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by pipster 12
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: Chamaedorea elegans hardiness
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: Chamaedorea elegans hardiness

putting my money where my mouth is!-got two (young) Chamaedorea Elegans-under my Trachycarpus-heavily mulched-just bought a large roll of 35g garden fleece, in case it gets very cold. Word of warning they burn easily in full sun (even in our summers) one of them was planted in June and fried to a ye...
by pipster 12
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.

Hi billdango-I have re potted this palm twice this summer-they have a lot of thick fleshy roots. According to sources it stands a lot of frost if the roots don't get frozen and they need to be established with a good root run. Just in case I decided to plant it-I have bought one of those large plast...
by pipster 12
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

just to show you Dave-I have upped the brightness so you can see both male and female flowers?
by pipster 12
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.

Here is my "whipper snapper" of a needle palm-still growing in cool conditions-it is not as slow as people make out. It stays in the greenhouse until its of some size.
by pipster 12
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Thanks for your help Dave, very strange as that was one inflorescence amongst many and all the rest did wither to nothing. There are plenty of Trachycarpus in Manchester but no other Trachycarpus nearby. Think someone else's plant a "Naini Tal" did the same thing where there was nothing else to poll...
by pipster 12
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

also thought I would chuck in a new pic of T Geminisectus (only small seedling)-
by pipster 12
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Its now October and it may be a tad too late for establishing the sex of my trachycarpus-but can anyone help with this picture (sorry a bit out of focus) is it male or female? Should have done this in May.

Important if your interested in producing trachycarpus hybrids?
by pipster 12
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.

Thanks guys!-appreciate the feedback. As a palm I think its under rated-well if it loves moisture it will like Manchester-and with all those spines less likely to get stolen once planted out. Although my Rhapidophyllum has been in the greenhouse its grown faster (in terms of number of leaves) than m...
by pipster 12
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: UPDATE ON MY RAPHIDOPHYLUM HYSTRIX. BILLDANGO.

Hi I have a small palm which is doing really well in the greenhouse, be interested to know how everyone's needle palms are doing after those two atrocious winters and how cold it got. Interesting that they do better in the ground also "on trial" I have trachycarpus manipur T. Takil kumaon and kalamu...
by pipster 12
Thu May 30, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: opuntia compressa trials
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: opuntia compressa trials

hardy cacti came from cactus plaza, netherlands escobaria missouriensis -I am holding this in the second picture with my thumb for scale echinocereus triglochidiatus -middle echoncereus viridiflorous-far end chuffed to bits-plants quite big some have been flowering, very healthy with well developed ...
by pipster 12
Wed May 29, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Luca from Italy
Replies: 25
Views: 1612

Re: Luca from Italy

Luca who needs palms with a garden like that! it looks fabulous. I have to remember that palms are not everyone's idea of a garden plant sometimes they can look out of place and depending on what you want to achieve (for example japanese garden-mainly bamboos and acers) anyhow welcome to the forum p...
by pipster 12
Wed May 29, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4714

Re: trachycarpus manipur

that's still a bargain! 5 quid! think both martianus and latisectus class as very attractive palms indeed. And please note no one has trialled a large latisectus in the uk yet from what I was told at Tatton flower show they get much hardier with age and size-but its getting them there. I read that m...
by pipster 12
Wed May 29, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4714

Re: trachycarpus manipur

I am sorry half hardy but in my opinion that is not a T. manipur. Compare your plant to mine and springy's above. its either a T. martianus or T. latisectus looking at those broad leaflets. Both martianus and latisectus look similar. Are the backs of the leaves bluish or silver? cant see from your p...
by pipster 12
Tue May 28, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: opuntia compressa trials
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: opuntia compressa trials

Thanks JoelR! L bruchii is a good contender for outdoors, I also have another "Soherensia" now Lobivia- L. Formosa from what I can gather both these species are extremely variable though. great thing about opuntias they do grow fast-wisest move is to propagate the plant -trial one plant outside, lea...
by pipster 12
Tue May 28, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: trachycarpus manipur
Replies: 50
Views: 4714

Re: trachycarpus manipur

Can't speak about the look of T Oreophilus but my Trachycarpus Manipur does have the look of a large leaved silver backed Chamaerops. but that's just my opinion on my own plant. Sure T Manipur will look much different to chamaerops when mature. Either way the plant below my pictures-(springy's plant...