PALMS IN POTS?

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billdango
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PALMS IN POTS?

Post by billdango » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:34 pm

While I was walking around Southampton today I noticed for the first time how many people and busineses are growing different palm species in pots.

This may sound good to hear but Over this last year I have seen so many Trachycarpus and other palms condemmed to an early death by neglect,vandalisim and theft. :(

Most of these palms are neglected from the start and really should have been planted in the ground in the first place because as all of us know on this forum that palms cost a fortune to buy and deserve better care.

Large palms that are grown above shop fronts are never watered properly and always die through neglect so maybe these people have money to burn?

Southampton has lost a lot of palms over the last few years due to cold weather and property developments so if all those pot palms were put into the ground that would go a long way towards redressing this issue.

I just had to tell someone....

billdango :D


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:04 pm

That is such a shame. Fortunately or unfortunately its much harder to grow them up here so they are only ever seen as large specimens in the odd garden.
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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Adam D » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:41 pm

I've only seen 2 palms in the ground or pots up here in my 10 years of living in this place.


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by GaryW » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:31 am

Sometimes there just isn't any ground to put them in in city centres !! In Nottingham I've seen some nice Chammys in really large planters and they looked pretty healthy. Trachys aren't ideal for puts due to their growing habit and moisture requirements. I agree they need care to look good and it's annoying to see a large specimen neglected and slowly withering away :( They never seem to take into account the amount of sun either. With proper thought and care I'd rather see exotics in tubs in city centers, after all, you see some beautiful hanging baskets and troughs that would need even more care so it could be done.


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by kata » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:36 am

Hmm..

I need to do a search round here, nothing comes to mind on front gardens, maybe they are in back gardens.

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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Wilza » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:55 pm

There used to be a couple of smallish chamaerops in planters, either side of the front doors of the Hotel near to where my wife works. they looked in need of a good drink and were growing in multi purpose compost, not long back I drove past and they had gone and been replaced with a couple of purple cordylines! I can't help thinking those palms were chucked away! :(


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Wilza » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:59 pm

I grow all my palms in pots, the main reason is at the moment i'm renting and they will be easier to move.


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Steph » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:11 pm

The ones I have in pots are doing well...
Guess its not the pots but whether you bother to care for them.


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by cordyman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:32 pm

Eventually in pots a lot of palms start to suffer, ground all the way icon_salut

Bill why not take your spade and go door knocking, free palm plant service for a brew and a crisp £50 note :lol:


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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by jungle jas » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:09 am

Thanks for sharing Bill, now go and have a lie down in a dark room. :lol: icon_thumright
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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by tropical Tom » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:26 am

Most of my palms are in pots due to my garden being full of tree roots, solid clay and on a severe slope, but after visiting Karls garden yesterday and seeing how his palms are flourishing in the ground, I'm going to make the effort to start preparing the ground to plant them out next spring!
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Re: PALMS IN POTS?

Post by Half Hardy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:29 pm

I went to a Weatherspoons pub in Plymouth(the one near the Hoe),last year.I was very impressed to see some lovely large healthy palms growing in large pots.Even more impressive was the fact,that one was a brahea armata and the other was a butia odorata.I will be in the area again in a few days,so it will be interesting to see if they are still looking as good.There are loads of well looked after,good sized trachys,planted out in raised beds,in Plymouth.So hats off to the local council. icon_salut


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