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by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Welcome to new members
Replies: 1264
Views: 31854

If you can stand a few posts & pics from the Pacific coast of Canada namely, Vancouver Island, just to mix it up a bit ...

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus crown fiber (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 904

An overview of each palm shows the different traits that correspond with the crown fiber.

Shaggy fiber in the crown.
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Tight fiber crown.
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Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Stumpted
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Hollow it out and convert it into a planter perhaps?

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus crown fiber (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Well the first pic is not T. wagnerianus but it has a more compact growth habit, thicker trunk, slightly smaller stiffer leaves.

The second pics is from a palm with a very open habit, thin trunk, and large leaves that have drooping leaflets.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: An extra hour in bed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

I may be wrong, but I'm sure it had something to do with farmers? i.e. they needed the lighter mornings. Farmers here in Canada get up with the daylight and work til sundown ... it doesn't matter what the hour is named, 6 am, 7am or whatever. Carol ... in North America we need uniformity with time ...
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trachycarpus crown fiber (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Trachycarpus crown fiber (pics)

I can't recall discussion regarding the differences with crown fiber as it emerges and becomes visible. Here are two examples from my garden, both are Trachycarpus fortunei at roughly the same age. One shows a tight and gathered pattern, the other loose, hairy and a rather open habit. Just another i...
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sabal sp. Birmingham
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Thanks Dave ... glad to have you welcome me. Yes, even over this way, it's quite difficult to aquire and I was fortune to have this one given to me by a fellow palm enthusiast. I will spare it from the worst weather until it gains in size.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Sabal sp. Birmingham
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Sabal 'Birmingham'

Here's my Sabal 'Birmingham' that was planted this year. It was in a gallon pot (strap leaves) and was quite root bound so rather than move it up to a larger pot, I planted it.

Cheers, Barrie. (Vancouver Island)

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