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by stephenprudence
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

It's been a lovely 2 days, sunny both days and relatively warm. Here too it was a cool night last night, also falling to 11C, nicer today though at the moment reaching 20C so far.
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: USDA Zoning
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: USDA Zoning

Cheers Barrie!
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: USDA Zoning
Replies: 11
Views: 689

USDA Zoning

I know USDA zones dont really mean much in this country and there are plenty of problems with USDA zonation, and it is more of a ornamental appeal in the UK. However I wonder does the USDA zone refer to the average minimum low of a winter, or does it refer to an absolute all time low temperature for...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Covered bit Monstera deliciosa coming into flower 10/07/2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2759

Re: Outside Monstera coming into flower

wow really impressive. Is this the Monstera that is cold as houseplants? if so Im off to the garden centre!
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Germination of seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Germination of seedlings

Hi Pete cheers. I class where I live as very mild but I'm not sure what kind of very mild you mean so Im not sure, but Im planning on bringing them in over winter anyway. The Lychee is growing fast but again I will bring them in as its much too cold over winter when theyre seedlings. I shall take gr...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Chatroom!
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Chatroom!

Anyone going in (and consequently getting booted out on occassion) the chatroom this evening?
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

Pete, I believe it was renamed because scientists knew that the resultant climate change could result in weather changes. To me at least the science makes sense, climate change requires more energy as weather was farly benign in my lifetime, and everyone elses on here, and energy produces heat so it...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Germination of seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Germination of seedlings

I have recently after having many disappointments, germinated a Lychee and three passionflower seedlings. Both were out of supermarket fruit. I didnt germinate them in a greenhouse though, I did outside in the elements. The lychee seedling is now developing leaves and germinated after 1 week, and th...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

Great today, no wind, no rain just an average summers day!
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: La nina is ending!
Replies: 28
Views: 1159

Re: La nina is ending!

La Nina has ended, but it might be a slight chugging restart, wont be around for long though. Classic La Nina conditions are high pressure over Greenland. What we have instead is the Atlantic. Atlantic for us usually means lots of wind, rain and depressed temperatures. It's a typical maritime regime...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: N Wales exotic plants
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: N Wales exotic plants

Yep Libby, Llandudno really hasnt changed much! The tram is still doing its rounds and going fairly strong judging by the amounts of money they get each day! Llandudno has gone tropical recently, up til that point the only tropicals in Llandudno where surely the three Trachycurpus, I don't know what...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

Seemingly so Palmer, warmth = more energy, and the low and high pressure belts are going to be squeezed more on top of the our little band so it could be fairly turbulent in the next 20 years compared to what we've been used to. It's not doom by any means, it's just a teething problem for weaker pla...
by stephenprudence
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

I know the above members will go :roll: when I say this but, increased windiness is an integral part of a warming climate. Whereas once the upper air would be relatively cool, now perhaps with the onset of increased warming in the upper air, the gradient between the two has become quite tight theref...
by stephenprudence
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........
Replies: 70
Views: 2541

Re: Batten the hatches AGAIN, and again, and again and..........

I fine it particularly strange that the Musa basjoo snaps so easily when Japan and India are constantly getting typhoons (cyclones) across their southern areas! Yet it seems the Basjoos cant hack a meager 40mph gust :roll:

Some bananas cope well having said that but not the basjoo!
by stephenprudence
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: N Wales exotic plants
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: N Wales exotic plants

Hi Mike cheers, the climate of Llandudno is similar to here but the difference its geared for tourists so it has to make it look nice, I dont think they realise what theyre planting half of the time. The fuschias didn't look like they had gone in over winter they were quite large and there's no wher...