In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

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In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by allangreenbean » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:52 pm

Pleased to say that my new Trachycarpus wagnerianus have arrived.

Have been looking for some good fortunei and wagnerianus for about a year and finally found some good ones at The Palm House. Unfortunately he has sold out of fortunei.

Great price and great quality. Found George to be friendly and helpful.

He grows them from seed so they have that British vigour and in my opinion look better than the imported ones.

I try to support independent growers where possible as they care about what they do and tend to grower more unique varieties. I'm getting more and more turned off by the production line mentality of the chain stores although being human sometimes can't turn away a sale item. I tend to think of it as a plant rescue.

Anyway here are the pics.
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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by brendan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:59 pm

A great addition to your garden when are you going to plant them ?


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by allangreenbean » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:12 pm

brendan wrote:A great addition to your garden when are you going to plant them ?
This weekend hopefully, beer, I mean weather permitting.

I do like your 2 Trachycarpus's out the front, look really good. May plant one out front.

Going to pick some dry spots for them.


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by redsquirrel » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:19 pm

why? mine have shown better growth this year after that craappy wet summer last year than ever before
great additions to any garden,especially from george,they are they best in the uk imo icon_thumleft
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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by kata » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:42 pm

Lovely palms Al!

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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by Mowgley » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Looking good :D . Must get myself one of these for the back yard
Got a 5 foot one in the front


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by Delboy » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:27 pm

Great looking waggies, you cannot beat one of George's.
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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by cordyman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:31 pm

Got two palm house waggys in my front garden, pristine specimens! Love your three icon_salut


Concur no harm in getting them in either, I planted mine in October 2 years back, figured better insulation for the roots in the ground than in a pot icon_thumleft


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by fern Rob » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:19 pm

They look great.
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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by Dim » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:31 am

nice palms ....

I bought 2 from George for a client 2 years ago .... they are growing really well and are the focal point of that garden (a small 100 square meter garden planted in exotic style)

I need 2 palms for my front garden in spring .... would love to plant fortunei, but its a windy spot where they will be planted, so I may get 2 waggies from George instead
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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by gabriel » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:16 am

Georges waggies. Very very nice.


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by kata » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:44 am

Link for 'George' anyone?

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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by jezza » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:47 am

kata wrote:Link for 'George' anyone?

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http://www.thepalmhouse.co.uk/


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by greendragon » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:55 am

those waggies in 20 years

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2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
2013 Highest Temp - 13th July: 30*c
2013 Lowest Temp - 13th March -4.5*c.


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Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

Post by kata » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:05 am

Thank you Jez!

I Wish I had one like that Al!
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