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by cai williams
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Date sowing
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: Date sowing

where the heck do i find 6% H2O2?

PS: how do i quote stuff?
by cai williams
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: pollen????
Replies: 5
Views: 443

pollen????

Hello, i have just been stripping some fibre off my trachycarpus fortunei, when i noticed some small orange grains by the new growths, about a quarter of a millimetre across. Could this be pollen then? :?: :?: :?:

Cheers if you can chime in
by cai williams
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Which Palms to Grow?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Which Palms to Grow?????

if you are by the coast (the river severn) i know you can grow date and canary island date, although you night want to protect them in the winter. However you could always give the butias a chance, and chamaerops, brahea, raphis, etc, etc (just remember to protect them over winter!)
by cai williams
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Date sowing
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: Date sowing

Thanks for that guys, i shall try to use your words to my advantage, and inform you when (and if) my stones have germinated

PS: if you have any more advice i will welcome it, and finally i wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
by cai williams
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia robusta multi stem growth
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: Washingtonia robusta multi stem growth

oh, and by the way, don't talk to me about liverpool, i am not a football fan :roll:
by cai williams
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Washingtonia robusta multi stem growth
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: Washingtonia robusta multi stem growth

i can only agree, they are pretty awesome washies (gee, why does everyone call them that now?)

About the multi-stem, i think that theory is true
by cai williams
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Do Roebellinis need much winter light
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: Do Roebellinis need much winter light

i would give them a lot of light; mine is in the conservatory and doing well, and if it starts to play up from the cold, put it in the conservatory or any other high celinged room (should you have one) You could just leave it in there, as their max. height is only 2.5m
by cai williams
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Date sowing
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Date sowing

Hi guys, i tried sowing some date stones last christmas and it didn't work. I was just wondering if there was anywhere in particular i might be going wrong. Perhaps i am not giving the seeds enough light while they were in that plastic sealable tub (alright-it was an ice cream box, and i had removed...
by cai williams
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: T-rex (Tetrapanax)
Replies: 224
Views: 12900

Re: T-rex (Tetrapanax)

Are they hardy to -15 degrees?

Seriously-i wanna know! :lol: :lol:
by cai williams
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Phoenix Roebelenii
Replies: 20
Views: 4112

Re: Phoenix Roebelenii

If I am correct in saying that phoenix roebelinii is the pygmy date palm, then it would look great in a conservatory, which is what I have done icon_salut However, if you are intending to plant it out, make sure you check you are on the south coast somewhere. :lol: During the summer I water it once ...
by cai williams
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: We're off to cornwall
Replies: 20
Views: 1239

We're off to cornwall

Were off to cornwall in the summer and i was hoping somebody could come up with some suggestions as to where best to look for palms icon_study
by cai williams
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: chamaerops humilis - removing & growing suckers
Replies: 16
Views: 2583

Re: chamaerops humilis - removing & growing suckers

i had no idea chammies* suckred

*chamaerops humilis :o
by cai williams
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cycad question
Replies: 26
Views: 3464

Re: A question about my cycad

You know, what i would do is wait 'till the tops of the roots start to push the trunk up and out of the soil(at least thats what happens with dracaenas). :?: