Chammy in centre of Lawn**

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Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by pad199207 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:36 pm

Hi Guys,

Would anybody know if a Chammy would look well in the centre of a Lawn?

I know they can get quite bushy and all but I would keep it tidy! :D


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Post by Nathan » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:38 pm

Yes is the short answer, I wouldn't have grass round its base though, so a neat circle cut around it would look best, but as they can get quite big you will have to keep making that circle bigger as the years go on icon_thumright
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Post by Rob S » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:24 pm

I think a large trunked Chamaerops makes an excellent centerpiece, in fact one of the best, however i emphasize the word large as small ones can look insignificant for many years!


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Post by jungle jas » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:39 pm

How big is the lawn Pad.
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Post by TroyDonovan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:56 am

Ah ha a Chamearops and i was thinking of a leather cloth used to wipe the water off a newly washed car ! LOL :DD Aussie slang for Chamois .

Seriously though a Chamaerops would be a great centerpiece on a front lawn especially surrounded by somthing like blue succulents like Encherveria .


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Post by Dim » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:02 am

I prefer something like a trachycarpus wagnerianus .... it's hardier, and grows faster, and does ok in windy positions

I planted 2 chammies 2 years ago in a garden .... they have not grown at all
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Post by Dim » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:49 am

you could try planting 3 palms in the same hole? ...

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Post by multim » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:16 am

If we're talking about Chammy 'humilis' then you will soon have more than one thanks to the suckering habit. It will be very slow to make much height in an exposed position. As previously mentioned, a Waggy would be better. You would need to remove a circle of grass around the planting hole about the same size as the canopy of the plant. It's not really due to the grass taking up valuable nutrients. Grass won't grow well in the dry and shady area under the palm.
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Post by jezza » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:11 pm

To give you an idea i did this with a trachycarpus last year.....

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Post by RogerBacardy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:06 pm

I think it would be brilliant as they're naturally trunk forming, so it would have plenty of space to branch out and would look so neat and architectural, also it can take exposed locations as it's okay with wind. Like others have said, only prob is how slow growing it is.


Well worth spending extra to get the biggest you can to speed things up :) Google "mature chamaerops humilis" to see what I mean.


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Post by Rob S » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:06 pm

I think as a lawn centre piece i would try to find a large trunked plant with little or no suckers and keep it that way! I also agree that a Trachycarpus Wagnerianus would be a tempting alternative! Something like this would be fantastic;

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=large+ ... 99&ndsp=25


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Post by multim » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:40 pm

Something that would surely be nice. I saw some good examples last year, although not as tall...Not much change out of £1,000.00. And then, you're gonna need a fork lift to get it planted!
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Post by Matcycas7 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:12 pm

Did any one know how to make soft golf lawn ? Are there different types of lawns? Here in our city nobody cares about growing lawns. I see patterns of lawns in football ground. How do they create that dark and light green lawn patterns ?


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Post by flounder » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Matcycas7 wrote:Did any one know how to make soft golf lawn ? Are there different types of lawns? Here in our city nobody cares about growing lawns. I see patterns of lawns in football ground. How do they create that dark and light green lawn patterns ?


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by Matcycas7 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:25 pm

flounder, of course the mower or the machine cuts the grass but how does it gets 2 colours ?


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