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by wintomato
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5712

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

in that case, you should bid on one of these!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHOENIX-CANAR ... 4617c11a72
by wintomato
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5712

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

I was surprised how many huge phoenix c's there were growing in people's tiny front gardens in Leytonstone in East London. Trunks starting to form. And there's a tree sized one in front of Hackney town hall of course.
by wintomato
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Measuring the weather/temp
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Measuring the weather/temp

Great gear. I felt. Bit of a geek with my device and app, but can tell I am an amateur compared to you guys. Excellent home made equipment!
by wintomato
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Measuring the weather/temp
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Measuring the weather/temp

hi It seems to me that a lot of people growing plants sensitive to low temperatures are using some sort of thermometer to establish what the temperate is/was and what the plants survive and what temp it goes down to to have a damaging effect. Am interested in what people are using to monitor the wea...
by wintomato
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info
Replies: 22
Views: 4274

Re: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info

I live in East London and have been tracking the temp in my garden, it has only got down to 0/1C about 3-4 times this winter, not sure I needed to bother covering the tree fern at all. A washingtonia is definitely on my shopping list this spring. Not really seeing much choice any where, all about th...
by wintomato
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Howea, hardiness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Howea, hardiness

I should add that this will be staying in a pot. The rest of the garden, while sheltered from things like wind, is south facing, and gets plenty of sunshine in the summer, which would also not do the howea any good

thanks a lot
by wintomato
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Howea, hardiness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Howea, hardiness

thanks for the responses. As you can see from the link above, these are some of the oldest/largest howeas I’ve seen on sale and at a price that makes it difficult to not buy 1. I have no room indoors, and a sheltered spot it can share with my tree fern in East London. It’s only been frosty twice so ...
by wintomato
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Howea, hardiness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Howea, hardiness

Thanks very much. I'll go along with that response, since it tells me what I want to hear!
by wintomato
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Howea, hardiness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Howea, hardiness

Hi I am clutching at straws here, as i feel i know the answer, but in case anyone else hasn't noticed, there are some lovely Howea's for sale on ebay for £19.95 plus delivery. 1.5m tall, in colchester. I would love to get one, but don’t really have the space indoors, and it is the wrong time of year...
by wintomato
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree fern feed.
Replies: 44
Views: 2940

Re: Tree fern feed.

Actually. I think I get it apologies. Just need to find chicken pellets before spring.
by wintomato
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree fern feed.
Replies: 44
Views: 2940

Re: Tree fern feed.

Dicksonia antarctica's need loads of water (although not in winter) and protection from -5C and below in winter. Don't add anything to the crown and they don't need lots of fertiliser, less is more when it comes to ferts with tree ferns. Thanks. Yes, could be the beginning of an addiction. What you ...
by wintomato
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Tree fern feed.
Replies: 44
Views: 2940

Re: Tree fern feed.

Hi Mind if I piggy back this thread? I have just got a lovely dicksonia Antarctica and since this is nearing the end of feeding season, I have some maxicrop cactus feed, that seems to be mostly seaweed, plus other nutrients. Likely to be ok for my tree fern? Mine will stay in its pot til at least ne...
by wintomato
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Dicksonia antartica protection
Replies: 38
Views: 4855

Re: Dickinson antartica protection

I'm investigating adding a tree fern to my garden, and checking out hardiness, but assume I will not run into the same problems that you are having in terms of the right and proper protection, as I am in Stratford east london, so although last winter felt really quite cold (especially indoors!) I ha...
by wintomato
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chammy in centre of Lawn**
Replies: 35
Views: 3435

Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Jezza. Lovely garden pic. Those banana (?) trees look fantastic. What are they exactly? ( sorry, off topic but am not allowed to send PM's from my profile yet)
Thanks
by wintomato
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?
Replies: 27
Views: 2835

Re: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 14&t=16018
Here's where I saw that bit of info, although no indication of what discolouration there was specifically.