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Jan Jo

Hi!

I´ve often followed topics on this site and have learnt a lot through it, but I am finally daring to post a few pics of my own garden in Cadiz, south of Spain, where I live, right next to the coast. The climate isn´t too bad here, maybe 9b or 10a but we get some pretty bad dry winds which tropical palms (and other plants) don´t enjoy much... Only a couple of frosts this winter, but palms like my Dypsis Lutescens or Pritchardia Hildebrandtii took quite a bit of a beating...

Hope you like my pics ;) 

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awkonradi

Nice!

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willo68

Beautiful garden

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doranakandawatta

I really feel a tropical atmosphere, beautiful garden! Thanks

 

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Jan Jo
8 hours ago, awkonradi said:

Nice!

Thanks Andrei! ;)

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Jan Jo
2 hours ago, willo68 said:

Beautiful garden

Thank you! I know the image quality is pretty bad, will try to do better on that next time... ;)

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doranakandawatta

Some more pictures? 

Looking forward to discovering more of your garden.

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Monòver

Nice garden!

And more pictures, please!

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Alicante
On 30/5/2016 22:35:04, Jan Jo said:

Hi!

I´ve often followed topics on this site and have learnt a lot through it, but I am finally daring to post a few pics of my own garden in Cadiz, south of Spain, where I live, right next to the coast. The climate isn´t too bad here, maybe 9b or 10a but we get some pretty bad dry winds which tropical palms (and other plants) don´t enjoy much... Only a couple of frosts this winter, but palms like my Dypsis Lutescens or Pritchardia Hildebrandtii took quite a bit of a beating...

Hope you like my pics ;) 

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Very beautiful buddy! Certainly, Cadiz is bordering on 10b/11a zones ;) 

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Las Palmas Norte

Obviously your doing the right thing. Looks fantastic! Seems to be a good palm growing region and should support a good number of palm types. Thanks for the pics.

Cheers, Barrie.

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On ‎31‎/‎05‎/‎2016‎ ‎19‎:‎50‎:‎43, doranakandawatta said:

Some more pictures? 

Looking forward to discovering more of your garden.

Thanks Phillipe! I will post some more soon, trying to get hold of a better camera... I love your gardens too! ;) 

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On ‎31‎/‎05‎/‎2016‎ ‎22‎:‎15‎:‎48, Monòver said:

Nice garden!

And more pictures, please!

Gracias Antonio! I will, muy pronto! ;)

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18 hours ago, pRoeZa* said:

Very beautiful buddy! Certainly, Cadiz is bordering on 10b/11a zones ;) 

Thanks! I didn´t realise that, but we do get some frosts here (though fewer over the last few years, or at least that´s my impression)...

The real problem here is the hot, dry wind which blows straight from the Sahara. Palms like Roystonea often don´t look very good on this coast, for that reason I think (low humidity)... on the other hand, on the mediterranean coast (especially around Malaga), they seem to look a lot better, and they´re certainly a lot more common... what about in Valencia?

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6 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

Obviously your doing the right thing. Looks fantastic! Seems to be a good palm growing region and should support a good number of palm types. Thanks for the pics.

Cheers, Barrie.

Thanks Barrie!

It´s not too bad, probably fairly similar to South California (I often use that climate as a reference for how palms might do here), but I think it´s probably a slightly harsher climate over here (more dry winds, slightly cooler winters?)... you certainly don´t get that many people planting different species in this area, and the variety/availability isn´t great considering the climate...

Cheers

 

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Jan Jo

Hi!

Thought I might add a couple more pics of my garden, at the end of a long, hot and very windy summer :o

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Triple Wodyetia Bifurcata

 

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Sabal guatemalensis and Syagrus Schizophylla

 

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Rhapis Excelsa

 

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Dypsis Lutescens and Sabal Palmetto (baby Chili Pepper plants in the foreground)

 

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Syagrus Romanzoffiana (trunks only), Brahea Armata, Archontophoenix Alex. (background), Howea Forsteriana, and Brahea Brandegeei.

 

Must get hold of a better camera... Hope you liked them anyway ;)

Jan Jo

 

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Monòver

Nice!

Jan jo, your camera is better than mine, don't worry :P.

Every palms looks healthy, but your Wodyetias needs more potassium.

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nick

Just discovered your garden pics especially the nice looking stems of your Wodyetia Bifurcata.

