AN EXOTIC GARDEN IN SOUTHAMPTON,UK.

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Post by Kerinsian » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:28 pm

It's truly beautiful bill, a paradise in fact. Thanks so much for posting this as yours is one garden I've been especially looking forward to seeing :D


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:18 pm

Beautiful Bill. Thanks for making this video, the palms you grow are pretty amazing and probably one of the most established palm gardens shared on this site. I love it! icon_salut


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Post by Troppoz » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:53 pm

Wow Bill, thats just incredible! Ive never seen trachys that large even here in Australia! And such dense plantings I love how you have to push your way through the foliage to find the hidden rooms, thats a garden that kids could spend hours playing in icon_thumleft
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Post by GaryW » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:06 am

Excellent !! Thanks for posting icon_salut


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Post by kata » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:12 am

I wanted to comment last night but the forum decided otherwise..kept spinning a search so I left.

Awesome garden Bill...well done!!

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Post by Trudytropics » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:31 am

:shock: Surely that garden is located thousand's of miles away, I love the opening shots of your white house surrounded by tall palms, never would believe thats possible in the Uk. Hats off to you Bill, you know your stuff icon_salut
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Post by Conifers » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:08 am

Trudytropics wrote::shock: Surely that garden is located thousand's of miles away,
300, but it might as well be thousands! :lol:


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Post by Trudytropics » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:29 am

Conifers wrote:
Trudytropics wrote::shock: Surely that garden is located thousand's of miles away,
300, but it might as well be thousands! :lol:
:lol: Got that right, we could never hope to achieve what Bill has, nice to look and fantasise though.
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Post by Axel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:11 pm

Hi Bill,

wonderful shots of your trachies. Some of them look very similar to the ones i have seen in the region of Ticino. Trachies get better with age.

I noticed you have a planted syagrus. How has it done for you this summer? Did it grow some new fronds?

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Post by greendragon » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:42 pm

What are you gonna do when the Jub has a 15-20ft diameter crown spread? :)

Im guilty aswell, I planted a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in my 15ft wide garden lol.
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Post by Mr List » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:11 pm

billdango wrote:
Mr List wrote:have you got an unedited version?

i can't watch those anti-shake youtube videos, the black bars jumping around are far too distracting.
I don't like them much either but it looks even worse on the unedited version.

Be patient and I will do a better version with commentary soon.

This was my first attempt and at my age of 67 with shaky hands it wasn't easy to make?

I will get a younger friend of mine to make a better one next time.

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i don't find a problem at all with regular videos that shake just as long as the black bars stay in the same place icon_thumleft icon_thumright


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Post by billdango » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:44 pm

Axel wrote:Hi Bill,

wonderful shots of your trachies. Some of them look very similar to the ones i have seen in the region of Ticino. Trachies get better with age.

I noticed you have a planted syagrus. How has it done for you this summer? Did it grow some new fronds?

thanks,
Axel
Hi Axel,

The Syagrus has been really slow this year because of the cold and wet summer we have had in southern England.

It has only so far pushed out 1 decent frond but lost 2 since last April.

If the summers are going to be like this every year I may have to give up on it and plant something that grows faster?One leaf a year is just no good and will not replace losses.

It is possible that our summers are to cold and short for this species but I am going to give it a go anyway.

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Post by billdango » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:45 pm

greendragon wrote:What are you gonna do when the Jub has a 15-20ft diameter crown spread? :)

Im guilty aswell, I planted a Phoenix canariensis_Phoenix canariensis_CIDP in my 15ft wide garden lol.
At 67 I don't think I will be around to worry about that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by Adrian » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:45 pm

Bill Ive grown Syagrus roms here for a few years now and one leaf is the best youll ever get out of them, its all about keeping good leaves on it through winter, if they get damaged the palm looks crappe for years.
I did winter one for two years outside, potted and pulled up to the house with leaves tied up and a rope light inside a plastic tent, got it through ok but with some damage and then you have a useless looking palm.
You might do better being in the city so worth a shot but for me on the outskirts its either inside for winter or annual bedding. Luckily I have a big conservatory so I can keep them a few years before they outgrow the wintering quarters.
S. Santa Catarina is said to grow at lower temps but IMO theres no difference at all.
Worth all the effort I put into them because nothing palm wise shouts exotic more than a good Syagrus in this country.
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Post by redsquirrel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:42 pm

wow Bill,its awesome icon_thumright
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