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by karl66
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: More plants.

What about butia Eriosopathi?, or very near. I've seen some nice one's with thickish trunks, have many had these through last winter and survived. karl.
by karl66
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: More plants.

I am looking at buying 1 more palm out of these 3, Jubea chilensis, Butia capitata, Trithrinax campestris. Which would be my best bet for winter survival. thanks karl.
by karl66
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: More plants.

wouldnt worry about perlite,you want to use plenty of grit though,as much as you like icon_thumright Thanks, do you think its to late to repot it or would you wait till spring?. Also the yucca faxoniana seems to have a bit to much soil to ratio, shall i add a bit more perlite to this for better dra...
by karl66
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: More plants.

dino wrote:The Gloriosa is hardy
Great thanks. the gloriosa was only a £15 plant and is in a small pot with just plain compost.I want to repot it but surely being a yucca it must have purlite in the mix as well?. karl.
by karl66
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 853

More plants.

Could not resist more spending today!!. Bought a lovely little waggy, 10inch nice thick trunk and overhaul height 33 inches. Yucca gloriosa variegata small one, plus a big Yucca faxoniana. Can you guys give me any info on the Yucca's please. Iam told the later one is very hardy. thanks karl.
by karl66
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying waggy's .
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Buying waggy's .

Have many off this forum bought plants from Akamba. They have some 4ft waggy's trunk only for about £250?. I have 2 fortunies about 8 inches bigger trunk only but fancy one of these to compliment them. I think 1 of my fortunies might be a mix of the 2 but its so hard to tell for a beginer like me!!....
by karl66
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palmbooster application.
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

Re: palmbooster application.

cordyman, the pics are on the new members welcome title from yesterday. After the lose of my 2ft fortunei these really are my babies!!. karl.
by karl66
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palmbooster application.
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

Re: palmbooster application.

Many thanks. I have given them 3 applications in the last 5days!!. I will follow your instructions from now on. hope no damage has been done. karl.
by karl66
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palmbooster application.
Replies: 26
Views: 1116

palmbooster application.

When watering my Trachycarpus's is it best to give them a good water one day, then palmbooster say in a 5lt can the following day?. Otherwise wont the palmbooster be diluted and not so effective. Also is it wise to water the fortunei i've just put in the ground every day to help them along, as they ...
by karl66
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Yucca Rostrata.
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Yucca Rostrata.

I've got a rostrata that i may leave in the existing pot or repot into something bigger. Whats the best mix ratio, and whats best to use. I;ve heard you have to be very careful as its a delicate operation. The trunk is 90cm and pretty thick. I have a picture on the new members forum of it and its po...
by karl66
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: new to palms.
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: new to palms.

Hi tom. the palms were from cypress nurseries, and the Rostrata was from Hyde farm exotics. The place i had the yucca from were fantastic to deal with, a man called Roch owns it and is a real enthuisiast. I'll be on my prayer matt for the next couple of weeks re the palms. karl.
by karl66
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: new to palms.
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: new to palms.

Sorry if these are posted in wrong section. These are photos of newly planted fortunei and yukka rostrata.

And dead palm tree

Karl
by karl66
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: new to palms.
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

new to palms.

Hi,hope i can gain some valuable tips and information from you all. my first experience with palms started with a small fortunei which lived in a pot for to years until the trunk was about 1ft tall with a good top on it. the winter just gone i lost it and it had a 22inch thick trunk!!. I have just p...