Greetings from Bill in Southampton

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billdango

Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by billdango » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:11 pm

Hi Everyone!

I have been growing Palm Trees for 30 years and I wish I had never started!!
Actually thats not true..

I have a great passion for cold hardy palms and Southampton is a great place to grow them.

Looking forward to talking to others with similar interests.
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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:42 pm

Hi Bill, and welcome :?:

I was going to say, it took you long enough to know you didn't like growing them, or was it paying for them :lol:

So what are you growing :?:
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Post by redsquirrel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:43 pm

hi Bill icon_thumright icon_thumright
you must have some good stories to tell with that experience
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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by The Codfather » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:31 am

Welcome.....
AKA - Martin

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

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by kata » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:35 am

Great to have you here Bill..enjoy the forums.

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by mouse » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:00 am

Hi Bill Welcome to the forum mate icon_thumleft

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Post by outatime1978 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:04 am

:D welcome bill,you should have some good advice after all those years :lol:

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Post by Mr List » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:06 pm

hi bill :D

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by Nick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:13 pm

Welcome Bill, 30 years wroth of experience, WOW show us your photo's don't be shy, we all would love to see them.


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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by billdango » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 pm

hello dave . as first on the list you deserve first reply . as i stated earlier i have been
growing mainly cold hardy palms for about thirty years and so far i have had great succsess with many different species. the first palms that i bought back in 1975 came from a palm center in linconshire. these were t fortuni and were only one foot tall ,now at least one of these is nearly 30 feet tall . most of the others are between 25 feet and 15 feet tall ,so now my house looks like it was imported from malaga. i will give a list of my other palms for now and we can discuss them later .
c humilis , c humilis vulcano. c humilis argentea .t wagnerianus ,15 feet tall .i have three of these at present .also i have a r hystix at about 4foot tall and spread .and a 8 foot s romanzoffianum . also a small w filifera in a pot which i will plant in a sheltered spot later on .unfortunatly i lost my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP last winter when the temperature dropped to a record -8c but i will replace it later this year .hope this is of some use to you ,we can have longer disscussions in the future .
ps you have a great garden ,i hope mine gets that good soon .
keep digging . bill icon_study icon_study icon_study

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by grub » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:12 pm

Welcome to the nuthouse Bill :lol:

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by flounder » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:20 pm

hello Bill. blimey, a thirty foot Trachycarpus, thats only 29' 3" taller than mine!

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by Nick » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:26 pm

Flounder you poor little short ass, get some muck in there shoes of yours and you just might grow a little :lol: :lol:

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:44 pm

Hi Bill

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will you be putting some pics up, sounds very interesting what you have there

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Re: Greetings from Bill in Southampton

Post by billdango » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:38 pm

flounder wrote:hello Bill. blimey, a thirty foot Trachycarpus, thats only 29' 3" taller than mine!

hi flounder . thats an interesting name ,don,t worry about your baby trachycarpus . all of mine were only a few inches high when i planted them back in the mid seventies .
allways remember tiddlys become biggelys? be patient and you will have a fantastic palm garden .
all the best , billdango.

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