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jaypip47
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Post by jaypip47 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 pm

A sunny good afternoon to you all icon_sunny
I'm currently in the garden moving large potted palms around as usual! It's only a small garden so keep changing them around trying to fine the perfect position for them all. Unfortunately im north facing and in the Midlands so there's plenty of unwanted shade here :(
I have mostly Trachys around 6 footers, also Butia, Brahea, tree ferns, Chamaerops and Torbay palms. Always looking for new additions and advice from you fellow enthusiasts :D


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Post by grahamfx » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:42 pm

Welcome !! :) you don't sound like a newbie judging by the plant list :)


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Post by tatter » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:20 pm

Hello and welcome thats an impressive plant list assume by newbie you mean to this site and not to growing palms etc
Jim
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Post by jaypip47 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks for the replies :) Yes a newbie to this site but still learning and growing my exotics list. I've learnt Phoenix Canary aren't as hardy as I thought! I'd love to grow slightly more tender palms but they are expensive when you have to keep replacing them. A Jubaea is next on my list to try and sounds like they should do well. Any advice on them please?


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 pm

Welcome to HTUK, Jaypip icon_cheers

Keep us well informed of all your activities and updates and include any photos (after ten posts). The more you share with us the more notes we can swap. icon_thumright


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Post by Chez2 » Wed May 01, 2019 8:32 am

Hello. We don't have any shade so struggle to grow some plants. What look are you going for? Is it jungle or just general tropical style?


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Post by jaypip47 » Wed May 01, 2019 3:57 pm

Thanks again for the welcoming replies :) yes il keep you updated and will definitely put photos on once I get activated for it.
I'm just general tropical look and have acers yuccas and bananas too, so it's quite mixed really. Trachys are my favourites but struggling to find them for a decent price since the Defra import ban. I normally use eBay but there's not many sellers near to me.


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Post by tatter » Wed May 01, 2019 6:10 pm

i think its 10 posts you need before you can post photos.
Jim
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Post by Chez2 » Fri May 03, 2019 1:04 pm

jaypip47 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:57 pm
I'm just general tropical look and have acers yuccas and bananas too, so it's quite mixed really. Trachys are my favourites but struggling to find them for a decent price since the Defra import ban. I normally use eBay but there's not many sellers near to me.
Contact Nigel at Hardy Palms. He doesn't have everything listed on his website so best to drop him an email or a message via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hardypalms/


website:
http://www.hardy-palms.co.uk/product/tr ... B-Fk7Ih5w8


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Post by jaypip47 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:58 pm

Thanks for the help Chez2 :)


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Post by karl66 » Tue May 07, 2019 5:40 am

Hi Jay, where in the midlands are you?


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Post by jaypip47 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Hi Karl I'm from Dudley. Lenny Henry country lol :) Where are you from mate?


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Post by karl66 » Wed May 08, 2019 5:45 am

I'm in Halesowen.


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Post by tatter » Wed May 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Hi Jay .And im in Smethwick
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Post by jaypip47 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm

Blimey your both very local to me then:) oo have you got any plants for sale? I'm always looking out for some. Iv bought two Cordylines this evening from someone in Wolverhampton.


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