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by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!

You are correct, I did purchase them from trebrown, along with their germinated ceroxylon, I stubbled across their site by accident. I've been wanting to go to tresco for quite some time now, one day! I'm always looking at pictures of the island with admiration. Still quite new to exotics, but my pa...
by cichlidfish
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: NiKau Palm seed spouting after 4 days in water?!

How are the nikau seedlings now? I've recently purchased some already germinated south island seeds and planted them up. They have not grown anything noticeable yet, are they really that slow? I have other palm seedlings growing fast.
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Hi there, new member

I shall be interested to see how your Bismarckia does this summer keep us posted. What temperature did you germinate the Bismarckia at. I'll be interested how it gets on too. I bought 5 seeds but this was the only one that germinated after couple months at about 25c (my propogater can't heat much h...
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Ravenala madagascariensis
Replies: 41
Views: 2871

Re: Ravenala madagascariensis

Congrats on your germination Kristen icon_thumleft I've still got my two and have now bought them into my heated conservatory. Checked the night-time temp the other day and it was 11 degrees when heating had been off for a while. When I grew them previously, I used to bring them into the conservato...
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Seeds palms
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: Seeds palms

I find it quite satisfying growing from seed, though I know it can be a painfully long wait. I have a trachycarpus oreophilis that is probably a year and half old and only just growing its 3rd juvenile leaf. But then I have washingtonia that are on the 4th leaf after only a couple months.
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Growing tips, hints, and discussions
Topic: Seeds palms
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: Seeds palms

I know what you mean Ive just b brought back a load of seeds and seedlings that I picked up whilst on holiday, but I am aware that for me its a complete wast of time. I shall never see any of them grow to a decent size, but i just cant help myself, my hand just keeps reaching out and picking them u...
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Hi there, new member

jungle jas wrote:I'd say the cocoa and the Bismarckia.

Thanks I may take you up on the advice. icon_thumright
I used to help run a specialised marine centre, I am fairly experienced with most aspects of fishkeeping.
by cichlidfish
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Hi there, new member

They are more of a challenge than most, but so far so good. The bismarkia germinated end of November i think, and is just starting its second juvenile leaf. The cocoa tree is about 2.5 feet tall, maybe taller. I've had it for a couple years and grew it from seed. They are a bit tempermental with col...
by cichlidfish
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Hi there, new member

Well if you need any advice regarding marines I can help. Rewarding when you do it right.

Which of the seedlings were you thinking was challenging?
by cichlidfish
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 2925

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Torquay have quite a lot of palms.
by cichlidfish
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: Hi there, new member

Thanks everyone, I will dig out some pictures to share of my garden (and fish icon_fish ). still not sure how to upload icon_scratch I'm still quite new to exotics so lots to learn, i have a small garden here but i work on my mums garden in essex too, so 2 different garden types to experiment with. ...
by cichlidfish
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 2925

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Wow really is the world of palms. Last place i would expect to see palms is Russia, then again it is a large country with a wide temperature range depending on where you are. Looks like Sochi would be worth a visit.
by cichlidfish
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info
Replies: 22
Views: 4031

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

There are some large ones on the isle of wight in ventnor botanical gardens, i have some pictures which i will add once i figure out how to get them on here....or maybe i'm not allowed just yet being a new member?
by cichlidfish
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi there, new member
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Hi there, new member

Hi there everyone, new member here from Brighton. :)