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by karl66
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.
Replies: 24
Views: 1275

Re: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.

I've bought some potash on my way back from work, and give all the palms in the ground and in pots a sprinkling and a light water. It was actually a chap i bumped into at akamba who swore by nitrogen but did say stop the nitrogen july time. He was a customer and had been growing tracys for over 30 y...
by karl66
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: The rain is concerning me now
Replies: 35
Views: 1462

Re: The rain is concerning me now

On newly transplanted palms into the ground is it still best to water daily even though the last few days have seen heavy showers for a few hours at a time?. Is it possible to overwater and do damage.
by karl66
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.
Replies: 24
Views: 1275

Re: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.

I don't know if high nitrogen feed will be of any benefit to palms, isn't it more for leafy plants? If you're using it make sure you stop well before the frosts as high nitrogen feed encourages sap in plants and it's sap that freezes and causes the cell walls to rupture. You don't want lots of sap ...
by karl66
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding young tracys nitrogen.
Replies: 24
Views: 1275

Feeding young tracys nitrogen.

I have several waggys and fortunei/waggys in various pots.I already give them palmbooster, is it ok to give them the high nitrogen feed i give the big ones. thanks karl.
by karl66
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: wrapping tracycarpus.
Replies: 33
Views: 3755

Re: wrapping tracycarpus.

As well as the big ones planted in the ground i've got 4 or 5 waggy's and fortunies in various size pots. What sort of time of year will i need to bring say a waggy with a measurment of 70cm from bottom of trunk to top of tallest leave?. karl.
by karl66
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying palmbooster.
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Buying palmbooster.

The Codfather wrote:its £20.....you will find it on ebay.. http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=palm ... m270.l1313
Thanks m8, i no how much it is retail but i'm looking to get a deal by buying a few bottles at a time karl.
by karl66
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Buying palmbooster.
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Buying palmbooster.

I,d like to buy some more at the right money. I only want origional palmbooster, not palmfocus. thanks karl.
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Newbie..
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Newbie..

Welcome m8, new here myself but picking up some good advice and tips. karl.
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardiness, Overwintering and Protection
Topic: wrapping tracycarpus.
Replies: 33
Views: 3755

wrapping tracycarpus.

I know we have plenty of time to decide but do any members stuff hay or straw in the crown area of these palms. 2 have 4.5 ff trunks fortunei, and 1 a 3ft trunk waggy. All in the ground.
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tracycarpus centre spears.
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Tracycarpus centre spears.

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Sounds normal to me. Guessing the "slacker" one has a spear that is more developed and closer to opening?
Kris , the spear with a little play in it is the biggest butter and its closed tight as a ducks-----. karl.
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tracycarpus centre spears.
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Tracycarpus centre spears.

I have a couple of fortunies and a waggy planted in the ground. There all looking healthy and green and having there palmbooster fix :lol: . The main spear on 2 of them is very rigid to touch but on the 3rd one its got a bit of slack in it. Like i say all our very green and all 3 are opening new lea...
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Repotting yucca rostrata.
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Repotting yucca rostrata.

redsquirrel wrote:i would go 50/50 ji no3 /grit nothing else icon_thumright
Thanks m8, should i wait till spring or is this time of year ok?. karl.
by karl66
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Repotting yucca rostrata.
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Repotting yucca rostrata.

Firstly is it to late to repot, and i've bought some John innes No3 to mix with normal compost and coarse grit. What is the mix ratio. thanks karl.
by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palmbooster application.
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: palmbooster application.

A certain person today told me not to put it on newly transplanted palms as until a root system is formed the booster will falsely grow the crown and make the leaves turn yellow and soft!!. Also not to use nitrogen until the palms have bedded in. I thought this was the whole reason to use palmboost...
by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: palmbooster application.
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: palmbooster application.

As an almost beginner , i'm hearing different views on when and when not to apply this. A certain person today told me not to put it on newly transplanted palms as until a root system is formed the booster will falsely grow the crown and make the leaves turn yellow and soft!!. Also not to use nitrog...