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by Dave Brown
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Trachycarpus firsts
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Trachycarpus firsts

I have 1000s of seedlings. I now have to weed them out as just toooo many. They are popping up everywhere.
by Dave Brown
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Chamaedorea radicalis
Replies: 43
Views: 5816

Chamaedorea radicalis

Trunkless are planted out and survived -9.9C protected by a fleece bag, but the trunking one is still in a pot. As I only have the one, not about to experiment too much.
by Dave Brown
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm

Be careful of buying by height. Diameter of the trunk shows age, rather than length of leaves. My preference would be a short chunky one.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6417
Views: 172801

Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Not posted on here for so long, where do I start ?
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Agave.....almost in flower
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Agave.....almost in flower

Nice one Lucien, Looks like A.montana. Don't believe they have pups, certainly not any on mine.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 5445

Forum Upgrade

Now the forum is sending out emails, have been able to reset my password to get back in. Thanks for the work put into getting this up again Aidan.
by Dave Brown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 4
Views: 825

I'm Back

Couldn't get in after the data loss, and forum needed to be upgraded as things did not work properly. Now back in. :D
by Dave Brown
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: After the Polar Vortices in NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: After the Polar Vortices in NJ

Yes been keeping an eye on it while battoning down against hurricane force winds here over winter. Seems even Virginia coast had temps down to around 5F. Virginia Palm Society have been talking about their loses, and seems taller, unprotectable, Trachycarpus have not fared well. Boca Joe (Joe Seamon...
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Here is a pic of the furthest advanced ones in the garden. These were protected by a Waggie palm and the back of the arbour.
2014-03-31 09-18-30 Planted out Colocasia Pink China.jpg
All the ones I dug out around the Hiniba are on a prop base and doing well.
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ideas for hiding pots?
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Ideas for hiding pots?

I always use black pots when possible. They absorb heat and disappear into shadows. Some areas of my garden are potted as I use tender plants amongst hardy palms and you can't keep digging in the palm rootball planting out or burying pots. In these cases the black pots in conjunction with sprawly sm...
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

Dave - have you stopped it producing side shoots (ie removed) or is it the single trunk version? Also what has caused it to bulk up thickness of the trunk? - lovely palm that icon_thumleft Cheers Ben It has very few pups,unlike some which become a thicket with age, but yes, I have been removing the...
by Dave Brown
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: What is the growth rate of a mature Chammy?

My Chamaerops has 6ft trunk in about 25 years. Just over 9ft tall overall.
by Dave Brown
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Glad I didn't wash cars at the weekend now, but have had to clean all the glass today as couldn't see out :roll:

Happens occasionally here with southerly winds.

For those on facebook this is what I said at lunchtime :wink:
https://www.facebook.com/dave.brown.HTUK
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Mine are similar Kris. The main thing may be the time to bulk up and get going. Seems they are earlier in a sunny position than in shade. Pink China is also one of the earliest to start under glass, so may get a real head start to plant out after the frosts.
by Dave Brown
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Dahlias again.
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Dahlias again.

There are no eyes on the tuber, only on the stem, so unless you have a tiny piece of stem it is a non starter :wink: