New buy

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pdid
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Re: New buy

Post by pdid » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:44 am

That's a stunner Gabriel.

If you have seen the pics of my garden from last year you'll know there is no way I can offer advice on drainage :lol:


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Re: New buy

Post by Panama Pete » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:11 pm

Nice palm for def


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Re: New buy

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:13 pm

If your bed is raised with gravel underneath, won't that prevent sumping, Gabriel?

Without doubt the best site for it would be south facing with nearby solid surfaces (stone, brick, paths etc.) storing and radiating heat. Set in something raised. It shouldn't need protecting except from something pretty extreme.

This is what has helped my twenty year plus specimen to do so well.
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Re: New buy

Post by gabriel » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:42 am

Thanks for replies and nice comments.

Lovely brahea Greville icon_thumleft

I have planted it out.
I have added a lot of perlite to the mix, hopefully it will be draining well.

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Re: New buy

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:21 am

Stunning G............ icon_thumleft


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Re: New buy

Post by JBALLY » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am

Very nice mate, I wouldnt of passed that up for £100 either it looks stunning.


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Re: New buy

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:07 am

So worth the cash...looks awesome! icon_thumleft
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Re: New buy

Post by gabriel » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks for nice comments.
Hopefuly it will look the same after winter:)


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Re: New buy

Post by Delboy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Thats a nice palm, nice price too icon_thumleft
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Re: New buy

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:14 pm

Looks good, Gabriel. You may not get much growth next year while roots establish, but 5/6 leaves a year would be a good target for that.

Plenty of doses of 30c water should get it off to a good start.


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Re: New buy

Post by gabriel » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:39 am

Thanks Greville. I don't expect much from it for the next two years tbh, but I would be very happy with 5/6 leaves after that:)


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