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by Axel
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: The area around Kew

The truth is that there are many Trachycarpus Fortunei in all parts of London but it's actually quite dissapointing how uninspired the residents of the borough of Kew seem to be when it comes to planting anything slightly exotic in their world famous area! At least there is one nice armata in the a...
by Axel
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: The area around Kew

Thanks for posting. Yes, this is the ' worn out' look that some trachies unfortunately have. That's why i posted these links from the Kew area, they look really good. In fact some of them have that suisse/northern Italy look, something you will hardly ever see in coastal area's in the UK. The coasta...
by Axel
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: The area around Kew

Hi Kata,
The first? Just a fortunei but really one of the best i have seen. Layers of perfect stiff fronds all the way down. A Trachycarpus like that is hard to beat.

In fact, im not certain if a washingtonia can look much better in London than this Trachycarpus.
by Axel
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Hi Bill, do you mean Torbay dazzlers when you say yellow striped cordy's. I always understood they were more tender than red star.
by Axel
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Thanks all, yes i remember Dave B having a large red cordy (untill 2010 i believe) whereas his garden couldnt support a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP longterm. Could it be that the older red cordy's (planted in the 90's) are purpurea and not red star? Could that explain some red cordy's surviving in Sout...
by Axel
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 809

hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Hi all, I noticed that the UK area's which can grow Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's undamaged such as southern coastal locations and central London all have large red cordyline's as well. Would you say they are equally hardy or do you know examples of large red cordyline's in area's that cannot support P...
by Axel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 1982

Re: A debate

If you speak about Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's and compare the situation of the UK to France you will see a comparable picture more or less (albeit with a hotter growing season). Phoenix canariensis in france grows roughly from the (immediate) western coastal area's in Brittany all the way down to th...
by Axel
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: UV index 3 from ~14 March

Perhaps the distribution of light in very dry air isn't hampered by tiny (water)particles as much?
by Axel
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: UV index 3 from ~14 March

Exactly, that is what i meant. Sun angles are only part of it. There is something different. For example California is famous for it's light but florida isn't. Same angles, diffent atmosphere. It's not the proximity of the sea (although coastal locations have brighter light in general compared to in...
by Axel
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: UV index 3 from ~14 March

Thanks very interesting. I see that the differnce in sun angles is minimal, but still i notice the light is different in france.
Could it be that the light in france in general is intenser than in Amsterdan due to more clear Atlantic air?
by Axel
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 3942

Re: UV index 3 from ~14 March

I was in Paris the last few days and the sun was notably stronger than in Amsterdam. Even when shining through the clouds you could feel the burn on your face, in Amsterdam the sun is weaker and the light is paler too, even on sunny days. The sunshine in Paris seems more intense, lighting up the are...
by Axel
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What's this palm in St. James' Park?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: What's this palm in St. James' Park?

Arent't there more roebs in tubs in central London? Here it is a quite popular plant to put outside during summer and a lot of people just leave them outside during winter. I know a couple of larger ones around here which look healthy at the moment. Normally they wouldnt stand a chance ofcourse, but...
by Axel
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What's this palm in St. James' Park?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: What's this palm in St. James' Park?

yes roebelenii, I wouldnt be surprised if these survive in central London. I noticed one in a large stone pot against a housewall in Kensington which looked like it had been there for some years.
by Axel
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE Washingtonia palms in UK ? pics/links and info
Replies: 22
Views: 4257

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

This article has a picture of a couple of larger Robusta's in London:

http://davisla.wordpress.com/2012/01/20 ... a-robusta/