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The area around Kew

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Re: The area around Kew

Post by jungle jas » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks Axel, any chance of you finding a nice big Jubaea around Kew. :roll:
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Re: The area around Kew

Post by kata » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:33 pm

I love the first Image housing, and the out look of trees is also great.

I love the balcony type housing above.

I love how clean it is everywhere.

I am the worst at telling what palms are so what was that one?

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Re: The area around Kew

Post by StefanNL » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:22 pm

In this location also a Wollemi pine.

http://goo.gl/maps/Ce1nj


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Axel » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi Kata,
The first? Just a fortunei but really one of the best i have seen. Layers of perfect stiff fronds all the way down. A Trachycarpus like that is hard to beat.

In fact, im not certain if a washingtonia can look much better in London than this Trachycarpus.


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Rob S » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:29 pm

Many years ago;

https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=londen&ll ... ,,1,0&z=19

Nice Trachycarpus to the left, really come on!

And across the road;

https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=londen&ll ... ,,0,0&z=19
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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Steph » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:34 pm

kata wrote:I love the first Image housing, and the out look of trees is also great.

I love the balcony type housing above.

I love how clean it is everywhere.

I am the worst at telling what palms are so what was that one?

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Kew being one of the most desirable, most expensive parts of London....


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Rob S » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:53 pm

The truth is that there are many Trachycarpus Fortunei in all parts of London but it's actually quite dissapointing how uninspired the residents of the borough of Kew seem to be when it comes to planting anything slightly exotic in their world famous area!


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by kata » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:42 pm

The first? Just a fortunei
I half expected it to be Trachicarpus, thanks Axel! icon_sunny

I think anything in London is very expensive Steph.
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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Blairs » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:13 pm

StefanNL wrote:In this location also a Wollemi pine.

http://goo.gl/maps/Ce1nj
I do not see a Wollemi but do see a Brahea armata, large cordyline and Fatsia. All looking good but all of which are quite hardy. I know Fatsia and Cordylines growing in Inverness and pulled through 2010 without issue and are 600 miles further north.


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Steph » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:40 pm

Kata,
Kew is uber expensive, Ester Ranzten lives there to give you an idea, its still family territory but not quite foreign diplomats.
Its lovely, attracts plant people..... I'd like to live there myself.


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by StefanNL » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:31 pm

Blairs wrote:
StefanNL wrote:In this location also a Wollemi pine.

http://goo.gl/maps/Ce1nj
I do not see a Wollemi but do see a Brahea armata, large cordyline and Fatsia. All looking good but all of which are quite hardy. I know Fatsia and Cordylines growing in Inverness and pulled through 2010 without issue and are 600 miles further north.
Two houses away from the red Cordylines.

https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=londen&ll ... 14.56&z=16


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by daftbanana » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:48 am

Perhaps moving off topic from the area around Kew but I thought I'd include two pictures of sizeable trachys that I'm aware of. The largest is in Nottingham and the other in my home town of Leicester - not the best looking though!
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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Axel » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Thanks for posting. Yes, this is the ' worn out' look that some trachies unfortunately have.
That's why i posted these links from the Kew area, they look really good.
In fact some of them have that suisse/northern Italy look, something you will hardly ever see in coastal area's in the UK. The coastal trachies usually have these battered leaves and those tiny brownish old fronds hanging down, pretty much like the one in Nottingham. Perhaps London has less wind than Leicester/Nottingham?


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Re: The area around Kew

Post by Axel » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:03 pm

Rob S wrote:The truth is that there are many Trachycarpus Fortunei in all parts of London but it's actually quite dissapointing how uninspired the residents of the borough of Kew seem to be when it comes to planting anything slightly exotic in their world famous area!

At least there is one nice armata in the area: (picture from GOTE):
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