Nice town and wonderful garden there, you have!

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Josh-O

great looking garden. thanks for showing us your awesome handy work :)

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Jan Jo
On ‎16‎/‎10‎/‎2016‎ ‎21‎:‎41‎:‎16, Monòver said:

Nice!

Jan jo, your camera is better than mine, don't worry :P.

Every palms looks healthy, but your Wodyetias needs more potassium.

Hola Antonio,

Muchas gracias! I´m sure you´re right about the foxtails, will look for a good fertilizer for that... Must be a problem with the soil here, I have a Howea Belmoreana which is showing symptoms which I think are also to do with potassium...

Jan Jo

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17 hours ago, nick said:

Just discovered your garden pics especially the nice looking stems of your Wodyetia Bifurcata.

Nice town and wonderful garden there, you have!

Thanks Nick! Although they may have some nutrient issues, the Wodyetias are probably looking at their best so far after 3 years in their current spot (not easy cos they hate the dry winds we get here)... Cheers, Jan Jo

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16 hours ago, Josh-O said:

great looking garden. thanks for showing us your awesome handy work :)

Thanks Josh! I´ve always enjoyed looking at pics of your garden, so it´s high praise... ;) 

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Alicante
On 2/6/2016 8:04:55, Jan Jo said:

The real problem here is the hot, dry wind which blows straight from the Sahara. Palms like Roystonea often don´t look very good on this coast, for that reason I think (low humidity)... on the other hand, on the mediterranean coast (especially around Malaga), they seem to look a lot better, and they´re certainly a lot more common... what about in Valencia?

Where I used to live & live (first Gandia, now Altea) I've never seen any frost, Roystoneas are not very common and quite hardly to see, but I know some ones which have been there for more than 10 years and they're doing great. Here it's more common the Bismarckia, Howea is in lots of places, Raveneas and Archontophoenixes.

Yes in Málaga there I've seen the biggest specimens of Roystonea in all of Europe & they get the size of the ones from Florida. That climate is marvelous!

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On 10/16/2016, 6:33:27, Jan Jo said:

Hi!

Thought I might add a couple more pics of my garden, at the end of a long, hot and very windy summer :o

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Triple Wodyetia Bifurcata

 

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Sabal guatemalensis and Syagrus Schizophylla

 

IMG-20161016-WA0006.thumb.jpg.8beb664dfe

Rhapis Excelsa

 

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Dypsis Lutescens and Sabal Palmetto (baby Chili Pepper plants in the foreground)

 

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Syagrus Romanzoffiana (trunks only), Brahea Armata, Archontophoenix Alex. (background), Howea Forsteriana, and Brahea Brandegeei.

 

Must get hold of a better camera... Hope you liked them anyway ;)

Jan Jo

 

Thank you for sharing, your garden looks great! Its nice to see different gardens around the world and yours looks amazing. Thank you for adding the names in too as it helps with learning! ☺

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On ‎07‎/‎02‎/‎2017‎ ‎4‎:‎02‎:‎23, Alicante said:

Where I used to live & live (first Gandia, now Altea) I've never seen any frost, Roystoneas are not very common and quite hardly to see, but I know some ones which have been there for more than 10 years and they're doing great. Here it's more common the Bismarckia, Howea is in lots of places, Raveneas and Archontophoenixes.

Yes in Málaga there I've seen the biggest specimens of Roystonea in all of Europe & they get the size of the ones from Florida. That climate is marvelous!

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That first picture looks like the Molino de Inca gardens in Torremolinos, am I right? That place is incredible, I´ve got to go back there again soon...

There are very few Roystoneas on this coast (again, I think mainly because of the hot dry winds). The local plant centre near me brings them in looking great (I guess from growers in the Malaga area, on the other coast) and I each new time I see them they look a little worse...

I only have one in my garden, in the warmest, most wind protected spot, and it´s not looking too good yet... I´ll post a pic when it looks a bit better!

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On ‎08‎/‎02‎/‎2017‎ ‎12‎:‎01‎:‎54, Plantasexoticas said:

Thank you for sharing, your garden looks great! Its nice to see different gardens around the world and yours looks amazing. Thank you for adding the names in too as it helps with learning! ☺

Thanks James!

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Alicante
On 11/2/2017 19:53:22, Jan Jo said:

That first picture looks like the Molino de Inca gardens in Torremolinos, am I right? That place is incredible, I´ve got to go back there again soon...

