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by Rob S
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Hampton Court Butia
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Hampton Court Butia

Not really twice the size of the Hampton Butia is it but i appreciate your enthusiasm! I believe the Hampton plant is a Yatay and the other is Odorata! Nice find though!
by Rob S
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: who knows of any bargain priced trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 45
Views: 2702

Re: who knows of any bargain priced trachycarpus fortunei

You need a Waggy and this is what i would recommend;

http://www.palmcentre.co.uk/.Trachycarp ... us_TWA.htm
by Rob S
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Hampton Court Butia
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Hampton Court Butia

Well i've looked all around Kingston and up the High Street and i can't see an enormous Butia, can you be more precise?
by Rob S
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Waggy seeds
Replies: 41
Views: 1405

Re: Waggy seeds

billdango wrote:Shame you are not allowed to import seeds into Australia Troppoz.

If you could import seeds then I could send you lots of Waggy seeds from my 3 Waggys.

billdango :D

Why don't you send all your Waggy seeds to me if you don't want them? I will pay all the postage!
by Rob S
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Hampton Court Butia
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Hampton Court Butia

Please do, i'm not familiar with that one!
by Rob S
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Hampton Court Butia
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Hampton Court Butia

While i was in the Hampton Court area on the London/Surrey border last Thursday i went to look at an old Butia that has been in the front garden of a property beside the river for many years and was astonished by how much it had grown and it's pristine condition after a succession of bad winters, in...
by Rob S
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Waggy seeds
Replies: 41
Views: 1405

Re: Waggy seeds

i visited a guy in Miami many years ago who was growing a Waggy and it was very slow growing and not particularly happy with the heat and humidity, only really put on any growth in the Winter!
by Rob S
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Waggy seeds
Replies: 41
Views: 1405

Re: Waggy seeds

I had to smile,after your earlier post about your new incredibly rare exotic palm purchases,you now tell us no.1 on your list is the humble waggy :) If you don't have any luck with germination send me a pm.I have a few spare young seedlings i can send you. Cheers HH, our quarantine laws prevent imp...
by Rob S
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chammy in centre of Lawn**
Replies: 35
Views: 3530

Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

I think as a lawn centre piece i would try to find a large trunked plant with little or no suckers and keep it that way! I also agree that a Trachycarpus Wagnerianus would be a tempting alternative! Something like this would be fantastic; http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=large+ ... 99&ndsp=25
by Rob S
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chammy in centre of Lawn**
Replies: 35
Views: 3530

Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

I think a large trunked Chamaerops makes an excellent centerpiece, in fact one of the best, however i emphasize the word large as small ones can look insignificant for many years!
by Rob S
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Variegated palms
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Variegated palms

Deedee wrote:I like the Pritchardia and a couple of others but that Trachycarpus just looks sick to me :mrgreen:

That's because the Trachycarpus in the picture is sick, it has a virus i believe!
by Rob S
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Fortunei "Kiril"
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Trachycarpus Fortunei "Kiril"

I think suggesting that any Trachycarpus (or any Palm for that matter) would survive -27 unprotected is total fantasy!
by Rob S
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus Fortunei "Kiril"
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Trachycarpus Fortunei "Kiril"

The link doesn't work but isn't this just a Fortunei or Fortunei x Waggy that a guy called Kiril grows in Bulgaria presumably near the Black Sea? Sorry but isn't It a bit like someone i know who grows the sought after Washingtonia 'Dave' variety in Kent!
by Rob S
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Random palm plantings
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Random palm plantings

They look extremely exposed, wonder if they'll ever really look good, i hope so!
by Rob S
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Should I move this Trachycarpus?
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Should I move this Trachycarpus?

Yes i agree with Nigel, leave it where it is it won't damage the steps and will look great in a few years! Looks like a sheltered spot too!