. http://s23.postimg.org/jmvy2hxp3/IMG_3483.jpg http://s16.postimg.org/ky5rwamfl/IMG_...
by andym
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10568
Great Britain

Looking forward to warmer weather here but its not been too cold... a -7C min... much warmer elsewhere in the UK. It looks like an east /west split regarding the weather in your parts with the west throwing the correct dice. Keep in there Tim... just think of all that heat you'll have this Summer :D
by andym
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: How did your yucca elatas fair?
Replies: 10
Views: 5115
Great Britain

Well 8' would cover most of my Yuccas :shock: We had our first settled snow here yesterday.... 2" to be precise :lol: My trunked Elata is still settling in although one stem flowered last year. Its being somewhat light starved by a quickly growing Trachycarpus Nova below it on a steep slope.
by andym
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 23703
Great Britain

A lot of news over here about a major Snow storm on the East coast supposedly the worst in living memory is due this weekend. Mildish here currently but a trough by midweek cold weather and snow here and by the weekend a direct Northerly straight from the Artic. Enjoy that warmth Erik :D
by andym
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 23703
Great Britain

Well those Winter troughs have to go somewhere. Me ..... I prefer the ridges which send those cold troughs somewhere else. That said we were the coldest in the UK yesterday with Benson near me recording 13F..... still no snow here all Winter :D