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by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: hardiness red cordyline vs. Phoenix canariensis_CIDP

both have similar leaf hardiness I would say.. perhaps red Cordyline is slightly more tender in leaf?
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Stephen's blog
Replies: 51
Views: 4548

Re: Stephen's blog

I wanted something relatable but hardy, as my garden isn't really the place for more frost sensitive plants like bananas, melianthus and gingers etc etc (in open ground except for a few trial plants), but yes, I also wanted something that is popular amongst the exotic gardeners, as they are clearly ...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: best begonia?
Replies: 14
Views: 783

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
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cleomes
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Cleomes

Yes although they don't grow too well here and have trouble flowering in my experience.. Seems other members have it easier trying to grow these though.. It could just be my garden so don't take my word for it!
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6384
Views: 167486

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

On the other hand it remains cold and cloudy here with a biting wind and temperatures in single figures. Very uncharacteristic for spells like this that we come out with the worst weather. Not much change here either for the foreseeable future and possibly getting colder. I'd love to be in the south...
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: eu plant black list
Replies: 16
Views: 1188

Re: eu plant black list

No other EU countries even take any notice. They can enforce it but no action will be taken ... I doubt it'll even go ahead.. They simply haven't got money to be wasting on things like this. This will be a forgotten chapter in a year.
by stephenprudence
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

Does look cooler next week, however wed expect it given we've been above average on a nationwide level for a while now, so a period of below average temperatures is to be expected. Eastern USA will have a reprieve from the persistent cold winter storms however so they should be relieved as we finall...
by stephenprudence
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

:lol: :oops: ...having re read it I can see why you did. Genuinely meant tubbish for Stephen as i had presumed most of had been enjoying the sun. I jinxed myself though as today it clouded over and turned pretty cold. Stephen's tubbish now is he :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'd better get me coat...
by stephenprudence
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

I knew the context Tom don't worry icon_thumleft
by stephenprudence
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

So turns out my pessimistic forecast for the week was closer to the mark than some expected.. The next turn in this saga seems like a polar maritime influence for the north and west initially, then spreading more southwards. Generally therefore showers/wintry showers, sun and feeling rather chilly a...
by stephenprudence
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

These last two days have been an absolute write off... Nasty wintry weather. However I went hill walking today and above the inversion and fog it was in the high teens at 450 metres above sea level thanks to a foehn from Snowdonia.
by stephenprudence
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

no sunshine today unfortunately, and a top temperatures of 6C back at home. Here in N Wales, almost 10C above that here with abundant sunshine.
by stephenprudence
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

Currently 3C with thick fog... Can't see this clearing too quickly. its actually feels really horrible out there like a cold winters day.. the wind cuts right through you.. and im not exaggerating this in any way! I think therefore it probably won't reach 10C here, although I'm not going to be here ...
by stephenprudence
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Stephen's blog
Replies: 51
Views: 4548

Re: Stephen's blog

I have been out to buy plants today.. Ive kind of move away from the exotic theme a little, in order to sacrifice for super hardy. Well my dad commented on the need for native plants for wildlife, so I got some birdsfoot trefoil, and Malva sylvestris to keep the wildlife happy...Ive got a Lotus dory...
by stephenprudence
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8127

Re: Watch out overnight

Indeed :lol: Mind you, having read it back, it actually doesn't come across as I intended, it does seem serious. Spring is the season of death, I do actually see the funny side though :lol: The plants that got 'zapped' this morning, was a Felicia - it would have looked really good this summer.. and ...