New RHS UK hardiness system.

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New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:57 pm

A new hardiness system will, be released next year. Full details and an overwintering guide in the latest gw mag.


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by flounder » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:42 pm

Doesn't matter who releases what, it won't replace local experience
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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:59 pm

flounder wrote:Doesn't matter who releases what, it won't replace local experience
Very true plus they have Mahonia as more tender than a Trachycarpus!


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by flounder » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:00 pm

I have it down as more dangerous than a Trachycarpus :ahhh!:
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Post by The Codfather » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:20 pm

Did they base it\rest it in the several locations in the country........I bet not !
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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:23 pm

I've looked into hardiness in quite some depth, and it is like weather forecasting.... there are just too many variables. Two major problems are initial plant health, and how the person grows it. :roll: Either of those are not right, and a plant is much more likely to succumb to winter :(
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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by jungle jas » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:54 pm

flounder wrote:Doesn't matter who releases what, it won't replace local experience
It wont make the plants any hardier either. :lol: icon_thumright
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Post by GREVILLE » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:43 pm

You won't beat the HTUK hardiness system - check every post icon_thumright


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by redsquirrel » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:02 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
flounder wrote:Doesn't matter who releases what, it won't replace local experience
Very true plus they have Mahonia as more tender than a Trachycarpus!
could be true,there were a few dead ones round this way last year
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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by karl66 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:07 am

I have about a dozen mahonia's , they went through last winter unmarked?, i'm shocked as i thought they were as hardy as an oak tree!. the coldness at present is a bit worrying as its unusual round here at this time of year, when i came in last night it felt like a november night. karl.


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by jungle jas » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:53 am

karl66 wrote:I have about a dozen mahonia's , they went through last winter unmarked?, i'm shocked as i thought they were as hardy as an oak tree!. the coldness at present is a bit worrying as its unusual round here at this time of year, when i came in last night it felt like a november night. karl.
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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by Conifers » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 am

karl66 wrote:I have about a dozen mahonia's , they went through last winter unmarked?, i'm shocked as i thought they were as hardy as an oak tree!.
Some mahonias are hardier than some oaks, but the hardiest mahonias are a lot less hardy than the hardiest oaks. There's a lot of variation in both genera, though.


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by cannondale28 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:03 am

I love these Maps from the Met Office. Yep, local knowledge is key for sure but the maps are still nice to look at. :D

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/ ... pavge.html

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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by Conifers » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:08 am

cannondale28 wrote:I love these Maps from the Met Office. Yep, local knowledge is key for sure but the maps are still nice to look at. :D

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/ ... pavge.html

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Except they don't have maps of absolute minima and maxima. Useless! :evil:


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Re: New RHS UK hardiness system.

Post by cannondale28 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:19 am

Conifers wrote:
cannondale28 wrote:I love these Maps from the Met Office. Yep, local knowledge is key for sure but the maps are still nice to look at. :D

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/ ... pavge.html

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Except they don't have maps of absolute minima and maxima. Useless! :evil:
Just been looking at these maps and looking at how things have changed over the last 50 years. I thought the south would seem drier than than the midlands and there's a small area east of Inverness that seems to get very low readings for rainfall, easily as dry as anywhere else in the UK. A dry part of Scotalnd, never thought I'd see that. Sorry, getting a little bit nerdy here. :><:
Worth a look though on a rainy Sunday. :D

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