There are very few Roystoneas on this coast (again, I think mainly because of the hot dry winds). The local plant centre near me brings them in looking great (I guess from growers in the Malaga area, on the other coast) and I each new time I see them they look a little worse...

I only have one in my garden, in the warmest, most wind protected spot, and it´s not looking too good yet... I´ll post a pic when it looks a bit better!

yep that's Molino de Inca

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Jan Jo

Hi, 

Just a couple new pics of my garden after winter... we had serious flooding in November, a major hailstorm with hailstones the size of tennis balls (which did a fair bit of damage), snow on the beach about 100 miles up the coast (for the first time in a century I think)... crazy, crazy weather... 

Actually, my palms seem to have done ok considering.. the only one which was clearly damaged by the cold was my Pritchardia Hildebrandi, which actually gets fried every winter (at the back of the first picture), but keeps growing throughout it...

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My more exposed Archontophoenix alex. were also affected...

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Bismarckias ok...

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Other pics of the garden...

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Hope you like them ;)

Jan Jo 

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Ben in Norcal

What is the fatty in the last picture?  Majesty?

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Jan Jo

Ha ha ha.. yes it is indeed a Majesty palm, and a smaller one next to it. And a Sabal Guatemalensis next to that... ;)

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Monòver

Your garden is very good!!!!

This was the worst Winter and i think, in my area was worst than yours.

I had the minium temperature of the year, snow, hail and flooding in 24 hours:wacko:

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17 hours ago, Ben in Norcal said:

 

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Thanks for the comments... thanks Antonio, it's a work in progress, as are all our gardens! I've actually done a lot of work on the garden in the last year, opened up a few new borders, planted some small seedlings too (jubaeopsis caffra, butiagrus...) which you can see in the one of the pics... and the crotons and bromeliads in the pics I only just planted, they are experiments in my climate, and not "survivors" of the winter... let's see how they go ;)

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Patrick Palms

Who can ship palms to Fuerteventura?

 

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1 hour ago, Patrick Palms said:

Who can ship palms to Fuerteventura?

 

Paul Witte owner of http://palmania.es/ . He has his nursery in Tenerife. http://www.canarius.com/en/ is other good seller from Tenerife too.

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greysrigging

Never ceases to amaze me the species you can successfully grow in your climate. I have always thought that the Mediterranean  climates are  hard on the more 'tropical' palm varieties.  Your garden is an excellent example of what is achievable...

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3 hours ago, greysrigging said:

Never ceases to amaze me the species you can successfully grow in your climate. I have always thought that the Mediterranean  climates are  hard on the more 'tropical' palm varieties.  Your garden is an excellent example of what is achievable...

Take account buddy that Spain has the mildest winters (Almería) and warmest climates (Sevilla) of any European Mediterranean climate. 

Where our friend Jan Jo lives he may get sporadic light freezes, but there are few zones on Spain where a temperature below 0ºC was never recorded!

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bubba

Beautiful garden!  Following up with Alicante's comments, have Neoveichia's, Satakentia's or varieties like Areca catchetu been successfully cultivated in any of the frostless zones in Spain? Additionally, any Cocos nucifera experiments in this area?

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4 hours ago, bubba said:

Beautiful garden!  Following up with Alicante's comments, have Neoveichia's, Satakentia's or varieties like Areca catchetu been successfully cultivated in any of the frostless zones in Spain? Additionally, any Cocos nucifera experiments in this area?

There are one garden in Málaga with two cocos growing outdoors in a pots. May be 5 or 6 years and looks healthy.

Other garden in Málaga has the best palm collection in Europe and it has one Neoveitchia with a few meters trunk.

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jardinierpalmiertrat

Your garden si very nice:greenthumb: 

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15 hours ago, Monòver said:

There are one garden in Málaga with two cocos growing outdoors in a pots. May be 5 or 6 years and looks healthy.

Other garden in Málaga has the best palm collection in Europe and it has one Neoveitchia with a few meters trunk.

Hello Antonio,

I would love to see pictures of those coconuts and knowing which kind of protection/conditions they receive. I really doubt any coconut can live unprotected outdoors in south Spain long term unless special microclimates are created, don't ever expect to see it in public gardens, though I wish to be wrong! 

Hello Jan,

Your garden is amazing, I subscribe what others have said before, it is hard to believe we are in Europe!

 

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