PALMS IN CHRISTCHURCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

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Re: PALMS IN CHRISTCHURCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

Post by Daniel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:14 pm

Nathan, that's really encouraging. Looking forward to hearing how many leaves the bigger one puts out next year.


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Post by Nathan » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:10 pm

Daniel wrote:Nathan, that's really encouraging. Looking forward to hearing how many leaves the bigger one puts out next year.
It has put out the remains of a frond that was opening, a whole new frond & a couple of spears since being planted icon_thumleft
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Post by billdango » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:30 pm

We should be able to grow all those plants in Southampton as the temperatures are almost the same throughout the year as in Christchurch.
the only problem is that we get about 250 less hours of sun a year then you do.
This may be due to our shorter winter days but it,s probably due to the general lack of interest by the city council about planting anything exotic in our parks?.
What a shame...
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Post by Darlo Mark » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm

Found this on the BBC website:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/96


They don't have anthing nearer than London

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/8?
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Post by Rod » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:11 am

billdango wrote:We should be able to grow all those plants in Southampton as the temperatures are almost the same throughout the year as in Christchurch.
the only problem is that we get about 250 less hours of sun a year then you do.
This may be due to our shorter winter days but it,s probably due to the general lack of interest by the city council about planting anything exotic in our parks?.
What a shame...
rgds Billdango. icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
Hi Bill - Butia capitata should grow well in Southhampton
Is Phoenix canariensis alright in Southhampton ?
Is Washingtonia robusta o.k - As your summer seems warm enough ?
Do you grow Cordyline obtecta 'green goddess' ?
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Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
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Post by Darlo Mark » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:16 am

Right the above links don't quite work properly. If you click on them and then on the forecast page click on MORE there is AVERAGE conditions.
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Post by Rod » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:26 am

Darlo Mark wrote:Right the above links don't quite work properly. If you click on them and then on the forecast page click on MORE there is AVERAGE conditions.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/96
Hi Mark - those average temps are taken from the airport, which is 10.65km inland from Christchurch City.
The Botanical gardens, and where i live are much milder than those temps.
Refer to the temperature graph i posted on the first page, to get accurate data.
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Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
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Post by Darlo Mark » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:29 am

okay Rod. Just trying to get a comaprison for people.
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Post by Rod » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:47 am

[quote="Just trying to get a comaprison for people.[/quote]
That's all good Mark - no worries.
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Post by Rod » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:51 am

billdango wrote:We should be able to grow all those plants in Southampton as the temperatures are almost the same throughout the year as in Christchurch.
the only problem is that we get about 250 less hours of sun a year then you do.
This may be due to our shorter winter days but it,s probably due to the general lack of interest by the city council about planting anything exotic in our parks?.
What a shame...
rgds Billdango. icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
Hi Bill - Our council here is the same. BORING When it comes to Palms, in fact they actually don't put palms in at all.
Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
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