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by dk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: pine trees

It doesn't look right for P. wallichiana; likely a hybrid, as this group of pines hybridise among themselves readily. Could the appearance have anything to do with growing conditions? It only receives afternoon sun, and all the rain we get washes away the silvery hue the leaves used to have when I ...
by dk
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: pine trees

How do the ones with soft longer needles respond to pruning and shaping? Are they used as bonsai trees? I've got a P. wallichiana growing in my garden but so far the needle length isn't that impressive, perhaps 10 cm. But they are very soft to the touch and have a beautiful green color! I'm thinking...
by dk
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 2551

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Wow, impressive palm and inflorescences EL! icon_thumleft Australia could be nice. No cold winters there, except a few mountainareas. I lived in Brisbane for more than a year and missed the rain from time to time, believe it or not! :shock: Living there was great except for the warmest (most humid) ...
by dk
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: a lovely Spring day!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1336

Re: a lovely Spring day!!

7c and sunshine in february definitely feels springlike to me! In april it would be a different story... Got out on my bike today and had a wonderful ride in the glorious sunshine, the only drawback was the wind, but compared to the past 2-3 weeks of relentless cold easterlies it felt very mild. ico...
by dk
Wed May 01, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Latest GFS showing change
Replies: 387
Views: 12072

Re: Latest GFS showing change

The way this year has been so far I wouldn't bet against anything! Not just this year but the last 12-13 months have been quite unusual. Only 3 out of 12 months were above average, the rest of months have been well below, as much as 2-3 degrees below at times. Even this april was slightly below ave...
by dk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a picture(s) from last year..
Replies: 28
Views: 1855

Re: Just a picture(s) from last year..

What a beautiful garden and photography, well done icon_thumleft

I'm in particular impressed by your perfect looking washingtonia and phoenix canariensis, a real triumph considering recent winters icon_salut
by dk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??

Well Pinus sylvestris we get also plenty downhere. But only Pinus gets a bit boring. Well it looks beautifull on those pictures. Typical a boreal forest vegetation. In Scandinavia thats mainly Pinus sylvestris with so Picea abies.But I rather live in a climate where you can grow Pinus sumatrana. We...
by dk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??

Thanks cordy and conifers! I've got a lot more in my Flickr-gallery :D
by dk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: Bl**dy hell!! What sort of weather is it??

So NW Scotland we get very soon a transition from a cool wet Atlantic climate to a cold dry steppeforest climate with a forest of mainly Pinus sylvestris and a few very hardy deciduous trees like some arctic willows, Sorbus and Betula. And open steppelike vegetation between those trees. Alexander W...
by dk
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Back in the freezer every week !
Replies: 624
Views: 10766

Re: Back in the freezer this week

Only thing still missing here are reindeer and polarbears. Well WWF will be very surprised I suppose when polarbears turn up along our coast... There was a Walrus in Orkney last week icon_thumright Interesting coincident, there was a young one spotted west of Bergen just a few days ago resting on a...
by dk
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Winter Statistics..
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Winter Statistics..

Looks like most of you escaped the worst of the winter then. The story is completely different over on the other side of the North Sea. We've been about 2 degrees below average for the winter combined. Definitely one of the coldest, on par with or slightly colder than 2010/11 and only beaten by 2009...
by dk
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: How many hours continuous sub zero are you currently on?
Replies: 54
Views: 2580

Re: How many hours continuous sub zero are you currently on?

On my protected islands and in similar places you normally won't see temperatures below -10 in colder years. Inland or in frost hollows you will get temperatures a few degrees below that. Inversions are a real problem when we have a sationary high pressure above scandinavia without any wind. Bottom ...
by dk
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: How many hours continuous sub zero are you currently on?
Replies: 54
Views: 2580

Re: How many hours continuous sub zero are you currently on?

The freeze is finally over. icon_sunny After 14 days with an average temperature below 0 we have now been above freezing since midnight. And the temperature is said to reach 6-8 degrees on a daily basis in the next week or so, if we are lucky. This two week sub-zero freeze was only interrupted on da...
by dk
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Cordyline Red Star
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Cordyline Red Star

A week of sub-zero temperatures and a low of -6,5 was too much for my red cordyline. It has turned to mush. It came through last winter and a low of -5 with just minor damage. But we did not have such long periods of freezing weather then. The green ones looked mostly fine (for now) but could have i...
by dk
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Not concerning us.. (well I hope not anyway)
Replies: 36
Views: 1550

Re: Not concerning us.. (well I hope not anyway)

stephenprudence wrote: DK.. what is your temperature at current? I noticed it's -14C in Oslo :shock:
That's not surprising. Oslo has a continental climate with temperatures a lot colder in winter than here. Current temperature is approaching minus 4 degrees...