Hi from chatham

hardytom

Hi from chatham

Post by hardytom » Sun May 06, 2012 8:39 pm

I am completely new to this and want to say hi an . I live in kent and am seeking advice on where the best place to put my recent washingtonia robusta purchased off ebay (currently next to garage door . I also have a Texas Palmetto indoors but dont know what soil it needs as it has rapidly outgrown its pot that it was shipped in. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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many thanks tom
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GREVILLE

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by GREVILLE » Sun May 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, Tom icon_cheers You've come to THE exotic plant chatroom so we're privileged to have someone chat from Chatham :lol:

Choose the most sheltered sunny spot you have for your robusta and the same would go for your palmetto if you are planting it outside. Otherwise pot on the palmetto in a John Innes type mix with added grit/perlite.

Click on the EXOTICS tab and look under PALMS. You'll enjoy Dave's history of his robusta and there's also a reference there for dwarf palmetto.........amongst many others icon_thumright

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grub

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by grub » Sun May 06, 2012 10:54 pm

Welcome to the mad house Tom icon_cheers , we've a few in from Chatham including Mixie and Pixie :DD .

Tom2006
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Re: Hi from chatham

Post by Tom2006 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:27 pm

Welcome! Nice palm.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

Trudytropics

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by Trudytropics » Sun May 06, 2012 11:45 pm

Hello Tom and welcome the HTUK :D

GoggleboxUK

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon May 07, 2012 12:48 am

Hi and welcome Tom

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jungle jas

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by jungle jas » Mon May 07, 2012 6:30 am

Hi Tom welcome, Why did you choose an Washie for your garden. icon_thumright

kata

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by kata » Mon May 07, 2012 8:18 am

Welcome Tom

Pics of the garden, before and after?

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hardytom

Re:Pics of the garden, before and after?

Post by hardytom » Mon May 07, 2012 9:39 am

thanks for all the welcomes :) and more pics of the garden will come up later as it is currently a bit of a mess

hardytom

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by hardytom » Mon May 07, 2012 9:45 am

jungle jas wrote:Hi Tom welcome, Why did you choose an Washie for your garden. icon_thumright
I chose a washingtonia as I wanted something different from the more common palms planted in my area. I also think *washingtonias are better looking than eg a trachycarpus or Phoenix canariensis_CIDP given the right amount of protection in winter :D

JakoMonster

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by JakoMonster » Mon May 07, 2012 11:42 am

welcome :)

kata

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by kata » Mon May 07, 2012 12:54 pm

more pics of the garden will come up later as it is currently a bit of a mess
We like messy, it very often ends up a start to finish thing of beauty.

:mrgreen:

andyb

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by andyb » Mon May 07, 2012 7:38 pm

Welcome aboard Tom

mixiepalms

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by mixiepalms » Tue May 08, 2012 6:20 am

grub wrote:Welcome to the mad house Tom icon_cheers , we've a few in from Chatham including Mixie and Pixie :DD .

Indeed, Im in chavdom meself, welcome to the forum, Luton Road area.

mixiepalms

Re: Hi from chatham

Post by mixiepalms » Tue May 08, 2012 6:22 am

Good luck with the washie mate, youll need it lol. Trachies maybe common but bullet proof here, and chammies. a good backbone for the garden,.

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