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new to palms.

Post by karl66 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:14 pm

Hi,hope i can gain some valuable tips and information from you all. my first experience with palms started with a small fortunei which lived in a pot for to years until the trunk was about 1ft tall with a good top on it. the winter just gone i lost it and it had a 22inch thick trunk!!. I have just pushed the boat out and purchased 2x fortunei, one with a 4ft 4inch trunk but very thick and one with a 4ft 10inch trunk but a lot thinner and very straight looking. They have both gone straight in the ground with plenty of good soil horsemanure, nitrogen feed and a double dose of palmbooster. I have also just purchased a stunning yucca Rosstrata blue leaves, this has nice thick trunk which is 90cm and a big healthy crown. karl.

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Re: new to palms.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:16 pm

Hi Karl, welcome to the forum.

They sound like cracking plants, make sure you put some pics up asap.

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Post by karl66 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Sorry if these are posted in wrong section. These are photos of newly planted fortunei and yukka rostrata.

And dead palm tree

Karl
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Post by grub » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:17 pm

Welcome aboard Karl icon_thumleft .

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Post by Dave Brown » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi Karl, and welcome to the forum icon_salut

They are nice palms icon_thumright The pics are too small to tell for certain but the leaves look very waggy-ish to me
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Re: new to palms.

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi

VERY NICE palms!!! Where did you get them from , not seen any as straight and tall as that for a while.

From what I gather the Rostrata are virtually bomb proof, hoping to get one myself in a year or so. :D
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Post by karl66 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:53 pm

Hi tom. the palms were from cypress nurseries, and the Rostrata was from Hyde farm exotics. The place i had the yucca from were fantastic to deal with, a man called Roch owns it and is a real enthuisiast. I'll be on my prayer matt for the next couple of weeks re the palms. karl.

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Re: new to palms.

Post by lee-ann » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi Karl welcome aboard .... love the rostrata :D

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Re: new to palms.

Post by Trudytropics » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:27 pm

Hi Karl, welcome to HT, you have a lovely big garden to fill with tropicals better get saving :lol:

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:18 pm

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Post by kata » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:40 pm

Beautiful garden, and welcome to HT Karl,

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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:51 am

hi Karl,welcome to htuk icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
dont listen to no one on here,they would have you filling all that lovely garden with palms and exotics,turning it into a jungle :lol: :lol: icon_thumright icon_thumleft icon_thumright
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Post by Maxine » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:26 am

Hi karl,

Welcome to Hardy Tropicals. Your plants look really lovely. I hope that they will do well and grow superbly. I have just got a new Tracycarpus Waggie Palm.

Maxine

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Re: new to palms.

Post by cordyman » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:21 pm

Has one of the trachys been bark stripped of its fur and old cut fronds at the base?

Both look great :)

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Re: new to palms.

Post by Rachelpalm » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:16 am

Hello Karl
you have some lovely large palms there. And a huge garden too. Nice to meet you and see your pics,

Cheers

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