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Farmer dave
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Post by Farmer dave » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:16 pm

I bought a new Trachycarpus I’m wondering if it would be best to get it in the ground where I want it or leave it in the pot till things warm up properly, it also has a small pup on it should I try take it off now and pot it up or leave it to grow on where it is
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Post by tatter » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:36 pm

i personally would leave it a few weeks keep it in sheltered area and protect root/pot keep pup as is also .Especially given your northern aspect.Oh and welcome to the forum Dave
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Post by Chez2 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Tatter some areas of Yorkshire differ greatly, even only fifteen minutes drive by car. We are much warmer than a lot of midlands areas.

I would leave it in the tub unless we have really low temperature forecast. Pots can get frozen really quickly.


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Post by elge_onion » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:19 pm

I would plant it out . It's more likely to freeze in the pot than in the ground now. If bad weather is forecast protect crown and base.
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Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:29 pm

Dave, how big is the Trachycarpus, how big is the pup and what is the size of the pot? icon_thumright
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Post by tatter » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:05 pm

Chez2 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Tatter some areas of Yorkshire differ greatly, even only fifteen minutes drive by car. We are much warmer than a lot of midlands areas.

Fair point Chez .
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Post by karl66 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm

100% plant out... Won't do it any harm.


Chez, not sure if you mean random tempratures can be higher in parts of Yorkshire compared to West mids?, maybe on the east coast areas but as an average comparison were warmer down here.


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Post by Chez2 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:17 am

karl66 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Chez, not sure if you mean random tempratures can be higher in parts of Yorkshire compared to West mids?, maybe on the east coast areas but as an average comparison were warmer down here.
No Karl, I don't mean odd occurrences. I have many areas I watch on my weather app. I realise they are probably forecast not actual temperatures but they do get updated every few hours so they are not going to be too far out. I watch a few areas around the UK, several locally to see the difference and some abroad too. I'm more than a little obsessed with it. I dread to think how many times a day I check it.

In addition to that, the aspect and altitude can make a massive difference to the growth of your plants as well as the weather. Plant development and growth is a good indicator. For example, we used to have a gardener and he lived the other side of Sheffield to us. He said our garden was always about a fortnight ahead of us in terms of growth. Some areas around the edge of the City centre are much higher and often have snow when other areas don't. They can differ quite easily by a few degrees. We are both rural locations.

This is why I suggested you can't give such broad brush advice across such large and diverse areas.


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Post by MonkeyDavid » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm

Are you sure it's a trachycarpus? Trachys don't pup but chamaerops do, some places still call chammys 'trachycarpus exelsa'.
If it is a Trachycarpus then it must be a seedling & not a pup.


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Post by karl66 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 pm

Chez, i'm not an expert on weather but just as qualified to give my opinion as you are.
Just enjoy your plants in sunny Yorkshire and i'll enjoy mine in the cold midlands outback!.


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Post by Chez2 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:53 am

Karl I have had tender succulents in my garden for several years. I take them in for winter but leave the excess out. In some areas of the garden top growth is fine, in other areas they lost the top growth but have come back.

The main difference I have noticed is that the maximum temperature differs more. As soon as sun comes out we don't get the maximum temperatures they do further south. Thats usually much further down than the midlands though. Don't forget I'm on the edge of South Yorkshire so the midlands region starts less than ten miles from my house.


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