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by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei and chamaerops excelsa
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: Trachycarpus fortunei and chamaerops excelsa

The ones I saw labeled chamaerops excelsa seemed more leggy with longer branches and raggy leaves and the Trachycarpus fortunei seemed stronger, more stocky plants. However down the next aisle there were palms marked Trachycarpus fortunei that looked like the above description of chamaerops excelsa....
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei and chamaerops excelsa
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Trachycarpus fortunei and chamaerops excelsa

What is the difference between these palms? I've seen both that look very similar in garden centres etc, are they really so diiferent, help please.
by cheshirepalms
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello From Ellesmere Port!
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: Hello From Ellesmere Port!

Congratulations for your garden ! Your Phoenix may grow fast , what kind of citrus do you have ? And have these in pots in the greenhouse (some as seedlings) -Washingtonia robusta -Trachycarpus fortune -Olea europaea -citrus (clementine) -citrus (lemon) -figs -Musa basjoo In addition I've been able...
by cheshirepalms
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello From Ellesmere Port!
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: Hello From Ellesmere Port!

hi stephen, have you any pictures of your garden on here as I think we have a very similar climate, so I can see what can be grown up in this area?
by cheshirepalms
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello From Ellesmere Port!
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: Hello From Ellesmere Port!

We tend to be 2/3 degrees milder on nights than central Cheshire on average, but perhaps 1/2 degrees lower on sunny days than inland cheshire. I think because the Mersey estuary is only a mile away it definitely gives us a coastal type climate for the uk.
by cheshirepalms
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hello From Ellesmere Port!
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Hello From Ellesmere Port!

So glad I've found this site, the information and ideas are amazing! I have recently moved into a house, where for the first time I can have a garden. I've all ways been into growing tropical and sub tropical plants, but have in the past been limited to pots. The garden was a mess when we moved in, ...