Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstanding

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 28, 2013 6:03 pm

That's a beaut, Springly Shine a daylight or blue light on it at night and it will glow :wink:
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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Clive60 » Tue May 28, 2013 6:04 pm

The two (smallish) ones I bought from the Palm Centre last Sept have nothing like the blue colouration yours have, it's as blue as my Brahea.

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Post by Springy » Tue May 28, 2013 6:09 pm

Dave Brown wrote:That's a beaut, Springly Shine a daylight or blue light on it at night and it will glow :wink:
That's a project for the distant future! icon_thumright

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by karl66 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:13 pm

Springy that's a great colouration, the large one I had a few months back is the same stunning shade!, palmcentre may not be the cheapest on a lot of items but I don't think you can knock there quality, & i'd say they have the best stock of cerifera in the uk. karl.

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by cordyman » Tue May 28, 2013 7:56 pm

Springy wrote:
paulrm71 wrote:Visited the palm centre yesterday and they have a new stock of them now. Also a number of trithrinax campestris at £40 each (small multiple heads).
My Mum went to the palm centre recently and treated me to this little beauty! I planted it at the weekend. Thanks Mumsy!!!! icon_cheers

Springy are you time travelling back a month? your garden is filled out already! how is the trex so far ahead ?? :shock:

great cerifera too!

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Half Hardy » Tue May 28, 2013 8:04 pm

If the blue coloration,is a defence against severe sunlight,it could mean the palms with the strongest shade of blue have been mostly ,grown outside somewhere sunny(spain,Italy?).I would expect they would gradually lose some of their colour in the uk.
Has anyone grown one outside long enough to find out if they can keep their colour here?
My B.armata, planted out,has lost a lot of it's colour,my other one(bought on ebay from spain) overwintered in the greenhouse has kept it.

Springy

Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Springy » Tue May 28, 2013 8:15 pm

No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.
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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue May 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.
Looking great! icon_thumleft Any chance of seeing some photos of your Phoenix canariensis_CIDP? Was it protected overwinter?

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Springy » Tue May 28, 2013 9:14 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:
Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.
Looking great! icon_thumleft Any chance of seeing some photos of your Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP? Was it protected overwinter?
Phoenix canariensis_CIDP was only protected on about 2 or 3 nights this winter when forecast down to -7 The damage on it is from the previous winter not from the winter just gone.

I'm hoping that I can keep this cerifera through the forthcoming winter as my other one took a serious hit in the winter of 2011.
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Post by Deedee » Tue May 28, 2013 9:42 pm

Wow Cordy thats a gorgeous plam, A proper showstopper icon_thumright

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Post by Deedee » Tue May 28, 2013 9:43 pm

Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.
Stunning garden Springy, whats it gonna be like in a few weeks, wow..

cordyman

Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by cordyman » Tue May 28, 2013 10:00 pm

Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.

what are the pink/purple flowers on tall green stems? really add some nice colour early season?

The trachys really finish the garden off a treat.

also trunk on that trex near the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP is insane, how old?

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by Deedee » Tue May 28, 2013 10:04 pm

cordyman wrote:
Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.

what are the pink/purple flowers on tall green stems? really add some nice colour early season?

The trachys really finish the garden off a treat.

also trunk on that trex near the Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP is insane, how old?
Thats a Trex :shock: I was gonna ask but didn't want to look Thick :) Its Amazing Springy..

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by GREVILLE » Tue May 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Safe to say, Springy, that's an outstanding plant that's standing out icon_thumleft

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Re: Cerifera planted out, the blue colouration is outstandin

Post by cheshirepalms » Wed May 29, 2013 7:10 pm

Springy wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:
Springy wrote:No Cordy, no time travelling, just a dose of fertiliser, rain and a day or two of sunshine!

I must admit that it's the best that the garden has looked for this time of year! Nigel's palms and fertiliser has worked wonders.
The cerifera is a real show stopper and will be a real talking point.
Looking great! icon_thumleft Any chance of seeing some photos of your Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP? Was it protected overwinter?
Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP was only protected on about 2 or 3 nights this winter when forecast down to -7 The damage on it is from the previous winter not from the winter just gone.

I'm hoping that I can keep this cerifera through the forthcoming winter as my other one took a serious hit in the winter of 2011.
Its looking good too, as long as the middle is lush then it will be ok.

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