Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today (20th Feb)

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Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today (20th Feb)

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:30 pm

With the winter being very mild I didn't wrap my Cycas revolutas until early Feb. Today was the day they were unwrapped again.They were wrapped as the forecast was for freezing winds, and these lasted for 48 hours, blasting in from the northeast. The warapping protected the plants from the cold winds and then from the -7.2C still freeze that followed. As we are now due for a mild spell the wrapping has beeen removed and if we do have hard frost from now on, I will just drape fleece over.

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Post by Adrian » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:31 pm

Good last flush on that one Dave
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:37 pm

Looking excellent!

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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Adrian wrote:Good last flush on that one Dave
Has between 34 and 44 fronds per flush now, well the last 3 anyway.
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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Darlo Mark » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Looking great, did that cycas survive December 2010?
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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Darlo Mark wrote:Looking great, did that cycas survive December 2010?
It was planted out in 2003 :wink:
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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Delboy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:03 pm

Looks lovely, do you remove the outer fronds or leave them be.
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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by MikeC » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:28 pm

Dave they are looking superb!

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Do you wrap and unwrap as we get cold spells or do you wrap in early winter and leave wrapped till end of winter?

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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Delboy The damaged outer leaves were caused by winter 2010/11 but there is no damage this winter so far.

Mike, It's wrapped as little as possible, as I lost enough over the year by over wrapping :roll:
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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by MikeC » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:28 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Mike, It's wrapped as little as possible, as I lost enough over the year by over wrapping :roll:
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Post by Simba » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:04 am

It's looking top notch DB..... icon_thumleft


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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Darlo Mark » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:18 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Darlo Mark wrote:Looking great, did that cycas survive December 2010?
It was planted out in 2003 :wink:
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Post by kata » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:39 pm

They look nice Dave,

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Re: Unwrapped Cycas revolutas today

Post by Matcycas7 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Hi (Admin) Dave,

Your Cyril must have been exhausted at the time of snowy winters as it was wrapped. Inspite of wrapping it your flush is green and healthy. Have you wrapped it before the flush or after the flush ? Have you seen my Cycas flush this week in this link ?http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 8&p=287941
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