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Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 pm
by jaypip47
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

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:42 pm
by grahamfx
Welcome !! :) you don't sound like a newbie judging by the plant list :)

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:20 pm
by tatter
Hello and welcome thats an impressive plant list assume by newbie you mean to this site and not to growing palms etc

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:27 pm
by jaypip47
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?

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 pm
by GREVILLEAJ
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

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:32 am
by Chez2
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?

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:57 pm
by jaypip47
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.

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:10 pm
by tatter
i think its 10 posts you need before you can post photos.

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:04 pm
by Chez2
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

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:58 pm
by jaypip47
Thanks for the help Chez2 :)

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:40 am
by karl66
Hi Jay, where in the midlands are you?

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:24 pm
by jaypip47
Hi Karl I'm from Dudley. Lenny Henry country lol :) Where are you from mate?

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:45 am
by karl66
I'm in Halesowen.

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:54 pm
by tatter
Hi Jay .And im in Smethwick

Keen Newbie from the Midlands

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm
by jaypip47
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.