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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by nige pook » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:58 pm

Hi there Arlon, hardly get time to keep up to date with the forum let alone the blogs,but saw your post regarding allimac!!! Well bless my cotten socks, that as the one I grew from seed,so glad its OK if a bit slow. I find they can be a tad temperamental at the best of times too! I remember giving away about a dozen of these to forum members,wonder how many are still going! Can hardly believe yours survived such low temps and even more impressive,managed a pup the next year separately,fantastic! Nige


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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by Steph » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:07 pm

flounder wrote:
pdid wrote:Nice purchases Mark. I see you finally got your gibbum!

Are they all from the same place, I quite fancy a Brasiliense icon_thumright
Not really the place to discuss what happens below the bikini line :shock:

Bikini line?
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:12 am

Leigh wrote:Nice lot icon_thumleft
Myplantshop ??
Yes Leigh, they are from MPS.Good prices and super quick delivery
Leigh wrote: Still don't understand why this is not in Blog section icon_scratch
I have no idea either............ :roll:
pdid wrote: I see you finally got your gibbum!
Finally got a small one Phil. Hopefully a trunker like yours will come up as well sometime and i can nab that too.
nige pook wrote:Hi there Arlon,..........so glad its OK if a bit slow. Nige
Hi Nige, glad you posted as couldn't for the life of me remember who i got it from. .... :lol: Its doing A1 now. It was all my fault anyway, not the plant, trying to get it do what i wanted instead of vice versa. Its got a tiny pup on it at the mo, which Sanatic has dabs on. Hopefully there'll be another one along soon so i have a spare for myself.
I got a feeling this plant is gonna do particularly well this year.


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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by pdid » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:09 am

flounder wrote:
pdid wrote:Nice purchases Mark. I see you finally got your gibbum!

Are they all from the same place, I quite fancy a Brasiliense icon_thumright
Not really the place to discuss what happens below the bikini line :shock:
Ha, there's always one, and it's always you :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll keep my eyes peeled for a trunker Mark.


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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by fern Rob » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:20 pm

I have been thinking of ordering a couple of C Dealbata from MPS.
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:44 pm

What are your plans for your new tree ferns? They look really good. Are they to go in to a fernery through summer and moved indoors for winter? top plants icon_thumleft
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by miketropic » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:51 pm

that Delbata is just fantastic icon_thumleft
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:12 pm

miketropic wrote:that Delbata is just fantastic icon_thumleft
Especially at night if you can under light the fronds.
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 pm

I only wish i'd bought one years ago but kept putting it off. It must be quite a sight to walk under some trunked specimens and see the underside of those fronds


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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:32 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:I only wish i'd bought one years ago but kept putting it off. It must be quite a sight to walk under some trunked specimens and see the underside of those fronds
I try and put my potted 2ft C dealbata on a stand so I can see the undersides in summer.
A few years ago one the size of your C Dealbata would have been £250 thats if you could find one.
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:42 pm

They are being grown in Europe now so they are getting cheaper.


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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:They are being grown in Europe now so they are getting cheaper.
I believe they where imported trunks, just rooted in Europe.
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Re: Arlons Blog:New arrivals, Cyathea's and Blechnum's

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:51 pm

Nice buys arlon. Your getting quite a nice amount of plants brought this winter. icon_thumleft icon_salut
Best regards Aaron :)

Summer 2013 was a good one :-).

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Re: Arlons Blog: Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:59 pm

Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

The Bolivian Mountain coconut. Apparently, the highest altitude growing palm in the world , between 2700m and 3400m.

I was recently gifted a potful of seedlings from a former member here on HT. From a plastic label i found snapped off in the pot, it seems this particular potful was sown at The Palm Center in June of 2008. Not unusual, as i believe, as they can take 5 or more years to germinate............

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Pretty pointless leaving them in the same pot, so a good shake of the gritty compost and a wash in warm water , revealed some pretty impressive roots. A lot of the finer roots were unfortunately broken off, so time will tell how they fare.

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One of the better roots systems on one plant............

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Not so good but still ok...............

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Cut off coke bottles were the only thing deep enough i had to put them in ......................

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and into a box to stop them falling over ..................

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To give an idea of size, the strap leaves are approx 2ft above the top of compost, so quite a size. They'll stay undisturbed now for some months and hopefully some will survive the root disturbance etc and develop into some nice palms


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Re: Arlons Blog: Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

Post by Nick » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:20 am

A very interesting palm, I hope they do well for you.
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