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by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

Been out today for a couple of small yucca gloriosa and instead came back with a real baby waggy with only a 3 inch trunk but a lovely strong plant. then a waggy/ fortunei x hybrid with about a 7 inch trunk but very stiff leaves. The icing on the cake is a pure waggy with a 36 inch thick trunk and a...
by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: High nitrogen Chempak feed.
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: High nitrogen Chempak feed.

redsquirrel wrote:you need to root it before you feed it Karl,root stimulant and water during the warm periods,nothing when cool and dry as poss over winter till you get roots poking out the bottom of your pot icon_thumright
They are both in pots but are well rooted and big plants. karl.
by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: High nitrogen Chempak feed.
Replies: 4
Views: 387

High nitrogen Chempak feed.

Can this be put on a yucca rostrata and yucca faxoniana?. I already put palmbooster on them. karl.
by karl66
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: cross polination
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: cross polination

I have 1 typical looking Trachycarpus fortunei, 1 baby waggy, my 3rd one was sold as a fotunie but i'm convinced is fortunei/waggy hybrid. You can see a pic on the welcome forum to decide but i think it would even puzzle the experts :lol: . karl
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

grub wrote:I'd get it in the ground quick, the ground freezes through slower than a pot icon_thumright .
Grub, its now in the ground, sheltered about 1ft away from a wall which is about 4ft tall. Its a lot more sheltered as well. Thanks for advice m8. karl.
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

It depends entirely on the winter you get Karl, I take it the 40" is circumference? Both my Erios survived a winter at -9C fleeced, the following winter saw the demise of 1 with the a low of -12C and serious damage to the other; last winter saw it off :evil: . My Jubaea stood a couple of feet and d...
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Capping Yucca's.
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Capping Yucca's.

I've read that when flowers are cut off there stalks when dead, cement is used to stop rotting? surely this is special product and not cement as we no it.Also does the same apply to fortunei?. thanks.
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Drainage in pots. (Butia eriospatha)
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Drainage in pots.

I have white limestone chippings 3 or 4 inches deep in some of my big containers to help with drainage. Then followed with soil compost and perlite. I have this for free as i'm a roofing contractor!!. Is this alright under palms in pots?. karl. It really depends on the Palm, Karl. Chamaerops grow o...
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Drainage in pots. (Butia eriospatha)
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Drainage in pots. (Butia eriospatha)

I have white limestone chippings 3 or 4 inches deep in some of my big containers to help with drainage. Then followed with soil compost and perlite. I have this for free as i'm a roofing contractor!!. Is this alright under palms in pots?. karl.
by karl66
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter. Whats your view on a Butia Eriosopath with a trunk height of 18 inches the base of trunk is a whopping 40 inches and he...
by karl66
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter. Whats your view on a Butia Eriosopath with a trunk height of 18 inches the base of trunk is a whopping 40 inches and he...
by karl66
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: More plants.

Karl I've lost 2 of these, one made a bit of a comeback after I took a saw to it and cut it right back to the ground but this winter finished it off; the trunk had a 12" diameter. Thanks Grub. Was it undercover and fleeced?. The other one i'm keen on is Jubea chilensis, how would a 3ft overhaul siz...
by karl66
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: More plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

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: 1260

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: 1260

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...