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by Troppoz
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?
Replies: 28
Views: 1478

Re: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?

Oh and its interesting that while climate change isnt happening, this year in Australia we have had the earliest cyclone in a cyclone season and now TWO cyclones are going to hit the north Queensland coast on Sunday, now that is UNHEARD of in our entire meteorological history! http://earth.nullschoo...
by Troppoz
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?
Replies: 28
Views: 1478

Re: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?

Nothing like invoking Godwin's Law to back up your "argument" :roll: Dave you know nothing about the science of climate change so how can you insist you have an informed opinion?? You accuse people of being "brainwashed" for accepting the science but pot, kettle and black spring to mind with your be...
by Troppoz
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 2988

Re: Exotic Plants in London

Was in Pimlico today and spotted the famous Phoenix canariensis_CIDP that grows at Lambeth roundabout, looking pristine after the benign winter. I wonder if it will ever grow taller? Like the CIDPs in the Med. Dont know how old it is but it dwarfs one that grows nearby to my house in Darwin that wo...
by Troppoz
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Massive Anthurium leaf!!
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Massive Anthurium leaf!!

Albert it all depends on whether they originate from lowlands or highlands. Ive grown Anthurium scherzerianum outdoors in inland southern Australia which has quite brisk winters (average maximum 12c and heavy frosts), and I grow numerous Anthuriums here like cubense, schlectandallii, mcdougallii etc...
by Troppoz
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Massive Anthurium leaf!!
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Massive Anthurium leaf!!

This is a real picture, not photoshopped in any way! :shock: Anthurium sp.jpg No it didnt come from Pandora :wink: Apparently its growing in a private garden in Panama at 2000m ASL but was originally collected from Andean highland rainforest in Columbia. Its supposedly unidentified but possibly Anth...
by Troppoz
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Achacha Fruit
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Achacha Fruit

No problem icon_thumright

I would love to have one but far too slow growing for me. Good luck!
by Troppoz
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: The magic of the Foehn wind
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: The magic of the Foehn wind

Stephen the heating of a foehn has nothing to do with friction, and everything to do with adiabatic processes, ie descending air becomes denser and therefore heats up, and the release of latent heat from the condensation of water vapour as the air rises over the windward face.. Youre right though th...
by Troppoz
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?
Replies: 27
Views: 1122

Re: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?

Well Ive already got a tropical garden crammed with as many rare and spectacular tropical beauties as I can fit, so what more could I want?

Someone to take care of it all for me... :roll:
by Troppoz
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Achacha Fruit
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Achacha Fruit

Incredibly slow growing, as are all Garcinia, even here in the tropics. Not sure if you need male and female plants of this species to get fruit but with many mangosteens you do. The fruit is delicious like you say so worth persevering with.
by Troppoz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Victoria amazonica
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Victoria amazonica

So would a larger garden, but thats not going to happen either.
by Troppoz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Looking for Tradescantia Spathacea for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Looking for Tradescantia Spathacea for sale

Any suggestions?? Come to my garden and you can have as much as you want :roll: Yes it is invasive alright, in wet weather it just rockets away spreading by stolons and seed. Mind you its easy enough to control and doesnt like to be shaded out or have competition, so its really only a ground cover ...
by Troppoz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6339
Views: 146200

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Had 610mm to date for the month, significantly above our average of 424mm for January with rain recorded on all but 7 days, with rain every day for the last 22 days straight. Heaviest rainfall was 126mm in 24 hours, actually that was within just 2 hours in the middle of the night and resulted in loc...
by Troppoz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: buttress roots
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: buttress roots

Actually Im trying to figure out a way of doing one for myself now as well :lol: If I had a bigger piece of land to play with Id look at doing a large one made from Ficus. Some of the already buttressing Ficus like F. obliqua or F. benghalensis would be perfect for making a ficus room, somewhere coo...
by Troppoz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Victoria amazonica
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Victoria amazonica

Great photos Otorongo! One day... In the meantime I have my own plants to enjoy :DD Seeds are growing every day and soon the first leaves will emerge, thats when they are at their most vulnerable apparently...
Alexander wrote: In a large pond.

Alexander
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