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Is this site functioning ok, it does not seem so.

by DavidLJ48 » 1 day ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

Is they site functioning ok, it does not seem so at least from what I can read on my computer. I have made posts and they do not show up, and it appears that most of the posts by otters seem sporadic and it appears that there is no activity on the sight; like it has died. And each time I come, most times I have to login in again, with my site name and password.

David

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In Scion Exchange, parajubaea torallyi, Hardy grafted Cados

by DavidLJ48 » 2 days ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

In Scion Exchange, I have listed parajubaea torallyi palms and Hardy grafted Mexican Avocado trees, 5 gallon or more for the palms, 5 gallon for the avocados.

Not sure this is ok to post here, but no ones seems to be noting they are listed there; or I am in error and no one wants any of them.

David

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Hardy Mexican Avocado trees, var. not found in a nursery

by DavidLJ48 » 2 days ago in Exchange Scions

I have a small selection and limited number of grafted Mexican Avocado stains, not found in a nursery. Wood taken from seedlings and varieties no longer produced by a commercial nursery since around the 60s or so.

5 gallon plants; from green to black skinned one pounders to smaller fruits; from medium to small, some are undeveloped Criollo types from Mexico.

Also a small supply of the Oroville Duke, that has been touted about by Bill Bird.

I have no plans to ship, one would have to come over to see me or make other arrangements; these are 3 feet tall or greater. I have a few that are smaller, but cannot see shipping as they have such fragile wood.

Most trees $25, for the hard to graft Oroville Dukes $40. If one buys more then one, normally offer a discount I can send pics by email.

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Do female date palms have more suckers ?

by DavidLJ48 » 2 weeks ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

Do female date palms have more suckers.

I have 3 seedling Medjool date palms, one only has a sucker or two, it bloomed this this year, can tell it is male, tons of pollen . The other two have not bloomed yet, and have sucker that keep coming out as the trees increase in hight; now have suckers on the trunk 3 plus feet from the ground, is that normal ? Is it a hereditary weak default that goes back to early strains or crossed with a Senegal date palm.

Don't want to deal with suckers as the tree goes out, never figured on this problem; the most, poor quality dates.

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A UK garden meet

by Kev Spence » 2 weeks ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

HI Guys I thought these pics might be of interest to some of you guys across the pond.
This is central England near the east coast and the efforts that Keith and Melissa go to grow exotics plants.

So after visiting Urban Jungle nearby we were all kindly invited round to Keith and Melissa's house for tea cake and a viewing of their lovely garden.
Melissa mentioned its not exactly the best time of year for visiting but I found it really interesting seeing the efforts they go to keep the winter cold at bay.
This something I have done from day one and you can get some really good results with a little effort or in Keith's place lots of effort.

I think Melissa mentioned this Trachy in their front garden got the ball rolling

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Schefflera impressa looked suitably impressive.

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Sadly quite a few ferns were killed in 2010 Cyathea australis one of these

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Washingtonia with protection

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David Matzdorf, Keith and Mark above

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Andy Martin, John Prescott and Jackie

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Apparently this Chamaerops was a beast to install

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Dicksonia were all flushing well

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A nice Yucca glauca below these things are rock hard

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X.glauca below

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I love Keith's attention to detail

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A couple of group shots one whilst they were messing about and the proper one

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