Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Seeds everywhere!

Last year must have been a good year for Trachycarpus as many of the palms in our garden are laden down with seeds.
 

Trachycarpus fortune seeds
Trachycarpus fortune seeds


Trachycarpus fortune seeds
Trachycarpus fortune seeds

We tend to ignore the palm seeds, usually cutting off any the birds, mice or squirrels haven't taken once we get round to tidying up palms later in spring. In the past few years this has meant a small number of seedlings appearing under the palms each year. However given the abundance of seeds on them this year I think we may end up with a whole forest of them.

Still that makes a change from weeding out sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) seedlings that turn up in their thousands every year!

Gaz

10 comments :

  1. Wow! You could start your own specialty plant nursery!

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  2. A forest of palms sounds delightful. The black/blue seeds are attractive.

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    1. That sounds wonderful, wouldn't mind that!

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  3. I love seeing blooming and seeding palms. They are so dramatic , and you are spot on Gaz, people tend to look at the foliage instead of the blooms--a reverse of the usual !

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    1. Those big bunches are rather attractive isn't it?

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  4. Funny this spring is the first year mine has a mass of dark blue seeds too, and I can already see this year’s “bloom-claws” starting to emerge.

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    1. Must be a good year for them for both locations!

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  5. I'm sure if you had the space there are many people that would happily take baby Trachycarpus plants off your hands! Tree ferns are a glorious plant and those seeds are so attractive ... unlike the seedlings in my patch which are usually little plants I don't want like the hundreds of foxgloves I've been weeding out recently!

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    1. We will let the seedlings grow a little then start to pot them up. It will be nice to share them with other gardeners.

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