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by Darlo Mark
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: melianthus major
Replies: 29
Views: 4480

Re: melianthus major

I would opt for the conservatory myself. If you get lots of seedlings you could try both. My plant is in the ground and survived last winter with a bit of straw and fleece. It will die back to the ground up here(unless we get a very mild winter) and resprout when it warms up in spring. Once you get ...
by Darlo Mark
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: HOT Weather
Replies: 316
Views: 10950

Re: HOT Weather

I can only speak for my locality but this has already has been the best summer since 2006. We have had 2 weeks of mostly sunshine and well above average temps. On my thermometer outside it is 24 degrees at 9pm, that is pretty good weather! It sounds like coastal areas haven't fared so well but this ...
by Darlo Mark
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid decline :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Clematis Armandii and Passiflora climbers - rapid declin

Leave a bit longer Martin, mine is just coming back into growth, it had no protection.
by Darlo Mark
Sat May 25, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: growing gingers from seed..
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: growing gingers from seed..

I germinated seed a couple of years ago I think it was hedychium Gardnerianum , don't remember then being difficult to germinate but I may have been lucky? I got the seed from jungle seeds.
by Darlo Mark
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: The April 2013 discussion thread
Replies: 142
Views: 4710

Re: The April 2013 discussion thread

Today we had 12 degrees and sunshine all day. It is the warmest 12 degrees I've ever felt! It's amazing how our bodies adjust get used to weather! Beautiful day in the garden, first day of spring!
by Darlo Mark
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.
Replies: 37
Views: 3044

Re: SOCHI? THE CITY OF A MILLION PALM TREES.

Aren't they hosting the winter olympics though?
by Darlo Mark
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Jet stream deserts us 13/03/2013
Replies: 78
Views: 6429

Re: Jet stream deserts us 13/03/2013

All being well, we will be gong to New Zealand late 2015!

Been planning it for the last 18 months!
by Darlo Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: TRex snuffed it
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: TRex snuffed it

Don't worry it will pup, mine did even after-15 in 2010. I've got spare one you can have if it doesn't pup.
by Darlo Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Welcome to March 2013
Replies: 348
Views: 7463

Re: Only 2 Days of Winter Left!

Well I noticed New Zealand have had a good summer and apparently according to Stephen Prudence there is a often a pattern that our weather can mirror theirs. Here's hoping!
by Darlo Mark
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Adder, February the 16th.
Replies: 34
Views: 2157

Re: Adder, February the 16th.

Palmer , conifers I'm sure you know what you are doing. But be careful with young kids and /or dogs as a bite can be serious. I work with a guy in county Durham who showed me loads last year- it was amazing. They are very shy and will slither away rather than confront. Most bites are by accident whe...
by Darlo Mark
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Potential early warning (better to be safe than sorry)
Replies: 112
Views: 5417

Re: Potential early warning (better to be safe than sorry)

Any indication of cold weather is appreciated as it makes me think about getting my garden ready! I know it's not certain but at least we are aware of it.
by Darlo Mark
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Any examples of exotic gardens on a N-facing slope?
Replies: 55
Views: 2406

Re: Any examples of exotic gardens on a N-facing slope?

Well here's a north facing garden...


...it's in new zealand!

I have a south facing garden , one of the main reasons i bought the house!
by Darlo Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: The *delaying it for another week thread* 17th - 24th UPDATE
Replies: 157
Views: 7897

Re: Names down for the *delaying it for another week thread*

musa basjoo straw and fleeced.
Ensete in greenhouse drying out.
Dhalias and canna dug up and stored
Aeonium in greenhouse.

Besides the musa nothing fleeced yet but I keep a close eye on the 5 day forecast.
by Darlo Mark
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: overwintering using fleece
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: OVERWINTERING USING FLEECE

Mmmmm I have just tied mine up (cordy's and Trachys........and they will stay like that now (normally) and then just pop the fleece bags etc over as needed and remove as required. Its probably cold enough where you live for that to be alright. I think Darlington will have a better winter climate th...
by Darlo Mark
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Record your first sub zero & general temp discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 3676

Re: Record your first sub zero of the season here.

-0.7 last night, first air frost of the autumn.