Monday, 28 November 2011

I Will Not Be Moved

A palm that has been looking rather sad over the last year is 'Butia capitata'. Originating from South America, it should have long recurving, pinnate leaves that arch groundwards from a broad trunk. As can be seen from the photographs, this is not the case for our palm.

Although it does not look happy in its position in the Ruskin border, it refused to come out easily, putting up quite a resistance.

Simon, Ali and Callum spent an hour digging the palm out as it clung onto the soil with, what seemed, every fibre of its being.

Finally, exhausted, that's us not the palm, it came out and is now sitting in new compost, in a nice big pot, in a heated greenhouse. Why wouldn't want to come out?

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