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by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

Dave, when i first spotted this I had a difficult time, initially believing it, in fact you'll note a few posts back I said I don't think it'll happen - it can be quite difficult to know when the model is exaggerating or true - most of the times there is exaggeration in the minimum temperatures, but...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: your arid beds

My arid bed isn't a traditionally thought of one, it's tiny, and contains a Trachycarpus, so it's probably quite inaccurate to call it an arid bed - that said it has cacti, succulents and alpines in it.
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

Someone could argue that that would be the same for all locations as we'd need to devise a list then which would be impossible. I mean sure someone could do a broad assessment ie for rural locations, towns and cities, it might work, but the range of temperatures would be useless to most people. Unle...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

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The latest suggestion of temperatures for lowland sites.. I really can't argue with this because it's been consistent.
by stephenprudence
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight

Yes models are showing the potential for -6 or -7C in frost hollows on Sunday night into Monday, and -3C to -5C widespread.. if that occurs it'll be a shock, but it's really too soon to tell, and it could be that it turns out much less frosty than the models are making out. Stephen any tips for man...
by stephenprudence
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight

Yes models are showing the potential for -6 or -7C in frost hollows on Sunday night into Monday, and -3C to -5C widespread.. if that occurs it'll be a shock, but it's really too soon to tell, and it could be that it turns out much less frosty than the models are making out.
by stephenprudence
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Just a pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Just a pointer

I'm not here to spread doom, but just pointing out there is potential for some fairly hard frosts later this week into weekend (for much of the country, but not all) and these have been quite consistently forecast over the last 4-5 days, so people may want to take some of the less hardy stuff into p...
by stephenprudence
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

El Niño and La Niña work on lag so the effects may not be felt for a year after the initiation of the oscillation
by stephenprudence
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight

Any combination which results in high pressure often results in west having a harder frost in Winter/Spring due to the shelter afforded by the Welsh Mountains and Pennines respectively. Frost hollows not withstanding of course. It takes a particular scenario for southern/southeastern areas to get co...
by stephenprudence
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight

otorongo wrote:Looking cold Sat-Tue with frost possible in the SE excepting the coast and London.
Only the southeast? Probably worst in the west, as usual in these type of frosts.
by stephenprudence
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

Most members on here must have a milder climate than mine, as 2010 killed red Cordylines back to the ground here. I would go as far to say they are not hardy here (local to me), simply because they cannot grow long term to mature stage. In fact no Cordyline is hardy in my garden thanks to 2010. (Obv...
by stephenprudence
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7938

Re: Watch out overnight

Yes it does look like the Azores wants to exert more of an influence. The past few days have been quite pleasant when it's been sunny, typically Springlike. For now the leaf shoots are holding back, with good reason of course as frost can catch young shoots out, but in general, it's a typically Spri...
by stephenprudence
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

Hottest ever summer? Thatll be a very tall order! I think experts would be more sensible than to forecast a 75% chance of the hottest summer ever. But the daily mail will rake the money in so to them it probably doesn't matter so much whether their headline is a tad embarrassing That said, summer ma...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: best begonia?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: best begonia?

I had tuberhybridas, mine flowered until January, though I wouldn't recommend keeping them flowering that long as in doing so I have killed it... You are best cutting down foliage and flowers in mild winters like the one we just had Just let them go dry, and they go dormant with the stems falling o...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Stephen's blog
Replies: 51
Views: 4382

Re: Stephen's blog

We have some Malva going wild round the pond area on my allotment half a mile away. I still feel guilty getting rid of the seedlings from my plots, though. One of our more exotic natives IMO. Indeed, they are wonderful plants, we are lucky to have them as natives. They remind me very much of the fl...