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by palm lad
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: goodbye mild, 2 weeks in freezer, and back to mild:-o
Replies: 544
Views: 15567

Re: goodbye mild, 2 weeks in freezer, and back to mild:-o

not been on here for a fair while! lol last two weeks of the snowy weather over here by the northeast coast wasnt majorly bad in terms of extremely low temps i dont think. probably lowest was -6 or 7.. yeah it was cold and snowy like everywhere else, but didnt seem as bad as 2010/11 :P just bus & tr...
by palm lad
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: how do palms survive freak winter snow in warm countries?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

how do palms survive freak winter snow in warm countries?

just curious to know whether if palm trees hardy or tender & other exotics grown in the warmer climes actually manage to survive any freak heavy snow or really cold weather when normally it would me fairly warm during the winter months? :wink:

cheers, PL
by palm lad
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Albizia "Silk Tree" - anyone growing one of these?
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Albizia "Silk Tree" - anyone growing one of these?

hi all

just wondering if anyone has or had one of these funky trees before and know if they are easy to grow and how hardy they are? will they grow outside and survive where i live?

cheers, PL :)
by palm lad
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: advice on removing 8ft concrete fence posts?
Replies: 15
Views: 5268

advice on removing 8ft concrete fence posts?

i know this is an exotic plants forum but i'm having difficulty finding out how i can remove slotted concrete fence posts. i wondered if anybody on here has actually removed them before? i know they weigh a ton and require two people to lift them but is there a way of somehow getting them out i.e pu...
by palm lad
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: is this cold snap classed as 'normal'?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

is this cold snap classed as 'normal'?

seen the forecast about 10cm of snow in central and the east of the UK but milder air will move in from the west on sunday just curious to know whether this will class this winter another 'cold winter' or is this cold snap just normal as in what we were used to getting back in the milder winters yea...
by palm lad
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Whats still in flower Jan 12
Replies: 34
Views: 1450

Re: Whats still in flower Jan 12

jeez its more like mid march up here too, daffs half grown some starting to show flower heads already. been very frosty past couple of days but nothings stopping growth! i checked on my young cordies in the greenhouse a few days ago and i think theyre still growing! as is my photinia 'Red Robin' shr...
by palm lad
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: 'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of year?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: 'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of y

oh, how much and how often should i water them from now onwards?? :|
by palm lad
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: 'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of year?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: 'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of y

they seemed to have perked up this morning, which i guess is good :D i didnt lose alot of the roots just chopped through about 2 thick ones, they were planted end of october 2009 and when i dug them up they still had the original rootball shape from the pots they were in when i bought them, the root...
by palm lad
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: im shocked by the number of unscathed cordys in newquay
Replies: 30
Views: 1151

Re: im shocked by the number of unscathed cordys in newquay

cordies are hit & miss up here, although more 'hit' unfortunately. seen 3 in my area still intact, but these are multi trunked trees. plus some smaller 6 footers on a roundabout but these are closely surrounded by buildings so probably had been adequately sheltered last winter. the rest are all grow...
by palm lad
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: 'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of year?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

'was' it okay to move evergreen laurel at this time of year?

today my mum insisted that i moved two established cherry laurel shrubs as they were outgrowing other plants. they are both about 3 x 3 foot in size but i'd chopped through a couple of big roots. :( (there were plenty of roots on though) i've moved them to their new positions and gave them 3/4 of a ...
by palm lad
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?
Replies: 57
Views: 2206

Re: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?

as well as the 'norm', i got a years subscription to Gardeners' World mag starting 1st January, a fancy 2012 Garden Diary with how-to's and what-to-do's every season divided into handy sections like "early spring, mid spring, late spring" and so on icon_thumleft oh and £300 quid in total from relati...
by palm lad
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown and HTUK
Replies: 43
Views: 1858

Re: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown and HTUK

might sound a daft question, but i dont know :roll:

if daffodils are growing and flowering now, won't there be any come spring when they are supposed to be out?
by palm lad
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown and HTUK
Replies: 43
Views: 1858

Re: Merry Christmas to Dave Brown and HTUK

expect plenty of daft questions next year from me too

haha :D

happy christmas and new year to everyone :)