James Young's Garden Blog - 19/06/2012 - UPDATE!!

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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Jamesyoung » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:24 pm

Thank you for the comments!

yes I had quite a bit of help from my girlfriend, my mum and her boyfriend, I couldnt have done it without their help. My mums boyfriend is also really interested in hardy tropicals and has a very nice large garden with huge palms. He is a gardener by trade so that helps!

I think the Trachycarpus fans have been stunted by the 2010 winter but its looking healthy so im happy it diddnt die really

As for the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Ill be digging a hole in the ground dropping it in in the pot then bringing it in the conservatory over winter, until it gets too big to lift that is ....thats what i did with my washy


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Trudytropics » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:23 pm

James forget the turf, plant the whole lot up :lol: Very nice Phoenix canariensis_CIDP :mrgreen: , now you have cleared the garden your transformation can begin, good luck icon_thumleft
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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by greendragon » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:46 pm

I would have avoided the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP if the Trachycarpus took that much damage. Even people in Cornwall have a hard time keeping the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP alive from what I have read and digging it up every year would mean that the roots never fully establish. I would stick to Trachycarpus/Chamaerops and maybe a very sheltered Butia Capitata up against the south facing wall. Tetrapanax Rex and Ostrich ferns would fill up the empty space for you quite fast as well since they would spread themselves everywhere.

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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by cordyman » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:20 am

nice bit of blank canvass clearing going on there!

Have you decided where to put the shed and animal hutch?

Greendragon he is keeping the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in a pot, to just lift out every year so no roots to disturb as such. icon_thumleft You could put lots of gravel at the bottom of the hole to discourage too much root from growing through too icon_scratch


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Rod » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Very nice James - now let the planting begin.
I would stick to these species below for any success in the Midlands

1/ Butia capitata
2/ Butia eriospatha
3/ Trachycarpus fortunei
4/ Trachycarpus wagnerianus
5/ Chamaerops humilis
6/ Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
7/ Jubaea chilensis
8/ Jubutia ( Jubaea x butia )
9/ Brahea armata ~ keep in very well drained soil
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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Jamesyoung » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:35 pm

Cordyman - not sure on where to put the rabbit hutch yet the rabbit is my missus' if i had my way it wouldnt be in the garden :lol:
as for the shed its going to go in the leftside back corner as thats the shadier of the 2 sides as im going to have all my large palms in the other corner.

I took a trip to vale exotics in Evesham today and was very impressed!!! good quality palms that look really healthy and most at a very reasonable price, I had to really excercise some self control when walking past the huge trachys and butias for £400


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Rick1965 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Rod wrote:Very nice James - now let the planting begin.
I would stick to these species below for any success in the Midlands

1/ Butia capitata
2/ Butia eriospatha
3/ Trachycarpus fortunei
4/ Trachycarpus wagnerianus
5/ Chamaerops humilis
6/ Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
7/ Jubaea chilensis
8/ Jubutia ( Jubaea x butia )
9/ Brahea armata ~ keep in very well drained soil
I would add a Chamaerops Volcano to this list. Great work James 8)


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Andrew Smith » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:23 pm

Rick1965 wrote:
Rod wrote:Very nice James - now let the planting begin.
I would stick to these species below for any success in the Midlands

1/ Butia capitata
2/ Butia eriospatha
3/ Trachycarpus fortunei
4/ Trachycarpus wagnerianus
5/ Chamaerops humilis
6/ Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
7/ Jubaea chilensis
8/ Jubutia ( Jubaea x butia )
9/ Brahea armata ~ keep in very well drained soil
I would add a Chamaerops Volcano to this list. Great work James 8)
My Chamaerops Volcano suffered some leaf damage over the past winter even though we had quite a mild winter. Also had some leaf damage to my Chamaerops Humilis too. Lowest temps in Feb were about -8C with average lows of about -5C. I'm thinking about getting some fleece bags for my Volcanos and Humilis next winter.


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Andrew Smith » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:23 pm

Rick1965 wrote:
Rod wrote:Very nice James - now let the planting begin.
I would stick to these species below for any success in the Midlands

1/ Butia capitata
2/ Butia eriospatha
3/ Trachycarpus fortunei
4/ Trachycarpus wagnerianus
5/ Chamaerops humilis
6/ Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
7/ Jubaea chilensis
8/ Jubutia ( Jubaea x butia )
9/ Brahea armata ~ keep in very well drained soil
I would add a Chamaerops Volcano to this list. Great work James 8)
My Chamaerops Volcano suffered some leaf damage over the past winter even though we had quite a mild winter. Also had some leaf damage to my Chamaerops Humilis too. Lowest temps in Feb were about -8C with average lows of about -5C. I'm thinking about getting some fleece bags for my Volcanos and Humilis next winter.


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Andrew Smith » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:24 pm

Rick1965 wrote:
Rod wrote:Very nice James - now let the planting begin.
I would stick to these species below for any success in the Midlands

1/ Butia capitata
2/ Butia eriospatha
3/ Trachycarpus fortunei
4/ Trachycarpus wagnerianus
5/ Chamaerops humilis
6/ Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera
7/ Jubaea chilensis
8/ Jubutia ( Jubaea x butia )
9/ Brahea armata ~ keep in very well drained soil
I would add a Chamaerops Volcano to this list. Great work James 8)
My Chamaerops Volcano suffered some leaf damage over the past winter even though we had quite a mild winter. Also had some leaf damage to my Chamaerops Humilis too. Lowest temps in Feb were about -8C with average lows of about -5C. I'm thinking about getting some fleece bags for my Volcanos and Humilis next winter.


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Rick1965 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:26 pm

I am very surprised about that Andrew. I have had a Volcano for the past 8 years or so, it has never been protected and has not sustained any winter damage.


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Re: My Garden - 9/04/2012 UPDATE!!

Post by Jamesyoung » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:53 pm

Another Update and another weekend of hard graft
> Temporary patio laid (until i can afford decking)
> Shed base finished
> 6 trips to the tip
> gerenal tidy up and prep for turf
> itching to start spending my money on tropicals but have to be patient :(
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Re: My Garden - 16/04/2012 UPDATE

Post by Jamesyoung » Sun May 06, 2012 7:28 pm

Went to london today to collect a large trachycarpus i found for sale on tinternet for £70!! :o BARGAIN!!
had to dig it out so cue a gang of mates, a pickup truck and some brut force

We planted it when we got back then got cracking with the turf and below is the result of some very hard work today (and the month before prepping)

Im so happy how the garden looks now and I can start really making it look just how i want it.

look on page 1 for how it looked about a year ago the you will see why i am so happy today!!!
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Re: My Garden - 06/05/2012 - BIG UPDATE!!

Post by Springy » Sun May 06, 2012 7:38 pm

I'm loving the transformation and that palm is an absolute cracker!
Well done!! icon_cheers


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Re: My Garden - 06/05/2012 - BIG UPDATE!!

Post by andyb » Sun May 06, 2012 7:43 pm

Springy wrote:I'm loving the transformation and that palm is an absolute cracker!
Well done!! icon_cheers
Seconded, very nice job icon_salut


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