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Varigated Spanich Dagger

10. April 2008

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Varigated Spanich Dagger

Latin name: Yucca recurvifolia marginata Y Description: These highly architectural plants hail from the dry arid areas of North America and are grown in gardens for their bold form. They are evergreen, often tree-like shrubs with stout, normally un-branched stem with stiff sawed-like bluish-green leaves up to 60cm long. In autumn, spectacular pendent bell-shaped white […]

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Weather cycles and cycads

1. August 2009

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Weather cycles and cycads

Yesterday marked the end of a rather mixed bag of weather for July in the UK – not the welcome heatwave we were all expecting. I have given up listening to the forecasters – they always seems to get it wrong for Eastbourne which appears to have its own wonderful micro-climate. Often it is the […]

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Windmill Palm, Fan Palm

10. April 2008

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Windmill Palm, Fan Palm

Latin name: Trachycarpus fortunei Description: Once rare in this country, but know excepted as the hardiest palm that be grown anywhere in the British Isles as it will take lows of at least -15C. This absolutely essential palm, once established, can grow 30cm of trunk a year. The typical fan-shaped leaves can grow up to […]

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