Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Huddy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:38 pm

It would be nice Dave if you could take a pic of you standing next to you're butia for size comparrison :D


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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by kata » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:30 pm

Great looking garden Dave,

I love the canopy shots. they remind me when I slipped in the garden and ended up looking up at my Trachi.... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:46 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:Great pics! Is it me or has the washy put on some considerable height?
Yes, it loved the wet summer of 2012, and the warmth of 2013. Seems to be putting on around 6 to 9" (15 to 25cm)of trunk per year.
romping away! How will you protect as it becomes more of a californian skyduster height?

Also is this the first winter its not gone yellow/lost head?


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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:32 pm

I suspect, Dave, that the Washy, like the Trachies, have not stopped moving all winter.


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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:56 am

kata wrote:Great looking garden Dave,

I love the canopy shots. they remind me when I slipped in the garden and ended up looking up at my Trachi.... :lol: :lol:

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are you sure you weren't laying on the ground sunbathing :lol:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:57 am

Huddy wrote:It would be nice Dave if you could take a pic of you standing next to you're butia for size comparrison :D
Don't have one at the moment, but I'll see if I can get one :wink:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:07 am

cordyman wrote:
romping away! How will you protect as it becomes more of a californian skyduster height?

Also is this the first winter its not gone yellow/lost head?
It won't get canopy protection now as too tall.

It was defoliated in winters 2001/2, 2008/9, and 2010/11, but suffered no cold damage in 2006/7, 2007/8, 2011/12 and 2013/14

It had the parasol protection in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. :wink:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Huddy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:30 am

nice one icon_thumleft


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