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New Palm Tree

Post by waggy1 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:16 pm

Last weekend I collected a palm tree I had purchased on Ebay for £67. The previous owner told me that the tree had gone from pillar to post, as he had moved house numerous times and its current environment was no longer supporting it, due to an exposed coastal climate and because it could do with being planted in the ground, and not a barrel. He told me that he paid £360 for the plant 10 years ago.

I've bought some more palm feed for this year. hopefully it will produce some foliage and be more photogenic in the future.
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by flounder » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:56 pm

They always look ropey when they have a street light growing out of them :wink:
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by The Codfather » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:57 pm

Great buy and in 2 years timeout should be grand again
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:34 pm

It'll look brilliant in 2017. icon_thumleft


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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by waggy1 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:04 pm

Thanks. I will keep a look out for the growth for new leaf shoots, and then I reckon it will be just a matter of time. Although it was in a big half barrel I'm sure it was in need of repotting or putting in the ground. The barrel was burnt the other evening due to rot and it's falling apart at the seems.


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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by kata » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:34 pm

You were very brave Waggy to pay that kind of money for a palm looking like that...defoliated. It should 'come to'..eventually.
They always look ropey when they have a street light growing out of them
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by The Codfather » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:45 pm

It actually looks like one Gary was selling on ebay last year from Sunderland.
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by RogerBacardy » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:54 pm

I think that's a great buy, a bargain. Obviously, it's suffered due to the drying effects of wind and being in a barrel so the roots have not been able to support the transpiration, but planted inland, in the soil with a gravel mulch, I reckon it'll look great by this autumn. :)

That' s a lot of trunk for less than £70. Everyone's a winner in this deal!


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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by The Codfather » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:13 pm

Searched the net.....Gary sold it on ebay April 2012.....7ft tunk.....with a slight kink in the trunk
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by Mick C » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:42 pm

Are you going to trim the roots or just plant it as it is?

Some people would hack them back a bit to encourage new root growth and my instinct would be to do this, but I can't say I really know what's best. I planted a slightly sickly looking bargain Trachycarpus a few years ago, and I suspect that it would have sulked less if I'd been a bit more brutal with it before I planted it.


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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by waggy1 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:24 am

I planted it as it was, but before planting I teased the roots out around the sides as it seemed root bound.


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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by fern Rob » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:19 am

Great buy, it just needs to settle down i think.
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by tropical Tom » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 pm

flounder wrote:They always look ropey when they have a street light growing out of them :wink:
I thought it was a giant golf club :lol:
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Re: New Palm Tree

Post by waggy1 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Thanks Rob. I hope so, and BTW I enjoy having a look at your blog every so often to see what your are up to.

One good thing about that giant gold club is that it gives my front garden some night time lighting.


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