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by Matcycas7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 3048

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Alexander, I took the picture where the sky appeared blue without a trace of a cloud. Thank you for telling its name as Phoenix sylvestris. Do you have any idea how many are there ? Hundreds! Why? Spectacular climate: sun,rain,sun,rain. This city was once/10 years ago a dry no man's land. Believe it...
by Matcycas7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Butterfly Watch 2013
Replies: 149
Views: 9298

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

I captured a picture of a giant moth which I never seen it before. This moth has got transparent holes on its wings where you can see sunrays through the holes. This incredible moth is about 7inchs wide. At first I thought it was a giant butterfly but when I got closer it doesn't respond to my movem...
by Matcycas7
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cycas revoluta flush
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Cycas revoluta flush

Clive,ermax, you both got the healthy old fronds even at flush time. Normally it shows signs of dry spots but you both haven't got any single dry spot. icon_cheers Amazing! icon_cheers One of you say it took 2 weeks the other says it took 3 weeks but still they are in the middle stage but howcome mi...
by Matcycas7
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 3048

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Why then has no Town or city except Southsea or Torquay ever taken up the challenge and tried to match it? :( Why are our streets not lined with Trachys in their thousands and CIDPs grown more widely in sheltered spots. :D :D :D Billdango, your imagination is others reality. You imagined when would...
by Matcycas7
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cycas revoluta flush
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Cycas revoluta flush

Clive60,en3rMax, can you tell how many days it took for your flush to finish growing to its full length ? Both of you took pictures from side angle icon_profileleft icon_DJ . You will miss the glory if you won't take it from top. Hope everyone knows not to turn the pot during flush time ,just a remi...
by Matcycas7
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 3048

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Billdango, so this is the Sochi city of palm paradise in Russia. icon_cheers drunken_smilie1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtsLbFrZ3o0 We do have all such palms in the video which I don't know their names but they are very giant in some parks as seeing a palm picture looks smaller than really seein...
by Matcycas7
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 3048

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Sochi city has million palms in snow! Can't believe that.
by Matcycas7
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: I am giving up on my Queen palm.
Replies: 33
Views: 2481

Re: I am giving up on my Queen palm.

Queen palm! strange plant. What makes you like it ? It looks simple. Does it have any fragrance ? If you give up, it will die.
by Matcycas7
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=16018 Here's where I saw that bit of info, although no indication of what discolouration there was specifically. wintomato , Cycas disclouration can be seen if you compare Sep 2011 and Mar 2012 images that changed from light green to dark ...
by Matcycas7
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?

Dave, blame it on the snow. Keep an eye on your local nursery where they sell Cycas in pots. Observe those which kept in shade and those which kept in full sun and ask the keeper about its flush rate and behaviour at your whether conditions and ask whether he ever transplanted from ground to pot wit...
by Matcycas7
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: cycas revoluta - Whats wrong with mine?

My conditions in the garden were exactly the opposite of what was required with generally cool/wet spring followed hot/dry in summer, where it is planted :roll: Dave, at snow time much of your roots will obviously gets destroyed. First it should recover to build new roots then it will flush. Theref...
by Matcycas7
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Meeting other H.t.u.k members.
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Meeting other H.t.u.k members.

I can't remember his name in this forum. He said some funny thing like seeing someone walking in the patio with some ugly face. Mr. Dave removed his comment. I laughed :mrgreen: when I imagined that.
by Matcycas7
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: "Tropical" island in Norway
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: "Tropical" island in Norway

Fliper, that is spectacular. I wish to die and born over there. icon_flower icon_farao
by Matcycas7
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cycad flush Timelapse video
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Cycad flush Timelapse video

Yorkshire Kris, your fronds are vertically straight. First the old fronds bows or bends down with a some busy creation of cataphylls or new spikes then after a month you can see the white dot in the crown that shoots up quitely in 14 days when it hits 38*C. icon_bigsmurf Remember it is the same sun ...
by Matcycas7
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Human urine as fertiliser
Replies: 20
Views: 1026

Re: Human urine as fertiliser

It smells bad.