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by cai williams
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: AN EXOTIC GARDEN IN SOUTHAMPTON,UK.
Replies: 46
Views: 3606

Re: AN EXOTIC GARDEN IN SOUTHAMPTON,UK.

you haven't held back, have you. icon_salut icon_salut
by cai williams
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Butia yatay x Syagrus romanzoffiana
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Butia yatay x Syagrus romanzoffiana

The butia genus is perhaps the most beautiful of all pinnate palms, yet is very variable. I wonder if the addition of the syagrus gene stems this variability. I also wonder if it would last in the british climate as it looks a fine specimen.
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by cai williams
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Date sowing
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Date sowing

yeah, stuff the vermiculite, cant find any of the bloomin' stuff anyway. :evil: lol
by cai williams
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: pollen????
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: pollen????

Yeah, i think you must be right, it is barely over 50 cms tall :(

Bob, while on the subject of fungi, i notice many white solid blobs on the lower petioles. do u think this could be something of interest :?: :?: :?:
by cai williams
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus Winsan lookalike
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Trachycarpus Winsan lookalike

Conifers wrote:The whole genus needs a careful botanical review
I couldn't agree more! icon_thumleft
by cai williams
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: A Washy crown with over 18 leaves
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

Re: A Washy crown with over 18 leaves

I live in north herefordshire and so am wondering if i can grow a washy outdoors, what is the minimum temperature they can take?
by cai williams
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Flush
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Flush

D'ya mind, i can't sleep with all this lolling! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, and lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol to you too! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by cai williams
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei

Libby wrote:This is mine, been in the ground a couple of years, but it gets very wind blown as we are in quite an exposed site!
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Libby, i think that when the ends of the leaves droop down the way they do on yours, i think it looks prettier, and more like a Trachycarpus.
by cai williams
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: The many faces of Trachycarpus fortunei

my Trachycarpus has very variable leaves. some are delta shaped, some are semi circular, and some are over 180 degrees, all on the same Trachycarpus.[quote][/quote]
by cai williams
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In Memoriam....Tog Tan
Replies: 26
Views: 3068

Re: In Memoriam....Tog Tan

I should have found this site earlier!!!!!! I only joined january 2010!

I would have liked to have shared his experience with palm trees, it is a great loss. Condolencies to all his family. Rest in peace Tog Tan.
by cai williams
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chatham Island Nikau 'Oceana'
Replies: 55
Views: 5315

Re: Chatham Island Nikau 'Oceana'

Dave, you were talking about hardiness zones earlier on, and you mentioned that you were in zone 8b, same as me. The thing i am curious about is this; you have grown dates and washies, both of which are zone 9a or 9b plants. Does this mean that what they say about this or that being hardy to zone......
by cai williams
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaerops Excelsa OR Trachycarpus?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Chamaerops Excelsa OR Trachycarpus?

chamaerops exelsa is used to mean trachycarpus fortunei but should be counted as a wrong answer
by cai williams
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Craig, you got that quote from amulree exotics website didn't you? butia paraguyensis is just as hardy as capitata (least, that's what i read) zone 9b is also located in southern tip of gower, and tip of peninsulas st davids and milford haven aswell as in tenby (wales coverage at least, cannot remem...
by cai williams
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Dypsis decaryi and Wodyetia bifurcata help
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: Dypsis decaryi and Wodyetia bifurcata help

I've looked at this site lots of times and they do have some interesting seedlings there, but have never got round to ordering from them. I must remedy that next Spring as there are a couple of palms I would like to try. What's your growth been like on your Wodyetia, is it slow like mine. Di if you...