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

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    Thats a pity mowgley, being fairly slow growing any damage remains for quite some time.
    Usually waggies come off a bit better, regarding battering than fortunei.:smile:
     
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    That's why I brought a waggie ;) but the leaves are no were near as stiff as the 2 little one in the front garden. Suppose it's the perils of buying online. Not just the wind I think I planted too early last year (late March ) and Its sulking, all the leaves have gone yellowish.The newer spears seem to be fine though. I'll take a picture
     
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      Pete - that's amazing. I am very jealous.

      I noticed a good sized palm growing in Harrogate, in the recent past - not sure which. But its not there now - sadly. I think I must rely on growing them indoors.
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I'm sure trachys would survive up your way @PeterS .
       
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        Pete - my thought is that plants need to be big to survive my treatment over the winter - inside or out.

        I don't really have a problem with large plants - they seem to be able to survive over and under watering. But I have problems with small plants - many seem to die before they can become big.
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Plant one in your garden Peter, and protect it for a couple of years during any really hard weather.
          Watering should not be a real problem unless we have a drought,... not likely :snork:
           
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            Trachys now flowering, the three that do are all female, just my luck:biggrin:
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              A bump to this thread, a good year for my palms in pots and in the ground. The feeding with a lot of chick manure and increased watering seems to given them a boost in growth rate. Im chuffed as palms are my fav . Hopefully a mild winter to come so the damage is minimal.
               
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                Good to hear @WeeTam. I've planted a few this year too, a trachycarpus princeps hybrid & fortunei, chamaerops humilis. All seem to have transplanted well
                 
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                  Is anybody after a very healthy nice sized Waggie? It's in the ground a d I've never known a palm grow so quick in 7 years!

                  It flowers from about 8-9 stems every late spring. Due to me not expecting the growth it is going to run out of space long term or start lifting the salbs/blocks.

                  I'm looking for someone to offer a good price and help to dig out carefully.

                  The other option is to leave where it is of a specialist can confirm the roots arent too damaging? It's very sturdy in the ground with trunk 30cm diameter.
                   
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                  I've got a big Waggie right next to my conservatory and up till now the roots dont appear to be causing any problems.
                  Palms dont appear to have the surface spreading roots that broad leaved trees do.
                   
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