Hello from Norfolk

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Rachelpalm
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Hello from Norfolk

Post by Rachelpalm » Tue May 17, 2011 10:00 pm

Hello Everyone
I have just joined and I love palms and anything that looks Tropical. I have had Palms and Cordylines in my garden for at least 9 years now. Palms excite me and my garden is now looking pretty good after totally redoing it over the years. I have a huge Cordyline out front which partly pegged it during last winter but luckily is now growing again after cutting down one trunk. I have many phormiums out front too and a 9 year old Trachycarpus Fortuneii and fatsia japonica which I think look so tropical.

Out back I have loads of fatsia japonica's and black phormiums and another Trachycarpus Fortuneii and ferns and grasses and I have just bought a beautiful Waggy palm. I had a purple Cordyline that was about 6 foot tall which died last winter and a green Cordyline which also pegged it, but it is now regrowing from the ground which is great. The new shoot is now about 10 inches tall. I also have a large chamaerops humilis which is doing well. I have shingled parts of my garden and slated parts over the years.

I am going to buy a couple more large palms for my back garden in the next week or two. I love gardening and it will be great to chat with other people who love gardening and palms as much as me. Nice to meet you all

Rachel


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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue May 17, 2011 10:09 pm

Hi Rachel and welcome to the forum.

I'll look forward to seeing pics of your garden and chatting along with you, you're in good company here as we're all a bit tropical in the head!

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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by grub » Tue May 17, 2011 10:13 pm

Hi Rachel, welcome aboard icon_cheers . Get some piccies up 'cause we're all a bit nosey, especially Simba :lol:
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Simba » Tue May 17, 2011 10:16 pm

Welcome aboard Rachel, always good to have another East Anglian in the ranks... icon_thumleft

Your garden sounds exotic and mature, you'll have to get some piccies up soon as poss... :D


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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 17, 2011 10:38 pm

Hi Rachel, and welcome icon_salut

Another member fortunate to live near Amulree, Urban Jungle and Will Giles. :mrgreen:

Sounds like you had similar temps to me. :roll:
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Rachelpalm » Tue May 17, 2011 11:04 pm

Hello
thanks for all your replies
I went to Amulree Sat just gone and bought my Waggy there. I love it there , lol. My garden is not as nice as the photos already on here but I will take a load of pics and add them soon. I only redone the front border 1 year and 9 months ago and the back garden borders( right and left) last June, so the plants are still small in them. I want to buy another Cordyline for back garden and a banana or two( never had a banana before) as my garden looks empty compared to pics on here. Got some great ideas from the beautiful photos on here. My garden has a long way to go but I will enjoy doing it.


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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by grub » Tue May 17, 2011 11:08 pm

Treat yourself to a T- rex Rachel, they're quite a quick filler :wink: http://gardenjot.com/garden/photo/1/149 ... le-Hideout.
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 17, 2011 11:14 pm

grub wrote:Treat yourself to a T- rex Rachel, they're quite a quick filler :wink:

About an acre a year :lol:
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Rachelpalm » Tue May 17, 2011 11:17 pm

Hello
that plant is amazing. Never seen anything like it before, wow.


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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by grub » Tue May 17, 2011 11:23 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
grub wrote:Treat yourself to a T- rex Rachel, they're quite a quick filler :wink:

About an acre a year :lol:
Well I did say last year I thought it would escape the raised bed Dave :shock: , proud to report...it has, about 12 times :lol:
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by kata » Wed May 18, 2011 7:24 am

Welcome Rachel,

Pics, pics please :lol: :lol:

Yoweeeeeeeeeeeee grub... :ahhh!:
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Juggles » Wed May 18, 2011 3:03 pm

Hello Rachel,

Welcome to Hardy Tropicals, I from Norfolk too and have had so much help and advice from everyone on here. Everyone is very friendly. Ive asked some silly questions in the past, but everyone has put me right.

Welcome

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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed May 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Welcome icon_salut


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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by The Codfather » Wed May 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Welcome....would love to see some pics.
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Re: Hello from Norfolk

Post by redsquirrel » Wed May 18, 2011 6:40 pm

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