Some pictures from last year...

kata

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by kata » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:53 pm

Kata. Don't think Ebay is waiting on loads of trachycarpus seedlings, so I will let them growing there so long I don't need the border space. :)
Why not. If your happy where they are thats all that matters EL.

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Exotic Life

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Exotic Life » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Ready for growing season nummero 10, which means a small celebration. At this moment it start to flower, counted 8 this week, but there are another few coming.

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dorothy

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by dorothy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:30 pm

Hi another beautiful garden! It looks soo tropical icon_thumleft

Springy

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Springy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:33 pm

How good is that!!! icon_thumleft

I can't wait for my trachies to flower or even a chammy or two. I'd love to see my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP flowering!! icon_cheers

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Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:42 pm

Brilliant pictures, did the flowers start to come through when it was wrapped over winter, or have they started since its been unwrapped and in the sunshine?

Exotic Life

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Exotic Life » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:17 pm

Thanks!

@ cheshirepalms. The last few years I see something like two flower rounds. The flowering part in Spring which are mostly formed just before winter. This winter has been mild and I have seen a few days with 17-18C including a 21C so far. They are a bit faster and further then other years yes.

Most of the time I see another round produced in late spring which flower into early summer. Maybe that are the ones already which I can seen in the innerside of the palm. Somehow the bees do not like this flowers at all.

Alexander

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Alexander » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:56 am

Exotic Life wrote:Ready for growing season nummero 10, which means a small celebration. At this moment it start to flower, counted 8 this week, but there are another few coming.

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That Phoenix canariensis looks amazing! Well for The Netherlands thats something very out of the ordinary! A month ago I have seen plenty on Gran Canaria in habitat. Nice to see a good one closer to home.

Alexander

Exotic Life

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Exotic Life » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:53 pm

Alexander wrote:
Exotic Life wrote:Ready for growing season nummero 10, which means a small celebration. At this moment it start to flower, counted 8 this week, but there are another few coming.

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That Phoenix canariensis looks amazing! Well for The Netherlands thats something very out of the ordinary! A month ago I have seen plenty on Gran Canaria in habitat. Nice to see a good one closer to home.

Alexander
Thanks Alexander!

fern Rob

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:08 am

Plants looking great.

Alexander

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Alexander » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:22 am

Hopefully we will get warm summers and supermild winters the coming years. Then that P. canariensis will grow fast into a nice tree!

But one day you will get a cold winter vissiting again, then how to protect it.

Alexander

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Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Exotic Life » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:08 pm

Some records that has been broken in those 4 cold winters, were more then 50 years old or even older. If it is going to take another 50 years, then I am left already to warmer places on this world.

Winters don't need to be frostfree like this one (but i would not mind either of course), but just before the colder row will be enough. The winters before where never cold enough to kill a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP.

For now, I don't want to think negative and just enjoy the palm so long I can. 23C here today which is good specially after this mild winter, growth is much further then other years. If there is another killer winter coming, I will have a look on that moment or don't because I left Holland already. Going to Australia this year and you never know...

Alexander

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Alexander » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:13 am

Australia could be nice. No cold winters there, except a few mountainareas.

Alexander

dk

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by dk » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:39 pm

Wow, impressive palm and inflorescences EL! icon_thumleft
Alexander wrote:Australia could be nice. No cold winters there, except a few mountainareas.
I lived in Brisbane for more than a year and missed the rain from time to time, believe it or not! :shock:

Living there was great except for the warmest (most humid) and coldest weeks of the year. Actually the "winters" can feel quite cold unless you got a heater on during the nights, but day time temperatures are always nice. Spring and autumn had the best temperatures between 15-25 degrees night and day. Not too warm during the night and just perfect during the day. For me at least! icon_thumleft

Sadly the distances and air fares when visiting family were too high for me, so I did not stay. But I'll settle for the Med instead in a few years time!

Alexander

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Post by Alexander » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:33 am

dk wrote:Wow, impressive palm and inflorescences EL! icon_thumleft
Alexander wrote:Australia could be nice. No cold winters there, except a few mountainareas.
I lived in Brisbane for more than a year and missed the rain from time to time, believe it or not! :shock:

Living there was great except for the warmest (most humid) and coldest weeks of the year. Actually the "winters" can feel quite cold unless you got a heater on during the nights, but day time temperatures are always nice. Spring and autumn had the best temperatures between 15-25 degrees night and day. Not too warm during the night and just perfect during the day. For me at least! icon_thumleft

Sadly the distances and air fares when visiting family were too high for me, so I did not stay. But I'll settle for the Med instead in a few years time!
Well Brisbane should be pretty humid with enough rain. They get some rainforest there if I am right. And their winter is a bit like a Dutch summer.
But when you are used to very wet Norway then most places are pretty dry. Well the Med can be pretty dry as well...

Alexander

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