Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet

 

About Supporting Members FUP (Please Read) The GoStatic Reference Hub
Go Back   Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet > The Lounge > General Discussion > Hobbies

Hobbies Do you have a hobby? Discuss it here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24-08-2011, 15:19
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,802
Default Garden stuff ... I'm amazed!

Well, after last winter's temperatures falling below -20 around my home, all three of my HUGE cordylines (forgive the spelling) were 'presumed dead'...
I (O/H) cut them to about 4' and blow me down... Two are growing back from the ground!!!!

All hope had been lost, but I (he) refused to accept the worst, so we left them... Anyone else's risen like a 'phoenix'?
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 25-08-2011, 17:49
Kermit Kermit is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 28
Default

We made the mistake of not brushing the snow off our cordylines. They were dead as a dodo and the trunks were rotted. We'll know better next time!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25-08-2011, 21:45
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,802
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
We made the mistake of not brushing the snow off our cordylines. They were dead as a dodo and the trunks were rotted. We'll know better next time!
I am guilty of the same offence 'mi lud' and I thought MY trunks had rotted (that just sounds so wrong! lol)
I am now the proud owner of green fingers AND a silver tongue!
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25-08-2011, 22:24
TreeTops's Avatar
TreeTops TreeTops is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tree Tops, Gwespyr, North Wales
Posts: 2,244
Default

I pulled mine up, thinking it was dead, and chucked in a bucket. Blow me if it did'nt start growing again.
__________________

You Can Find Us In The Following Places:
Website -- Flickr Album -- FaceBook -- Blog -- Twitter -- YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25-08-2011, 22:29
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,802
Default

You threw your trunks in a bucket?? lol
I read up on the internet what to do with mine, that's why we (he) cut them down to about 4' they do look a bit strange, but once the new growth is big enough that's apparently when you should chop the rest
I still have one red and one green both growing from the base ...
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26-08-2011, 05:24
dasboot dasboot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Towyn North Wales..where the Brummies meet the Scousers.
Posts: 4,411
Default

Last winter was baaaad.I have spent lots of money this year replacing shrubs planted in parks and gardens we laid out last autumn for customers.We have bore the brunt of the cost even though we have a policy not to replace due to harsh weather or vandalism.Fuschia and Daphne are the ones that seem to be the ones that suffered most.
__________________
Semper in excretum sum sed alta variat.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26-08-2011, 05:30
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,802
Default

'Good on ya' Booty! I also lost my fav clematis that has successfully moved house with us twice ... I cant bring myself to dig it up just incase it decides to spring back into life
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26-08-2011, 05:53
dasboot dasboot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Towyn North Wales..where the Brummies meet the Scousers.
Posts: 4,411
Default

If it aint 'sprung' yet ang then its a gonner.I've seen woody shrubs come back from the grave but a clematis hasn't got much to it.
Replace with a good hardy variety like Montana or Nelly Moser.
__________________
Semper in excretum sum sed alta variat.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 26-08-2011, 08:04
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,802
Default

It was a montana, and had survived through house moves, so i'll. Try another one... Thanks :-)
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 26-08-2011, 09:29
stu1 stu1 is offline
Departed Friend
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,066
Default

Hey i thought i"d lost some Bamboo plants around me koi pond...there now 6ft high and as thick as Darrens wallet lol.....laughed yesterday when in a garden centre at winter flowering pansies in full bloom!

atb Stu
__________________
[url]http://stuartcrawfordart.weebly.com/[/url]

[COLOR="Red"]I've learnt to handle stressful situations like a dog...
if I can't eat it or play with it, I just p-e on it and walk away[/COLOR];)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

West Coast Windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garden Furniture Bathbelle Owning A Caravan 2 26-01-2016 23:25
Selling stuff TURNER Shopping 18 09-01-2016 15:02
Keys collected, Stuff transferred, Now a static owner! simcom Owning A Caravan 10 01-11-2012 14:22
Getting my stuff together cornish rattler General Discussion 16 01-09-2012 22:49
Stuff to do over Easter Hols. eddiesolo Owning A Caravan 27 12-04-2012 12:31


All times are GMT. The time now is 17:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.