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  1. Anthony Rogers

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    Well done Sir W. Tam, have a celebratory drink on me :)
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    DSC_0303.JPG Just a pic of the Butia capitata, its enjoying the dry, I think.
     
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      Hi Pete,

      Ooh, I like that. Is it completely hardy ?
       
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      Now thats a nice specimen
       
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        That's superb Pete :dbgrtmb:
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I'd never say completely hardy, some big ones were killed a few winters ago.
          But its been ok for the last three winters with just a rain shelter.

          I'm kind of hoping that as mine has been slowly growing for the last 6yrs or so in the cold UK, it might just have a bit more hardiness than one imported and planted out straight away.
           
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            If I was to say I bought that in January, not sure which year now, in an 8 ins pot, frozen solid, from a minus 6C the night before, would you believe me?
            But I still wonder how hardy it is.:biggrin:
             
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              Trachycarpus princeps hybrid P1060869.JPG

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              planning to get these in the ground next year. P1060869.JPG P1060870.JPG P1060871.JPG
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Been out today tidying up the waggie, cutting off dead fronds etc.

                Its getting to be a bit too big these days, I just hope it never blows down in a gale:biggrin: DSC_0063.JPG
                 
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                  If you ever need to relocate your sky dish for a better reception that palm will make a great pole to mount it on.;)
                  A lovely specimen indeed,how old is it ?
                   
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                  Good idea @WeeTam :smile:

                  Its about 30yrs plus.
                  Cant actually remember the planting date, but it was only about 18ins high:smile:
                   
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                    Id better get mine in the ground then pronto so i can get to seeing them get that big before i pop it. Ive a dozen in pots but worried about planting out incase the 2010 winter comes back to fry them. We had -20c then :yikes:
                     
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                    Well they are pretty hardy WT, not tried mine at minus 20 but has had a couple of minus 12s in that winter, but it was well established by then of course.
                     
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                      Im thinking soil warming cables just in case it gets too severe in the future. Pricey so keep looking for a cheaper option. I might even guerilla plant a few around the neighbourhood :whistle:
                       
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                        Love your waggy @pete mine has been battered this winter and is abit worse for wear
                         
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