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
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.
So I had a couple of hours spare and challenged myself to see as many palms as possible in the Richmond area of London, which is in the southeast of capital. I have put together a photo-documented record of palms in this vicinity of the city and their progress up to now.
First up, Butia Odorata…
This Jubaea is something else
The Brahea Armata is getting bigger
Parajubaea Cocoides growing under the Yatay
Washingtonia and smaller Jubaea
Yucca Elephantipes, one of the most common exotic plants in London
Typical London CIDP
I had to visit the two Kew/Richmond Robusta’s up close. The neighbour’s front yard has had all the big Trachy’s and Chamaerops cut down though!
Another Brahea Armata
It was a mild early February day in southeast London…
CIDP’s aplenty too…
Terrific washingtonia lurking down a side road in Mitcham…
Spotted a few more CIDP’s as well…
I actually missed quite a few palms off, but I can’t complain given the decent haul I managed to view and photograph still, all in the space of about 2-3 hours. That also included a stop at Richmond Park for lunch too, so it was a fairly productive visit.