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by Rob S
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

Troppoz wrote:You have roebellinii in your garden Nathan? Is it planted out?

Unlikely i imagine! :shock:
by Rob S
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Monty_ on overwintering tropicals
Replies: 41
Views: 2233

Re: Monty_ on overwintering tropicals

Most of these presenters and so-called gardening experts deal with popular plants, the bread and butter of the plant world and have little practical knowledge of the kind of 'exotics' we are interested in whereas the forums like this one and one or two others will have many members with far more use...
by Rob S
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A quality Trachycarpus Fortunei specimen in my area...
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: A quality Trachycarpus Fortunei specimen in my area...

If the leaves are green and healthy why would you want to remove them? Leave them on i say!
by Rob S
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

Rob, do you know why Peter's butia died? I remember a picture of it, it was planted in the backgarden a bit further down the garden than the washy which is close to the house. It couldnt have been killed by cold could it? Axel Axel, Peter has no idea why his Butia died and it certainly had nothing ...
by Rob S
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

So the seeds you had from Peters Butia didn't germinate for you either Nigel? My Butia has been planted out for around 15yrs now but not flowered yet, i keep on hoping...maybe next year!
by Rob S
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

Rob I germinated a butia seed produced in the UK. It was from Jon Kenahans Butia in sussex, and it was the year we had the long hot summer, 2002? I had 1 kg of seeds, most were not mature but 1 germinated. As far as I know it remains the only UK produced Butia. Yes Nigel, John Kenahan was also the ...
by Rob S
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New palms from UK saved seed
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: New palms from UK saved seed

There are several people on the EPS forums who have seedlings from the Phoenix Canariensis growing in Southsea! I have recently heard of one person who claims to have had success with Butia although there are friends of mine in both Essex and Middlesex who have had plants produce fruit regularly but...
by Rob S
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CIPD Torquay
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: CIPD Torquay

This is a fantastic big plant that is in superb condition;

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=egerton ... ,39.2,,0,0
by Rob S
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CIPD Torquay
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: CIPD Torquay

Even the Fulham tree was slightly damaged last winter, nothing serious though;
by Rob S
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Advice to all members
Replies: 47
Views: 2157

Re: Advice to all members

I'm an admirer of Ian Hislop too!
by Rob S
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

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Think there are 2 small plants each side of trunk!
by Rob S
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

This Washingtonia is about a 10 minute walk away from my house by the sea on the Thames Estuary, undamaged the last few winters and no protection, South facing;
by Rob S
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

Yes there are a lot of large Yucca Eliphantipes in West London, this is one of the larger ones;
by Rob S
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

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Different angle
by Rob S
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

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Nice Washy in Little Venice, London