Just a few shots from the garden today…
I really need to get the Butia in the ground
Hopefully my Cycas flushes this summer
Here is my largest Rhopalostylis
My largest King
Hi! I'm new here. I bought a small Phoenix canariensis 3 weeks ago, my intention is to plant it on the ground when it gets bigger. It came in a small plastic nursery pot and I left it there for a week so it could get used to it's new home and then repotted to a bigger terracotta pot. I live in Gijon, north of Spain and our weather is mild, rarely goes below 0°C during winter and is usually 19-23°C during summer, but it rains quite a lot. There are lots of Phoenix canariensis around, in parks, yards... My palm is on the porch, having full sun during the afternoon, and protected from the wind but not the rain. It looked pretty healthy except for some black spots in the base of the outer leaves. Now those leaves are drooping, losing it's bright green color and they have several black spots. Also the tips of the leaves look brownish-white. I watered it with distilled water twice in three weeks because it is raining 3 times a week. It looks like a new leave is in the center and it looks healthy. What is the issue here? What I am missing? Too much water? Too little? Maybe a fungal infection? I'm uploading some pictures. My daughter was born in the Canary Islands and I was really hoping to have this palm for years and watch them grow together. Please help me!
Apparently this has developed into a thing now in the UK. Well southern England anyway... just crazy...
Ashley Road, Ryde
New Esplanade Court, Paignton
The White House / Cary Court, Torquay
The Earls Court pool CIDP is about 15-20 foot now, but it is dwarfed by the 30 foot Robusta. That CIDP will start putting on 3 foot of growth per year now though at that size, like the others.
Splashdown Quaywest waterpark in Paignton has a lot of CIDP's growing there, which will be as big as some of the others I have posted in another decade or so...
North Ford Road, Dartmouth
Anyone got any photos of big CIDP's towering over pools? These UK ones are a work in progress still obviously. I know a lot of people are against the idea of growing CIDP's next to pools and having them tower over eventually like the ones in the first picture I posted. I know some people feel the same with Washies and many other big/tall palms. Personally, I love the look of it.
Not really a park associated with palms per se; however, there are some interesting Phoenix sp. stands (probably Phoenix dactylifera) located at the Hot Springs Historic Area of the park along the Rio Grande. They were probably planted there before it became a National Park (possibly by the homesteader J.O. Langford). They are located at 29.177583103922945, -102.99869840224089. These pictures were taken on March 20, 2022. I spoke to one of the park rangers there about them. They said that the National Park Service does absolutely nothing to maintain these palm; they are left to their own devices. There is a hot spring along the Rio Grande nearby. It is heated by some sort of geothermal process that keeps the water at around 105F (40.5C).