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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

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Dave B's Blog - Summer 2019 pic with Washie

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:24 pm

Not updated on here for a while, but this is a pic from the summer.

Compare Washie Washingtonia this year with the earlier pics.
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Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Am I right in thinking that the Washie is now too big to protect any more, Dave?


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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:38 pm

GREVILLEAJ wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Am I right in thinking that the Washie is now too big to protect any more, Dave?
Yes it's about 18ft (5.5m) tall, but... it is above the super cold ground level feeze area. :)
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Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:40 pm

No need to answer the last question, Dave.Just read your earlier post.......from five years ago :lol: Should have gone to Specsavers :>beard<:


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Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

Post by MonkeyDavid » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:44 am

I was only thinking last night that seeing as we've got Dave b posting again it would be good to see his washy, as it's been a long time since I'd seen it..... Are there any more highlights from the summer? How's the Butia doing these days?


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Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:17 am

MonkeyDavid wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:44 am
How's the Butia doing these days?
It was severely damaged in 2010 freeze and took 6 years to recover. Finally in 2016 it started to get decent growth, then along came the 'Beast from the East in Feb/Mar 2018 with -9.9C, then storm Emma slammed into the 'Beast' giving 54 mph gales, BUT at -4.9C This was the worst weather combination I've had in 35 years here. Bertie Butia crown pulled in June. I did all the usual H2O2 treatment, but it was a gonna :( Pic here in Jan 2017
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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:43 am

My other Butia, Barry, is doing fine, but has more shelter from NE than Bertie had.
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