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by billdango
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Phoenix canariensis_CIDP survival in southampton.
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Phoenix canariensis_CIDP survival in southampton.

are there any live Phoenix canariensis_CIDP left in southampton . all the ones that i know locally are dead .the lowest temperature that we had was about -7c , and although all the other types of palms that grow in southampton were okay no cidps seem to have survived.as far as i can see allcordyline...
by billdango
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordylines are down by 60% here
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Cordylines are down by 60% here

nearly all cordylines here in southampton seem okay up to now . i haven;t yet seen any killed or damaged by the last two cold spells ,unlike all the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP;s which have been totaly destroyed. i did see a few varigated forms and brown forms scorched by the wind but thats all. mind y...
by billdango
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

to any forum members in southampton. are there any phoenix canarensis palms left alive in the city and suburbs ???. at last count in 2009 there were seventy at least of sizes ranging from a few feet to eighteen feet .as far as i can see they are all dead or dying.most of these keeled over [mine incl...
by billdango
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

HI GREVILLE, THANKS FOR YOUR WELCOME I WILL SEND SOME PICTURES AS SOON AS I GET MY PRINTER SORTED OUT .
RGDS BILLDANGO.





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by billdango
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS SPEAR PULL
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: CHAMAEROPS SPEAR PULL

sorry to read about your chamerops spear pull. that happened to mine back in 1987 during a big freeze up. they were only about three feet in height back then ;but went on that summer to make a full recovery . its never been as cold as that in southampton since that year although last winter came ver...
by billdango
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Absolutely gutted....
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: Absolutely gutted....

a message of hope from bill dango ; sorry to hear what happened ,i had a similer experiance last year when a neighbor three houses up the road had his garden cleared out. because of this a magnificent eucalyptus perriniana 100 feet tall was ripped up by the roots and burned . and even worse, a 15 fo...
by billdango
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Hi Bill Welcome icon_thumleft will you be putting some pics up, sounds very interesting what you have there rgds hello arlon, its great to hear from you. i will be posting some pictures as soon as i learn how to do it . as at the moment i am still learning on the computer . i must be very careful n...
by billdango
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

hello Bill. blimey, a thirty foot Trachycarpus, thats only 29' 3" taller than mine! hi flounder . thats an interesting name ,don,t worry about your baby trachycarpus . all of mine were only a few inches high when i planted them back in the mid seventies . allways remember tiddlys become biggelys? b...
by billdango
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: this winters Phoenix canariensis_CIDP protection
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: this winters Phoenix canariensis_CIDP protection

that looks a great cover . believe me ,iff you have a passion for plants it,s worth any effort to give them at least some protecton .this is the uk not spain so extra effort has to be made . here in southampton we lost many Phoenix canariensis_CIDP last winter ,mainly in the north east section of th...
by billdango
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Do Roebellinis need much winter light
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Do Roebellinis need much winter light

i think they do .. i have a three foot one in a pot which stands outside in a protected spot from mid april to october . never under any circumstances let it get to dry at any time or it will just suddenly collapse and die . mine stands in a small shed next to house with full daylight hours at about...
by billdango
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Here's why Trachycarpus won't naturalize here.
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Here's why Trachycarpus won't naturalize here.

hi there . you are lucky ,my trachycarpus seeds keep sprouting in hundreds every year . iff i did,nt dig them in every year i would be buried alive in palm trees.
iff any other members are short in palm trees [baby ones] just let me know
yours. billdango.
by billdango
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus fortunei roots
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

icon_study icon_study icon_study i'm looking into getting a fairly large Trachycarpus.F for my garden this year. regarding the roots is there any need for concern? it will be planted at least 7 metres from my house. i'm looking at this one as being best size versus money value http://www.easytropica...
by billdango
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

hello dave . as first on the list you deserve first reply . as i stated earlier i have been growing mainly cold hardy palms for about thirty years and so far i have had great succsess with many different species. the first palms that i bought back in 1975 came from a palm center in linconshire. thes...
by billdango
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Greetings from Bill in Southampton
Replies: 133
Views: 9167

Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Hi Everyone!

I have been growing Palm Trees for 30 years and I wish I had never started!!
Actually thats not true..

I have a great passion for cold hardy palms and Southampton is a great place to grow them.

Looking forward to talking to others with similar interests.
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