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by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 2838

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Yes Dave ... It's been a while. Your Washingtonia is looking great. I'd imagine a new crown of leaves formed quickly in the next season. I should try one again sometime. Never had too much luck with them. Sabal palmetto and S minor are more of a focus for me know.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How would you design your garden in a tropical climate?
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

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

Something alone these lines I'd wager.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 2838

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

How's that sizeable Washingtonia robusta of yours doing these days Dave?

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 3275

Re: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014

So that's where all the rain went. All along the Pacific coast of North America dought is extensive. Here in the Pacific Northwest we're about 40% short on normal rainfall. One of the driest winters in many many years.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Have you booked any time off work yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Have you booked any time off work yet?

I have 9 weeks of holidays each year, so I split it up thru out the year. I'm currently on the early stretch of 16 days off.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How big is your back garden?
Replies: 42
Views: 2597

Re: How big is your back garden?

I'm on a half acre and I'd wager the back portion would be about ¼ acre.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia TIMELAPSE videoin High DEFINITION
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Washingtonia TIMELAPSE videoin High DEFINITION

Well ... at least you can grow 'em ... I can't no matter how many times I've tried, they be done by spring.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I'm done with this year :-( UPDATE
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: I'm done with this year :-(

Interesting ... by contrast over my way, there's been little if any rain since June (13 weeks). Endless days of sun and warmth. Today (Oct.07) we max'd out at 81.9°F / 27.7°C. I removed my AC unit for the season yesterday and won't need it again this year. Looks like us west coast Canadians are gonn...
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I've been naughty, again!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Re: I've been naughty, again!!!

Julia wrote:
Panama Pete wrote:any pics? icon_cheers
I'll have to put some on here :)

We like the "naughty, again!!!" pics.
Autumn is a good time to smoke out a good deal.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162950

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Real nice at 81.9°F / 27.7°C in the shaded SW garden today. icon_sunny
Summer lingers a while longer.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162950

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Severe drought and no end in sight. Forest fire rating is extreme and has been so for quite some time. Bear and cougar sitings are posted around town as they source food.

Clear and sunny 23°C / 73°F overnight low 8°C / 48°F icon_sunny

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place
Replies: 22
Views: 1196

Re: Jubaea palm growing in unusual place

The pic in the original post is quite dated. The motel is no longer Palm Motel, it's now Fireside Inn on the corner of Broadway (640 Broadway) and N.Mildred in King City, Ca.

Google street view has a much more updated view. Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feijoa sellowiana - has anyone grown this?
Replies: 44
Views: 5616

Re: Feijoa sellowiana - has anyone grown this?

A very easy shrub to grow.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Wolgan Snow Gum
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Here's a few gum trees growing on my property on Vancouver Island.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Coloured zantadeschia hardiness
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Coloured zantadeschia hardiness

This one has never given me a lick of trouble. An added feature are the spotted leaves.

Cheers, Barrie.