Digging up Trachys - how much root?

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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by phatplants » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:30 am

Lovely palms and a good root ball on each. Should do well in time. I've got a Trachycarpus just starting to show signs of recovery after a year.


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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by multim » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:33 am

Incidentally, all of my Trachycarpus's have flower buds showing........much earlier than normal.
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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by samtobuk » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:53 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Soak that root ball before it completely dries out.
Yep, rootballs wrapped and soaked this morning, should be in the ground by end of the day.


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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:04 pm

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Yorkshire Kris wrote:Soak that root ball before it completely dries out.
Yep, rootballs wrapped and soaked this morning, should be in the ground by end of the day.
Good, if done properly it will increase the weight considerably!
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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by samtobuk » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Thought I should finish this one off with a couple of pics of them in the ground.

Seem to be pretty solid and steady, have had some strong winds since they have been in and no sign of movement. The big one is tied to nearby old buddleia and couple of supports at the base, just in case.

Already had some of the local dog walkers commenting on them (positively) ......best quote had to be "what a great tree fern you have"!! :lol:

Put them in quite close to the stone walls, hopefully they will be there a long time and already pretty thick so shouldn't be an issue. Think they work quite nicely against the grey stone.

Just need to plan what to put underneath and nearby to them now! Borders will be expanded first. icon_geek
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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:33 pm

They look great now re-planted.
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Re: Digging up Trachys - how much root?

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:51 pm

Looks like mission accomplished icon_thumleft

You now need to watch the spears move. That will tell you what a good job you've done.

Like the companion planting.


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