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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

I think the players would be happy with a Chamaerops in the middle of the pitch :lol:

Mine is not in the middle of the lawn, but you can imagine :wink:
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Post by Conifers » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:46 pm

Matcycas7 wrote:flounder, of course the mower or the machine cuts the grass but how does it gets 2 colours ?
Because the roller flattens the grass in different directions. One row, the mower is heading towards you, the next, heading away, then towards again, and so on. That affects the reflected light your eyes pick up. Go to the far end of the lawn, and the dark rows will now look light, and the light rows dark.


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Post by fieldfest » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:13 pm

Conifers wrote:
Matcycas7 wrote:flounder, of course the mower or the machine cuts the grass but how does it gets 2 colours ?
Because the roller flattens the grass in different directions. One row, the mower is heading towards you, the next, heading away, then towards again, and so on. That affects the reflected light your eyes pick up. Go to the far end of the lawn, and the dark rows will now look light, and the light rows dark.
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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by wintomato » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:30 am

Jezza. Lovely garden pic. Those banana (?) trees look fantastic. What are they exactly? ( sorry, off topic but am not allowed to send PM's from my profile yet)
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Post by jezza » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Red one is ensete maurelli which i don't have any more as it rotted and died this year. Green one is musa basjoo which i still have.


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by ConcreteJungle » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:20 pm

The two colours is merely a trick of the light, the mowers roller bends the grass in one direction, then another as you Mow back up next to the previous line. therefore the sun reflects differently on the grass, brighter and darker.


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by jungle jas » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:14 pm

Matcycas7 wrote:flounder, of course the mower or the machine cuts the grass but how does it gets 2 colours ?
:lol: :lol: :lol: Lawn paint. :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry. :oops:
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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by cordyman » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Chammys are soooooo slow, so I agree unless buying a big specimen it would look very odd, better with a fortune or waggy


Palmhouse have their largest waggy on offer at £70 still, and english hard grown too

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cracking ensete there! how many seasons old?


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:11 pm

Once a Chammy does get big there is no comparison. Chammy wins on elegance hands down, as it has many, many more leaves in the crown.
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Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Once a Chammy does get big there is no comparison. Chammy wins on elegance hands down, as it has many, many more leaves in the crown.

The final result i'll agree on, but as a centre piece unless you have some serious cash to splash on a good trunked chammy, with a single trunk habit like yours, a small chammy would take years to look ok in the centre of a lawn. In a border or on the edge would be ok as doesnt stand out or look odd IMHO


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:52 pm

cordyman wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Once a Chammy does get big there is no comparison. Chammy wins on elegance hands down, as it has many, many more leaves in the crown.

The final result i'll agree on, but as a centre piece unless you have some serious cash to splash on a good trunked chammy, with a single trunk habit like yours, a small chammy would take years to look ok in the centre of a lawn. In a border or on the edge would be ok as doesnt stand out or look odd IMHO
it's the newbie impatience thing again. I didn't buy big I just bought it 20 years ago. A bit like saying if you can't afford a 6 bed house in 2 acres, there is no point in buying a house. The main difference is you know your 2 bed terrace WILL become a 6 bed in 2 acres in 20 years :wink:
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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:56 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Once a Chammy does get big there is no comparison. Chammy wins on elegance hands down, as it has many, many more leaves in the crown.

The final result i'll agree on, but as a centre piece unless you have some serious cash to splash on a good trunked chammy, with a single trunk habit like yours, a small chammy would take years to look ok in the centre of a lawn. In a border or on the edge would be ok as doesnt stand out or look odd IMHO
it's the newbie impatience thing again. I didn't buy big I just bought it 20 years ago. A bit like saying if you can't afford a 6 bed house in 2 acres, there is no point in buying a house. The main difference is you know your 2 bed terrace WILL become a 6 bed in 2 acres in 20 years :wink:

Totally agree but the key location here is "centrepiece" how long for a £50 chammy centrepiece to not stand out like a sore thumb and spoil the garden?

A side border like yours doesnt look odd. icon_thumright


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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:09 pm

It wasn't always in a side border. here in 2000 after being planted out in 1998
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Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:27 pm

Dave Brown wrote:It wasn't always in a side border. here in 2000 after being planted out in 1998
That's a cracking chammy though, planted 2 years there and it's a good size already. That I could see in a centrepiece. Someone link below nursery chammy for sale right now of that stature though without paying big cash icon_salut


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Re: Chammy in centre of Lawn**

Post by Mr List » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:23 am

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Once a Chammy does get big there is no comparison. Chammy wins on elegance hands down, as it has many, many more leaves in the crown.

The final result i'll agree on, but as a centre piece unless you have some serious cash to splash on a good trunked chammy, with a single trunk habit like yours, a small chammy would take years to look ok in the centre of a lawn. In a border or on the edge would be ok as doesnt stand out or look odd IMHO
it's the newbie impatience thing again. I didn't buy big I just bought it 20 years ago. A bit like saying if you can't afford a 6 bed house in 2 acres, there is no point in buying a house. The main difference is you know your 2 bed terrace WILL become a 6 bed in 2 acres in 20 years :wink:

who knows if you will be around in 20 years these days, people don't have the same level of security people did in the olden days


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