Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

flounder

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by flounder » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:43 pm

Now that's a proper Christmas tree! icon_thumleft

kata

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by kata » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:55 pm

I burst out laughing,
Mine's up!
Love it Mathew icon_salut

cordyman

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Thats a contender to beat Karls butia in the kitchen over winter crown!!! icon_queen :lol: :lol:

Tom and Shell

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:25 pm

The lights at my parents house, my idea though :D
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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Tom and Shell wrote:The lights at my parents house, my idea though :D

washy or chammy cerifera? nice!!!!!

Tom and Shell

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:24 pm

cordyman wrote:
Tom and Shell wrote:The lights at my parents house, my idea though :D

washy or chammy cerifera? nice!!!!!
Washy Cordy, about 10 years old

kata

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by kata » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:33 pm

Lovely!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

cordyman

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:37 pm

is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny

Tom and Shell

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:56 pm

cordyman wrote:is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny
this is the first year its had lights on, never had any protection at all, the 7 foot cordyline in front of it got smoked in 2010, the washy has never had any problems at all

cordyman

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:59 pm

Tom and Shell wrote:
cordyman wrote:is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny
this is the first year its had lights on, never had any protection at all, the 7 foot cordyline in front of it got smoked in 2010, the washy has never had any problems at all

microclimate next to house? or hybrid uber hardy strain :shock: icon_cheers

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by fern Rob » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:38 am

Tom and Shell wrote:
cordyman wrote:is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny
this is the first year its had lights on, never had any protection at all, the 7 foot cordyline in front of it got smoked in 2010, the washy has never had any problems at all
Winter 2010 was terrible, it did well to survive .

Troppoz

Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Troppoz » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:48 am

Dave quite seriously I would heap praise on anyone here in Darwin who had as lovely a tropical garden as yours to look out onto, but to think that you have achieved this in the UK...sensational! icon_thumleft

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:45 am

Thanks Sean, but there are a lot of plants dying back for winter, probably much as plants die back in the dry season in Darwin. The camera only picks out the major plantings like palms so looks better on the pic than in real life :wink:
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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

Tom and Shell wrote:
cordyman wrote:is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny
this is the first year its had lights on, never had any protection at all, the 7 foot cordyline in front of it got smoked in 2010, the washy has never had any problems at all
Nice palm but not convinced its a washy. Are you sure it's not a Trachycarpus?

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Tom and Shell wrote:
cordyman wrote:is that the only protection it gets? impressive for yorkshire icon_sunny
this is the first year its had lights on, never had any protection at all, the 7 foot cordyline in front of it got smoked in 2010, the washy has never had any problems at all
Nice palm but not convinced its a washy. Are you sure it's not a Trachycarpus?
I'm inclined to agree, if the Cordyline was smoked a Washie would have been at least defoliated. Mine was, even with a parasol protection in Dec 2010.
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