Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:52 pm

Simba those trachys. MY EYES!!!!!!! absolute steal. First Trachycarpus is my fav and that stella is gorgeous.

What I like about your garden is the hardy backbone. Trachys and bamboos. always interest year round and no stresses whatever the weather. I need some more trachys !!!

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:44 pm

The only problem I see, is once established they grow fast, and in no time will shade out the sun. I've got to that stage now, and you can't trim the tops off :ahhh!:
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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:28 pm

Dave Brown wrote:The only problem I see, is once established they grow fast, and in no time will shade out the sun. I've got to that stage now, and you can't trim the tops off :ahhh!:
I was thinking about this the other day, and if you "pollarded" a Trachycarpus would it regrow. I seem to remember someones Trachycarpus on here which was chopped near the base and a new spear started to regrow icon_scratch icon_scratch icon_scratch

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by ash101uk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:27 pm

Great prices on those palms!

What are the distinct features of chamaerops Stella? There not much information on this form.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm

Hows this Trachycarpus doing now simba with the sparse head of leaves?

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3600/p3080149.jpg

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:54 pm

cordyman wrote:Hows this Trachycarpus doing now simba with the sparse head of leaves?

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3600/p3080149.jpg

Its doing very well now, as you might be able to see from this pic..
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It is the Trachycarpus that is partially obscuring the view of the jungle hut.
ash101uk wrote:What are the distinct features of chamaerops Stella? There not much information on this form.
Apparently they come from the same area as Vulcano and have short stiff leaves, which are more bluey...apparently.

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Post by The Codfather » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:49 am

That's it......I am moving.
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:25 am

Simba wrote:
cordyman wrote:Hows this Trachycarpus doing now simba with the sparse head of leaves?

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3600/p3080149.jpg

Its doing very well now, as you might be able to see from this pic..
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It is the Trachycarpus that is partially obscuring the view of the jungle hut.
ash101uk wrote:What are the distinct features of chamaerops Stella? There not much information on this form.
Apparently they come from the same area as Vulcano and have short stiff leaves, which are more bluey...apparently.
Wow, what a transformation, a real looker now its nursed back to health icon_thumleft

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by tropicalwon » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:58 pm

I know I've said it before..........I do like your garden..............Superb!

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:31 am

Here's a little plan that I have in mind for 2013....

Bit of a dingy, unused alcove....
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Could become a lovely bright glass room, ideal from some brick built Cycad beds.
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Somehow have to convince Mrs Simba.... icon_scratch

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:54 am

Do Simba, that will be brilliant!

If I had the funds I would do something very similar at the back of our house.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:57 am

As soon as that's built Mrs Simba will have a conservatory suite in there quicker than u can say cycad lol.

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Post by Simba » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:54 pm

We have a small conservatory on the otherside of the house which is furnished, so thats her argument, that we don't need a second one.

So I can't sell the idea to her based on that, it can only be as "my greenhouse" which is a concept that is completely alien to her.... icon_scratch

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Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:33 pm

Just tell her its a cheap lean to greenhouse, then build a real fancy one like the picture.

Is that the spot you initially were going to put a pegoda? i liked that idea.

cordyman

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:07 pm

love the white painted brickwork simba, how often do you repaint? what brand?

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