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by Si
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are those Washys doing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: How are those Washys doing?

I forgot all about this - Nathan's in the best spot for this tree, looking good ;-)
I've tried and failed miserably with this.
You should talk the council into getting them along the streets there.
by Si
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How are those Washys doing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

How are those Washys doing?

All V quiet on the Washy front - andy pics Dave and/or Nathan?
by Si
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

TROBI records a W. filifera 10m tall at Tresco in 1984; I'd presume that's gone now from the lack of more recent measurements. If there was one at Tresco over 30 feet tall in 1984, it would be about 50 feet by now :shock: (nearly 30 years ago) so that must be gone, else there would be thousands of ...
by Si
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Google Earth co-ordinates - big palm spotter
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Google Earth co-ordinates - big palm spotter

52°55'08.02" N 4°14'30.73" W

53°31'27.06" N 2°12'59.52" W
by Si
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Google Earth co-ordinates - big palm spotter
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Google Earth co-ordinates - big palm spotter

Bit of fun...
This is one that I've seen, 3ft taller than this now, it must be an old pic, anyway get your co-ordinates in here if you know of any big palms - or don't lol
53°31'59.06" N 2°33'57.78" W
by Si
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The biggest and best unprotected washy on mainland uk
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: The biggest and best unprotected washy in the uk

YES , is the answer to the post question.
but, was it planted large, recently? who knows? Daves has grown from relatively small outside.
anyway, its a beaut, onwards and upwards with it ;-)
by Si
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

Nathan wrote:
Si wrote:Nathan, I heard the Washy in the London park had croaked it, hope thats not true, is It?
No.

Great news, I'm down in London next week, I'll check the beaut out.
by Si
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: In this country? Washingtonia

Nathan, I heard the Washy in the London park had croaked it, hope thats not true, is It?
by Si
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

It seems they can be grown, for some time at least, in tiny micro pockets and extreme south costal areas but the info on the tree needs to be made clearer, check out the palm centres evaluation, -8 or lower :shock: nah. Palm Centre Washingtonia robusta - description below. Sky Duster Starting From: ...
by Si
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: 30 ft Trachycarpus, Pwhelli, North Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 483

30 ft Trachycarpus, Pwhelli, North Wales

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Had to stop and take a pic of this. the house aint bad either :lol:
by Si
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

Si I'm sorry to hear that you lost your Washingtonia. But every experience good or bad should be seen as a lesson and I'm sure you can grow an even better palm in that part of your garden having gone through the pain of losing a palm that was close to your heart :D Thanks for the constructive advic...
by Si
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

Nathan, My point? The plant isn't hardy, at all, Im glad some trees got through 2010 AND 2011, the last two winters were obviously blips, it's nice to be wrong in this case and see Barrie's palm hanging in there ;-)
Onwards and upwards with the survivors
by Si
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

That's some grim list of dead washies from the south east - Essex, Canvey etc.
Hope the last two winters were blips.
Updated pics of 'Barries' palm And the Chelsea Phisic park one
Would prove otherwise, they won't have been protected over the last two years,
this will give us a truer picture
by Si
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: In this country? Washingtonia
Replies: 112
Views: 7339

Re: On the edge of extinction - in this country? Washingtoni

maybe the 'site' should be called 'Hardy Tropicals South East coast' then cos washy's only have a tiny chance of survival in that tiny area - and this winter may get them You are sounding very bitter here. icon_scratch We have never said everyone will be able to grow everything. In milder winter ar...
by Si
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.
Replies: 45
Views: 2049

Re: Southsea Canary Island Date Palms.

This is without equal in this land, each petiole plus fan are 10ft, I hope to god this survives the long haul
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