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by Rod
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Australias hottest year on record
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Australias hottest year on record

RozDevon wrote:Friends in Perth have emailed today and are expecting temps of 43c over the weekend.
They dont leave the house its so overpowering.
My Brother rung me from Perth today & it was 46°c where he is with 15% relative humidity.
by Rod
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.
Replies: 30
Views: 2574

Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Taking palms from the UK to Malta would be like carrying coals to Newcastle. Yes & no. There are tons of palms in Malta, but pretty much all are Washingtonia robusta & filifera, Phoenix dactylifera & canariensis, Chamaerops humilis & Syagrus romanzoffiana. You do see the odd other type about, such ...
by Rod
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.
Replies: 30
Views: 2574

Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Mine have grown faster this year due to the hot summer, they are currently pushing out their 4th leaves of the year icon_thumleft Hi Nathan - would like to see a photo update on your Parajubaea's now that they are growing well. Here are a couple of photo's taken at the end of November just before I...
by Rod
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Livistona chinensis
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: Livistona chinensis

There are no Livistonas capable of surviving a normal UK winter unprotected. Even with protection, the best chance of success is possibly L. boninensis, due to the fact that it will happily continue growing, even in cool conditions. Even then, for anything lower than -5c, I would provide it with se...
by Rod
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.
Replies: 30
Views: 2574

Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

Nathan wrote:Mine have grown faster this year due to the hot summer, they are currently pushing out their 4th leaves of the year icon_thumleft
Hi Nathan - would like to see a photo update on your Parajubaea's now that they are growing well.
by Rod
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.
Replies: 30
Views: 2574

Re: Parajubaea Torallyi ssp Torallyi.

UPDATE: Hi Jas, Mine is already pushing out its third leaf this year so far. I would not consider this Palm SLOW at all - Queen Palms are slower than these in my climate, Dypsis decipiens is slower, My Brahea armata & Brahea edulis are slower / my Butia odorata is slower as well as my Sabal palmetto...
by Rod
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New Palm growth so far this year ( 2013/2014 )
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: New Palm growth so far this year ( 2013/2014 )

Nice palms Rod.You have several that I am growing (only seedlings at the moment) i'm particularly interested in the d.decipens do you know what sort of low temps. it has experienced? Do you need to give any of them winter protection? Love the martianus. Hi Half Hardy, I only give the Dypsis decipie...
by Rod
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: New Palm growth so far this year ( 2013/2014 )
Replies: 2
Views: 565

New Palm growth so far this year ( 2013/2014 )

Just an update on some of my palms growth so far this growing season. Arenga engleri - 16cm of new spear growth so far. ( This is a new planting in late August ) http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9127/icpj.jpg Brahea armata - Has openend x1 leaf & is pushing x2 spears now ( This is a new planting i...
by Rod
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus Latisectus.
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: Trachycarpus Latisectus.

David York wrote:
Half Hardy wrote:Thanks for your time everyone,I know there's many years of knowledge and experience between you.So it's nice to have a reliable opinion.
It is said that the very first leaf should have two ridges.
Yes TRUE - My Takils have 2 ridges on first and second leaves. And they are long and narrow leaves.
by Rod
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Has anyone tried Arenga Engleri or Archontophoenix cunningha
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: Has anyone tried Arenga Engleri or Archontophoenix cunni

My Arenga engleri has been pushing spear throughout Spring.

Here's a comparison from August 22nd to December 07th

August 22nd
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December 07th
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by Rod
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much of an exotic gardener are you QUIZ!
Replies: 38
Views: 1413

Re: How much of an exotic gardener are you QUIZ!

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I can live with that: I think i know where i stuffed up. I said i would rather light the fire on a cold clear night instead of running round covering exotic plants.
by Rod
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Growing Butia capitata indoors
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Growing Butia capitata indoors

Butia is doomed inside - it will slowly decline.
The more light and heat you give them the better.

Kentia & Rhapis palms are great for low light. Try one of these instead.
by Rod
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Some nice Butias i saw round Christchurch today
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Some nice Butias i saw round Christchurch today

About time - Our local council, as well as developers & designers are finally using Palms in their designs :D :D :D Butias are popping up around Christchurch in selected areas. The row of five plants were planted 2-months ago, and the lone one was planted about two years ago. These are all locally g...
by Rod
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Phoenix Loureirii
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: Phoenix Loureirii

Here you go Rod. Not the best of specimens. It's spent most of its life to date in my conservatory which is actually quite sunny. Maybe this species' massive range makes it quite variable in form. I'd swap your plant for mine anyday lol :D. Nice Joel - It will get stiffer if grown outside from now ...
by Rod
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis sapida
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Trachycarpus martianus 'khasia hills' VS Rhopalostylis sapida

Info needed from experience around the UK & Europe - comparing these two palm species on their frost hardiness ?

If you have grown both outside - which one is more tolerant of frost & to what temperature ?
This will help me position them better in the garden.

Thanks,
Rod.