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by Rob S
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How to be put off growing Tropicals!
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: How to be put off growing Tropicals!

It certainly has made me think twice about standing under my Washingtonia next time i get someone in to trim it! :wink:
by Rob S
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

Sorry, which London park is it in? Can you get a pic? Thanks
by Rob S
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The biggest and best unprotected washy on mainland uk
Replies: 23
Views: 2156

Re: The biggest and best unprotected washy in the uk

Some would say that the unprotected Phoenix Theophrastii with nearly 1m of trunk is even more impressive in it's rarity alone! Oh yes and the Washingtonia was grown from seed and planted as a small plant, never protected and not imported like this from Spain! :shock: Think Dave will approve!
by Rob S
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Front garden update August
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Bamboo, Chamaerops Humilis and Trachycarpus Wagnerianus all spring to mind as the main focal point!
by Rob S
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo what's wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Musa Basjoo what's wrong?

There's not much point worrying at this time of year and you might want to start thinking of some winter protection, then when the frosts are over in the spring you can uncover it, feed it, water it and enjoy next years growth when it should really start to take off! Who knows in another few years y...
by Rob S
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Couple of quick questions
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Couple of quick questions

I would say it will be excellent for plants and may actually expand the amount of varieties you can grow reading the information!
by Rob S
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Beckenham Butia
Replies: 16
Views: 1532

Re: Beckenham Butia

Good to see a large Butia, far too under used in the UK!
by Rob S
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A few pics from Penzance
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: A few pics from Penzance

Did you see the big Phoenix outside the Hospital? These pics are from 2009 on Google so they must be huge now!

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=penzanc ... 42.06,,0,0
by Rob S
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 8329

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

This Washingtonia had been here on the North side of the Thames Estuary for many years, never protected and was doing well but last winter finished it off, just the trunk there now, such a shame; http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=burgess ... 2,23.61,,0, Likewise this one which was a few miles across t...
by Rob S
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: exotics in southampton,no 4. agave americana.
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: exotics in southampton,no 4. agave americana.

Thought you may be interested in seeing this front garden quite close to where i live, some big specimens and dozens of smaller ones as well as pups out of view; http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=vaughn+ ... 4,,1,12.96 And another on the seafront ; http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=westcli ... 50.91,,0,0
by Rob S
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is it too late? (Trachycarpus planting)
Replies: 37
Views: 1307

Re: Is it too late? (Trachycarpus planting)

Plant them out now and they'll be fine especially where you are, you've got a few months of prime growing season left yet, do it!
by Rob S
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Long / Wide Frond Plam for UK suggestions

If you are still young!!!!!!!!!!! There is only one feather palm for UK climate, Jubaea! Plant it and forget it for the next twenty years. :lol: icon_thumright I've already got one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Don't think you can plant one in Suffolk and forget it for twenty years with complete confiden...
by Rob S
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Look how tall Trachys get in California
Replies: 40
Views: 2450

Re: Look how tall Trachys get in California

The tallest Trachycarpus in the UK at present are officialy located in Trebah and were recently measured at a height of 14.75 metres apparently! I believe that's 48ft!
by Rob S
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.
Replies: 45
Views: 2212

Re: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.

That would be very interesting and also to know if it is still around with any recent pics?