Crews Hill today

samtobuk
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Re: Crews Hill today

Post by samtobuk » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:39 pm

The fronds were definitely a much lighter green than the larger cooperi/brownii ones, so broadly speaking I'd say they look similar. They had made the effort to relabel them from dealbata/medullaris that was on the official label so suggests that they probably are.

As I mentioned though, the australis were the £24.99 ones and were really just starting to think about putting some trunk on. Probably 6 inches on the best ones, so nowhere near the size of those big ones. They had some more in the next house as well so seem to have taken a decent delivery of them. Quite a few had potential to make double trunks I would say, although appreciate often once can die off in favour of the other (think my squarrosa may be going that way!).

fern Rob

Re: Crews Hill today

Post by fern Rob » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:39 am

lucky, never see them for sale.

samtobuk
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Re: Crews Hill today

Post by samtobuk » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:47 pm

phatplants wrote:Thanks mate for the info/pics looking forward to going this morning. Will definitely grab a Gunnera and some grasses. Have a list of plants that I'll buy if I see them, otherwise it's pretty dangerous!!!
So .......... how did you get on? Did you pick up much?

phatplants

Re: Crews Hill today

Post by phatplants » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:11 am

Yes, picked up a good sized Gunnera from Hillside, they definitely had more in their tropical tunnel than previous, but nothing that tempted me too much. GC was probably a bit early in the season, with large gaps in part of the building where a lot of their palms used to be. Also visited Paramount, and although good quality palms, a little out of my price range. Picked up a Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' from one of the small independent places and some horti-grit and compost from Thompsons. As I said, I went for specific items on my list, and got two of them. Bigger stuff on order with Nigel icon_thumright

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