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by Rob S
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.
Replies: 45
Views: 2195

Re: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.

Washies are not tough enough even for Southsea imo. They need volcanos and ceriferas though. Try telling that to my Washingtonia planted 10 years ago & never been protected :wink: Even small ones planted in Southsea have come through the last few cold winters too... The record low in Southsea (from...
by Rob S
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Why does this Waggy look like this!?
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: Why does this Waggy look like this!?

I presume the Waggy and stump you refer to are the ones situated just inside the Main gate at Kew, that is on the semi-circle at Kew Green? Can you confirm this? The only difference i can see between your original pic and the ones you use for reference is that the as i said before the former has bee...
by Rob S
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Why does this Waggy look like this!?
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: Why does this Waggy look like this!?

None of the Trachycarpus at Kew get damaged by cold winters, the plant in the picture is extremely old and has indeed been over trimmed, however it is true that very tall old Waggies can look a little unsymetrical with just a small head of leaves!
by Rob S
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pictures of the Trachycarpus from 1845?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Pictures of the Trachycarpus from 1845?

Does anyone have a picture of the quote, "Some of the original palms brought back in 1845 are still standing, and are now over 45 feet tall. " I would love to see them if anyone has pictures, sorry if this has been asked before but I was unable to find pictures anywhere. :alien: According to Kews D...
by Rob S
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 7 foot Phoenix canariensis_CIDP - unprotected in SE London?
Replies: 22
Views: 1950

Re: 7 foot Phoenix canariensis (Phoenix canariensis (Phoenix canariensis_CIDP))

This is not SE London, but there are 'public' CIDPs in Hackney growing out in the open (i.e. not against walls). Not sure if they get protection in the winter. http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/861/dscf0513y.jpg Nice Phoenix, can you tell me the location of these plants in Hackney as i wouldn't mi...