Lets have some cheery garden pics

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Post by themes » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:07 pm

Get them all in the ground Dazza!
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by themes » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:41 pm

What do you plan to grow there Hadge?

also I downloaded that mpg but it was just a video of your windowframe and a strange buzzing sound. I take it you intended to upload a pcture instead you uploaded a mpg. I do that all the time i think I am taking a pic and up making a movie. frog on frog action or something :roll:
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by plan b » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:18 pm

not posted any pictures of the garden for a while, still have probably the most wind shredded musa's on here, but still no breakages :) :)
The forum has been a great help this year. and with all the pictures of stunning gardens on here i think i might have the confidence to up the ante in my own patch.
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by irish dave » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:25 pm

:shock: Plan B your bananas are top class icon_thumleft
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by themes » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:47 pm

irish dave wrote::shock: Plan B your bananas are top class icon_thumleft
if thats Plan B I wonder what plan a would be like. Great Bananas.
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi Lee, and if I've not said it before, welcome to the forum icon_salut

As said Ensete Maurelii (if from B&Q) the Banana Palm, will need to be kept dry and frost free. The only other thing is a word of warning. The palm at the front looks like Trachycarpus fortunei. If so, it will get to 8 to 10 feet diameter in 6 or 8 years, and it is best not to move them once established, or they will get set back. It will completely cover you path, so I would plant all palms midway or to the back of the border. The other palm looks like a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Phoenix canariensis. This if it survives is a monster of a tree 25 feet in diameter, with a 4 or 5 foot diameter trunk. See HERE for how it mkight look in 15 years. :wink:
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Dave in Warrington » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:22 pm

plan b wrote:not posted any pictures of the garden for a while, still have probably the most wind shredded musa's on here, but still no breakages :)
....yes you beat me on the shredded Musa, I thought mine were shredded but even your mature growth has took a thrashing .:ahhh!:
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:08 pm

I think mine were pretty shredded last year :lol:

Lots of shredding and two broken leaves
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Adam D » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:43 pm

plan b,

I would love to see some shots of the other plants you have!

I can see a few glimpses of them in your photos, but not much.

Nice 'nana by the way :D


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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by themes » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:39 am

Dave Brown wrote:I think mine were pretty shredded last year :lol:

Lots of shredding and two broken leaves
DaveB, the Musas look battered. You have strong wind :lol:
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Chalk Brow » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:48 pm

I'm going to cheat, the garden come this time of the year is so parched it is far from at its best (but I'm working on it!). So here are some of the plants in pots.
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by themes » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:57 am

I've got a few aloes.. but your photo does them a great service. That persian shield also looks fantastic, it reminds me of peacocks.
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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Lee Cole » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:21 am

Dave Brown wrote:Hi Lee, and if I've not said it before, welcome to the forum icon_salut

As said Ensete Maurelii (if from B&Q) the Banana Palm, will need to be kept dry and frost free. The only other thing is a word of warning. The palm at the front looks like Trachycarpus fortunei. If so, it will get to 8 to 10 feet diameter in 6 or 8 years, and it is best not to move them once established, or they will get set back. It will completely cover you path, so I would plant all palms midway or to the back of the border. The other palm looks like a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP Phoenix canariensis. This if it survives is a monster of a tree 25 feet in diameter, with a 4 or 5 foot diameter trunk. See HERE for how it mkight look in 15 years. :wink:


Thanks for all your advise, the lable on the palm said its a windmill palm & only grows 2-3 leaves a year i got it from B&Q is this not the case? i might have to rethink were i have placed it has i had planted them before i read your thread, The Ensete Maurelii i got from a place called palm springs cost £8.50 is that good value for size ? i was told by them that if i cover it over winter it should be ok as long as we dont have bad winter


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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by eyefi » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:40 am

Lee Cole wrote:The Ensete Maurelii i got from a place called palm springs cost £8.50 is that good value for size ? i was told by them that if i cover it over winter it should be ok as long as we dont have bad winter
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no chance lee, bad advice. needs digging up and storing.

where is palm springs?


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Re: Lets have some cheery garden pics

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:09 am

Lee, (Chinese) Windmill Palm, or Chusan Palm are common names for Trachycarpus fortunei. Some of the more inventive outlets even call it Chamaerops excelsior which it was called for a while in the distant past :lol: Height 6 ft in 10 years, 15ft in 20 years etc, but they grow to maximum width before the trunk grows, so you are looking at 6 to 10 feet full diameter, unless you remove most of the leaves. :wink:
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