Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

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Nikkib4492

Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:37 am

(Second time posted as I posted it in the Newbie Forum) :roll:
Hi All, I'm not a very keen gardener but I have two CPDP in my front garden which is surrounded with gravel. They are approx two years old now and have been planted in the ground. They were doing really well here in Croydon, Surrey until the Snow struck (they were unprotected). Since then all the outside leafs are brown, but I have noticed new leafs forming in the centre. The real question is...

1) Do I just cut off the old branches to reveal the fresh leafs? (It would look terrible)
2) Do you know of a Good feed that would help?
3) What is the best way to protect it in the winter months?

Please Help...

Nikki

kata

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by kata » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:41 am

I wrote to this post then got

The requested topic does not exist.

Did you delete it? :(

Welcome to the forum!!

Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:46 am

Yes, sorry I put it in the Newbie Forum by accident then deleted it. Sorry I'm Not good with Computers, I'm trying to put a picture up of my CPDP but the photo is too big.

Nikki

Nathan

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nathan » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:52 am

Hi Nikki,

If there is no green left on the brown leaves then I would cut them off as they wont be helping the palms (not photosynthesizing). Phoenix canariensis appreciate lots of water during the summer, so they shouldnt need any feed, but if you have have a general multi purpose fertilizer such as Miracle Grow, then it woldn't hurt to give them some of this. You could also try watering them with warm water as this can also stimulate more growth...

As for protecting them, well it depends on their size. Smaller ones can be wrapped in fleece (or even a blanket) & larger ones have their fronds pulled up together & then wrapped. Though you should only wrap them when it is cold, don't keep them wrapped all winter as rot will set in...

kata

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by kata » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:54 am

I can help with the Image,

We will presume your using a digital camera, you have the image on the camera. Or your computer.

Have you got a photo editor like Photoshop?

If so bring up your image in the software. Edit it out all the unwanted space around the image with the crop tool. Then go to image and resize to 800x600.

If the height is say 700 or more make the width so it says the bottom height is 600. you may have to drop to as little as 500 in width to get the 600 height.

Or try this online resize then save it in the harddrive on the desktop so you know where it is.
http://www.picresize.com/
Browse will then find it here.
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Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:56 am

Thank you Nathan, I take it I cut the palms right back to the Trunk?

Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:19 am

Finally... This is a photo of My PCDP in Croydon Surrey.
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Phoenix Carariensis. Croydon Surrey
Phoenix Carariensis. Croydon Surrey

kata

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by kata » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:25 am

:ahhh!: :ahhh!: Oh c*** thats bad looking,

I see green though.

Do as Nathan suggested.

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Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:29 am

tell me about it... i've got another one the other side of the path. My neighbour has one that is looking the same and that has only been planted 6mths. It will look funny when the brown leafs are removed, but lets hope it helps.

kata

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by kata » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:34 am

Hmmm..

Strange things happening this summer. My Acer is completely defoliated by something, gardner thought sun but its been in shade. Dunno, its been well watered and fed.

I have Cycas varigated, only two leaves on there not. I may cut down the browned off leaves.

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Nathan

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nathan » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:49 am

Nikkib4492 wrote:Thank you Nathan, I take it I cut the palms right back to the Trunk?
Yes cut the leaves back as far as you can icon_thumleft

sanatic1234

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:01 pm

Nikkib4492 wrote:Finally... This is a photo of My PCDP in Croydon Surrey.
Considering the winter it has been through it has done extremely well nikki. Well done!

Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:30 pm

Thank you all for your posts, I'll give your tips a go and see how I get on. It's going to take a lot to get it back to looking half decent. :roll:

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Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:08 am

If you can get some extra heat into it by using a cloche or similar, that would aid it greatly.

Nikkib4492

Re: Phoenix Canariensis (Silly Question)

Post by Nikkib4492 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:08 pm

tell me about it... i've got another one the other side of the path. My neighbour has one that is looking the same and that has only been planted 6mths. It will look funny when the brown leafs are removed, but lets hope it helps.

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