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by RozDevon
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6382
Views: 167144

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

A very cold day today, 5c all day. Very cold NW wind too.
Then thisafternoon a heavy shower of enormous hail stones! The ground was white. No wonder it felt cold!
Nothing tender going out here yet!
by RozDevon
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Oh, you know about living with high winds then! Its heartbreaking at times, seeing things battered and smashed! The three gardens I have made over my gardening life have been high up and exposed to winds! The Butia is going out in the middle of the front garden, which has a large circle of mini chip...
by RozDevon
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Around this area, due to the fierce winds lately, the floppy leaved fortunei palms are looking dreadfully damaged and brown.
I think the stiffer waggie leaf looks more durable and seem to stay stiff looking and not all floppy on the ends like the fortunei.
Will see what happens in a few years time!!!!
by RozDevon
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Well, just been out and measured the new babies vital statistics. They had a breezy and wet night in the back garden last night and look chirpy this morning! Leaving them in their pots for a few weeks as we are off to Goa on 8th March for two weeks and will plant them when we get back. Trachycarpus ...
by RozDevon
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Have just had delivered a beautiful Trachycarpus waggy and butia capitata!
Really gorgeous plants, loads of leaves and looking so healthy!
Got them from George as recommended and we are both so pleased with them.
Now the hard work digging the holes begins!
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: photos from today
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: photos from today

Ha ha Mr List! Looks like lots of murders in your area!! Are you connected to NCIS??????
Seriously, your garden is so lush! Love the height you have achieved, my goal this year is to FEED, FEED, and get some lush growth and tropical lushness!!!!!!
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden

Thats really sad!
Can it be restored and rescued?
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.

Can you grow camellias? If you make a big hole and fill with ericaceas compost and feed they do really well, beautiful exotic flowers early and lovely trouble free foliage. Photinia Red Robin. Ceanothus. Viburnum tinus , plain and variegated. Hollies. Plenty of variety, biodiversity and all that goo...
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6382
Views: 167144

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

After some lovely sunny days the rain is throwing itself at the windows again with a vengeance, very windy.
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just been out to inspect the garden.
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: Just been out to inspect the garden.

We got rid of our front lawn and replaced it with a circle of membrane covered with mini chipped bark and it looks really good. Top it up every year with some bags and just have to scoop the edges up from the beds now and then and weed a bit, the roots dont go down at all, so thats easy. Going to ge...
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just been out to inspect the garden.
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: Just been out to inspect the garden.

We've had some nice sunny days and its been lovely to get out there again without the wind and rain! I've noticed this week that the burnt/salt damage to the leaves of evergreen things and others is now showing far worse than just after the last horrendous storm blew through. I have a portuguese lau...
by RozDevon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Thanks Redsquirrel, I'm going to ring George tomorrow. He has a good price on waggies at the moment.
I'll mention your "name"!
by RozDevon
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your favorite gardening chore
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Planting out a "new baby" and anticipating its potential beauty! Second comes power washing the terracotta edging on top of low walls and matching paving slabs. They get all green and licheny in the winter here and its so satisfying to blast it off and see it all nice and mediterranean like again fo...
by RozDevon
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Wow! Thanks so much for your help! Thats so helpful to look at the two side by side, we have agreed that the waggy is the one for us, we like the shape of the leaves, and as its quite windy here I think its the better choice. I've made comparisons with all the websites given on here, hours of fun! :...
by RozDevon
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3363

Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?

Looking to spend largish amount of dosh on a Trachycarpus for the back garden. Now, my OH wants the one that has long stems sprouting out of the side of the trunk and leaning out horizontally. I've an unlabelled Trachycarpus about 2 foot trunk height, it has very stiff leaves vertically and they don...