£150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

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£150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by cordyman » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:24 pm

Dicksonia antarctica, large Cerifera, Jelly palm, Armata, Yucca Rostrata, if you had £150 today to put towards a lovely single specimen exotic what would you buy and why?

Even better put a link to said purchase as I know a few nurseries are running sales at the moment.

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by karl66 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Personally I'd buy an English grown waggy or yucca linearis, these to are as good as hardy at the size you could buy for £150, there's lots more to choose from but if you cant afford to lose money these are two. karl.

fern Rob

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:59 pm

I'm predictable I should think ( Dicksonia antarctica ) :lol:
http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk

But i wouldn't mind a Yucca.

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by Delboy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:55 pm

Well seeing as you have loads of trachycarpus I would go for either the big 7 foot Dicksonia antarctica or a chammie Arborescens.
My Arborescens was £100 from Amulree last year in the sale and with a 100cm trunk a friggin steal.
maybe give the palm centre a ring and see what they have.

A pic of my chammie is in my blog towards the end.

fern Rob

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:08 pm

7ft Dicksonia antarctica sounds a good purchase :lol:

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by Blairs » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:34 pm

I was thinking of a either:

a really large Agave
https://rhea.websitelive.net/turn-it-tr ... roduct=234

A large Brahea armata
http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/Brahea_armata.html

Or a large Waggie
http://urbanjungle.uk.com/product.asp?p ... searchfor=

Urbanjungle has a 50% sale from Saturday 4th.

bordersboy

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by bordersboy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Brahea Armata or Cycas maybe. For indoors a large fishtail palm or parlourpalm.

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by call » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:58 pm

either a big cactus, a cycad or a washy :mrgreen:

cordyman

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:53 pm

Karl any links to a good yucca linearis seller?
fern Rob wrote:I'm predictable I should think ( Dicksonia antarctica ) :lol:
http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk

But i wouldn't mind a Yucca.
are these better than seagraves offerings?

cordyman

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:54 pm

Delboy wrote:Well seeing as you have loads of trachycarpus I would go for either the big 7 foot Dicksonia antarctica or a chammie Arborescens.
My Arborescens was £100 from Amulree last year in the sale and with a 100cm trunk a friggin steal.
maybe give the palm centre a ring and see what they have.

A pic of my chammie is in my blog towards the end.

If anyone has links to a chammie arborescens, that would interest me! :D Need to replace my dead chammy H icon_thumleft

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by karl66 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:09 pm

cordyman wrote:Karl any links to a good yucca linearis seller?
fern Rob wrote:I'm predictable I should think ( Dicksonia antarctica ) :lol:
http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk

But i wouldn't mind a Yucca.
are these better than seagraves offerings?
Cordy, nigel kembrey at hardypalm's.co uk is the man for linearis, I've had lots of variations & size's off him, if you speak to him nice he will look after you :wink: . Also if your after a nice chammy replacement go for one of palmcentre's XL cerifica, speak to toby he'll look after you also. karl.

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Tasmanian tree fern (Dicksonia Antarctica) all the way my friend. In second place would be the saggy, third i suppose rostrata! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:18 pm

A nice Butia Oderata, I've got one that's about 5ft tall but a larger one would be nice. I paid £60 for mine so I reckon you'd find a nice one for that ton and a half, Nigel would be a good bet to have a nice specimen I think.

Push the wallet a bit and get this beauty, almost 8ft tall for £200 with a reasonable postage cost and the opportunity to negotiate a deal:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Butia-capitat ... 3cda0b8ab4

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Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:29 pm

cordyman wrote:Karl any links to a good yucca linearis seller?
fern Rob wrote:I'm predictable I should think ( Dicksonia antarctica ) :lol:
http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk

But i wouldn't mind a Yucca.
are these better than seagraves offerings?
Pm me before ordering from here Cordy.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

fern Rob

Re: £150 best single specimen, what would you buy?

Post by fern Rob » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:30 pm

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Tasmanian tree fern (Dicksonia Antarctica) all the way my friend. In second place would be the saggy, third i suppose rostrata! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Slightly off topic but as anyone seen a Tasmanina Dicksonia antarctica for sale recently as I haven't came across one for a few years? icon_thumleft

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