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Palms near me

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:05 am
by lulak10
I took this pix about a month ago, but it's taken me a while to get my husband to send them to me as I took them on his phone.

These are all round where I live in Beckenham.

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:06 am
by kata
Great shots, thanks for sharing lulak!

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Re: Palms near me

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:24 pm
by Rob S
Interesting, thanks.

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:51 pm
by RogerBacardy

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:31 am
by fern Rob
Rare to see any palms around my area.

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:51 am
by kata
Non - existent here, or my old town,

Here three years ago I passed my local park and saw this.
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When summer ended they never got planted again.

No shortage whatsoever for trees here, its more your tubs and hanging baskets not palms. This is a woodland of trees and Bluebells.
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A school railing showing Wigan in Bloom tub of flowers.
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Summer may see a palm tree, who knows how council gardeners work.

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Re: Palms near me

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:28 am
by lulak10
There's quite a lot round me - the pix of the larger ones, but quite a few gardens have smaller trachies.

I have seen some really nice ones in people's backgardens when I'm on the train into work, but I'll never be able to get pix of them!!! :cry:

Roger - I live in Beckenham, right up by the border with Lewisham. Most of those palms were in the Copers Cope/Kent House area. Whereabouts r u?

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:11 pm
by Nigel
My local council has just planted phoenix canariensis in a local park.... it makes me really annoyed, council tax money wasted when they could buy palms that would be perfectly hardy.

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:14 pm
by cheshirepalms
I wish that the council would plant some palms of some description in my area, they don't even do it on the coast were CIDPs would be worth a go!

Re: Palms near me

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:02 pm
by Adam D
Great palms.

It would be great to see any palms around here.