Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

fern Rob

Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by fern Rob » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:27 pm

I think I will be ordering a few Trachycarpus tomorrow.

cordyman

Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by cordyman » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:33 pm

Tom and Shell wrote:Looking Gooooooooooood Cordy, what a whopper :D
will the tree fern not hit it when its unfurled?
Thanks!

long term plan is for a bit of a canopy over the Dicksonia antarctica when palm gets taller, it's my most south facing part of garden so it may appreciate some dappled shade.

cordyman

Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by cordyman » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:34 pm

fern Rob wrote:I think I will be ordering a few Trachycarpus tomorrow.

You converted now icon_scratch icon_cheers

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by bamboo bibb » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:53 pm

very nice, once the bannans out as well you will be fighting your way into the shed if that's what it is on the left,

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by karl66 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Good job m8!!.I think that is a great size to buy them if you can get them at the right money, i dont think you can ever have enough waggy/fortunei in the garden as its a proven palm in the british garden!, when they start flowering & are really established they look awesome. You wont see the true beauty for a couple of years until its grew it's own crown which will be aclimatized to your own garden. karl.

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Post by pdid » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Very nice, I think this one along with the one you dug from Leylnd are two of the best looking trachies on the forum. Well jell icon_thumright

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:24 pm

cordyman wrote:
Tom and Shell wrote:Looking Gooooooooooood Cordy, what a whopper :D
will the tree fern not hit it when its unfurled?
Thanks!

long term plan is for a bit of a canopy over the Dicksonia antarctica when palm gets taller, it's my most south facing part of garden so it may appreciate some dappled shade.
Looks superb!! It will damage the unfurling fronds though, but a small price to pay. icon_thumleft
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

cordyman

Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by cordyman » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:41 pm

bamboo bibb wrote:very nice, once the bannans out as well you will be fighting your way into the shed if that's what it is on the left,

Yeah its a Musa Basjoo, It might only be me but I quite like the idea of having to fight my way into the shed past my Trachycarpus and musa :lol: :lol: I think i've finally lost it :oops: icon_cheers

karl66 wrote:Good job m8!!.I think that is a great size to buy them if you can get them at the right money, i dont think you can ever have enough waggy/fortunei in the garden as its a proven palm in the british garden!, when they start flowering & are really established they look awesome. You wont see the true beauty for a couple of years until its grew it's own crown which will be aclimatized to your own garden. karl.

Look at pic two Karl, that smaller Trachycarpus has been there since I moved in, its rich dark green, with pretty good leaf size, and a decent head, I guess that can only be a good thing for the Triffid. icon_thumleft

pdid wrote:Very nice, I think this one along with the one you dug from Leylnd are two of the best looking trachies on the forum. Well jell icon_thumright

Thanks Pdid, but I wouldnt go that far :shock: I'm years away from getting anything like Billdango's and Daves.

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cordyman wrote:
Tom and Shell wrote:Looking Gooooooooooood Cordy, what a whopper :D
will the tree fern not hit it when its unfurled?
Thanks!

long term plan is for a bit of a canopy over the Dicksonia antarctica when palm gets taller, it's my most south facing part of garden so it may appreciate some dappled shade.
Looks superb!! It will damage the unfurling fronds though, but a small price to pay. icon_thumleft

I think it was a case of I bought it before I knew where I was going to put it! Spent hours, brew in hand, pottering up and down, surveying possible spots and thinking of the long term pro's and con's. Whole west border was out as didnt want future shadow cast on my end of day sun, top of steps was another possible spot but the Ikea Trachycarpus is doing so well there, so this just seemed perfect, albeit some Dicksonia antarctica + Trachycarpus leaf on leaf action drunken_smilie1

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:36 pm

Gardening porn! :twisted:
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

Andy P

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Post by Andy P » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:42 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Gardening porn! :twisted:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by karl66 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:40 am

those ikea Trachycarpus's were fantastic value also!, i bought 3 at the time but the mother in law had one & other one was sold, the third on is in a one of the raised bed's & is a fantastic grower. karl.

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by pdid » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:17 am

cordyman wrote:
Thanks Pdid, but I wouldnt go that far :shock: I'm years away from getting anything like Billdango's and Daves
Agreed, should have said at their respective size. I prefer them at that size though.

cordyman

Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by cordyman » Wed May 01, 2013 9:30 pm

Some obligatory shots of the new Trachycarpus enjoying the sunshine icon_sunny icon_sunny icon_sunny

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karl66 wrote:those ikea Trachycarpus's were fantastic value also!, i bought 3 at the time but the mother in law had one & other one was sold, the third on is in a one of the raised bed's & is a fantastic grower. karl.
Its another super stiff leaved Trachycarpus, with pale undersides i've found, would definitely buy again icon_thumleft

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by Andy P » Wed May 01, 2013 11:30 pm

I want to buy some more of Nigel`s Trachies. 2 more for the back garden and at least one for the front garden which is currently just a gravel area with no planting at all. I`m planning on removing some of that gravel and building a large raised bed just for a large palm and some other exotics. But i`m torn between buying T fortunes or Waggies. I bought a large Waggie off him last year which i love , but even that got a bit battered recently by gale force winds.
That Trachycarpus looks lovely Cordy and it`s definitely the stiffer leaved variety, but i`m wondering if it would look just as good in 3 or 4 years time if it was planted in my windy garden??? Waggies are just sooooo much dearer. icon_scratch

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Re: Just took delivery of a large "triffid" :- D

Post by karl66 » Thu May 02, 2013 5:49 am

Andy, i think it's just down to personal choice!, i alsp have some of nigels large waggies which i think look great, but my wife still prefers the look of the fortunei!, the battered look can sometimes add to the tropical look of your garden?,in my opinion waggy's are so much slower growing & neither will keep that lush green look indefinetly unless kept under glass. karl.

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