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by Rob S
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5680

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

There are some really nice large CIDPs in Torquay and Falmouth plus lots of other palms as well so It would be interesting to have some pictures of them as well. Have we no forum members in those areas? Also the largest J Chilensis in Europe growing outside in northern Europe is found in the Channe...
by Rob S
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

One of mine has also been planted out for around 20 years, was a small specimen with no trunk but has now around 5 feet of trunk! I have another that was planted out around 10 years ago already with about 3 feet of trunk now has between 6-7 feet of trunk, both in full sun so take from that what you...
by Rob S
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

Steph, Do you mean the trunk height or overall? Were talking trunk height - Chamearops Humilis. This one was planted around 20 years ago. It already had about 2 feet of trunk. It now measures 4 feet of trunk. Sure, if you add the leaf height it is 7 feet tall. One of mine has also been planted out ...
by Rob S
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 19
Views: 2488

Re: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

GREVILLE wrote:Located in Egerton Cresent, the Butia has a perfect microclimate. (Note the superb Phoenix canariensis_CIDP nearby).
Yes Greville the Phoenix is certainly one of the biggest and best in London, pic of it also taken yesterday in the Large Px thread!
by Rob S
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 19
Views: 2488

Re: LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

A nice Butia growing in Knightsbridge, West London
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Butia
by Rob S
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5680

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

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Phoenix Canariensis, Knightsbridge
by Rob S
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5680

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

A fantastic award winning exotic garden in Knightsbridge, West London
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Phoenix Canariensis, Knightsbridge
by Rob S
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.
Replies: 44
Views: 5680

Re: LARGE PHOENIX CANARIENSIS PALMS IN THE UK.

Took this picture yesterday, one of the few large Phoenix Canariensis on Canvey Island, Essex that made it through the winter of 2011/12 albeit with severe damage which explains the somewhat stunted new growth, hopefully by the end of this summer it will be back to it's former glory! The trunk is ar...
by Rob S
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best palm for pots
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Best palm for pots

You didn't state indoor or outdoor palms!
by Rob S
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1625

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

Thanks GB for your comments. A little surprised though to hear that you studied ancient and modern languages - did you actually finish the course? First class honours, thanks for asking. Let me know if I can help you with anything else you might not know. Back to the topic, a dear friend of mine an...
by Rob S
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:53 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!
by Rob S
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The area around Kew
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: The area around Kew

Many years ago;

https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=londen&ll ... ,,1,0&z=19

Nice Trachycarpus to the left, really come on!

And across the road;

https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=londen&ll ... ,,0,0&z=19
by Rob S
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Feed it, cherish it and take good care of it over winter as they are not so very hardy. We had two beauties both Butia Capitata which were over 5ft tall when we lost them in the first harsh winter because we did not protect with fleece. :cry: A few mild winter do not a tropical climate make! :roll:...
by Rob S
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: New Butia beast is home! Need a feed?

Dig a hole, sunny spot, water it, enjoy it, simple, no fuss!
Butis is a seriously underated and underused palm here, mine has been growing outside in Essex for nearly twenty years and has only ever had mild leaf burn once in that time!