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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Half Hardy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:05 pm

The bbc forecast for my area(plymouth) is giving a max of 9 for most of tonight but min of my -1 for next monday night.The weathers going backwards :ahhh!:

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Re: Has Someone Broken The Weather

Post by Panama Pete » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:19 pm

Just type HAARP weather into google and you know why it has changed icon_scratch

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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:25 pm

I'm going to be moving my few Tree ferns I had put outside, BACK into the polyhouse. Not sure whether or not to wrap my Trachies as I don't think we will get really low temps icon_scratch
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Re: 3 Questions for the weather experts...

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:27 pm

cordyman wrote: Life is more enjoyable as an optimist though icon_thumleft The weather is miserable at the moment yes, but the optimist looks forward to better times. If they don't prevail its no biggy, but the prior 3 months were spent in a good positive mood looking ahead as opposed to always dwelling on the negatives. My ex was very pessimistic and its not a good trait to carry throughout your life, especially as you get older icon_thumleft
You've claimed that your temps have been above average all through winter, and constantly talk of how good it is in the sun. It's not quite so easy to see the optomists view if your coming to the end of the 4th winter month below average temps, and 5 months of drastically below average sunshine hours. :roll:

However, if this set up was July I'd be looking at sunny 32C
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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 pm

Tom2006 wrote:I'm going to be moving my few Tree ferns I had put outside, BACK into the polyhouse. Not sure whether or not to wrap my Trachies as I don't think we will get really low temps icon_scratch
I was just reading Paul Blight's synoptic discussion on UKWW and he said that it is going to be very cold next week, but not Trachycarpus-killing temperatures during the day.

See http://www.ukweatherworld.co.uk/forum/i ... old-spell/

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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Adam D wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:I'm going to be moving my few Tree ferns I had put outside, BACK into the polyhouse. Not sure whether or not to wrap my Trachies as I don't think we will get really low temps icon_scratch
I was just reading Paul Blight's synoptic discussion on UKWW and he said that it is going to be very cold next week, but not Trachycarpus-killing temperatures during the day.

See http://www.ukweatherworld.co.uk/forum/i ... old-spell/
Thanks for that Adam. It wont let me get through to the link, but your advice is good for me. icon_thumleft
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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Ah, you may well have to be a member of UKWW to read Paul's threads.

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Re: 3 Questions for the weather experts...

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote: Life is more enjoyable as an optimist though icon_thumleft The weather is miserable at the moment yes, but the optimist looks forward to better times. If they don't prevail its no biggy, but the prior 3 months were spent in a good positive mood looking ahead as opposed to always dwelling on the negatives. My ex was very pessimistic and its not a good trait to carry throughout your life, especially as you get older icon_thumleft
You've claimed that your temps have been above average all through winter, and constantly talk of how good it is in the sun. It's not quite so easy to see the optomists view if your coming to the end of the 4th winter month below average temps, and 5 months of drastically below average sunshine hours. :roll:

However, if this set up was July I'd be looking at sunny 32C
I have never understood this being an optimist or pessimist thing. Life impacts on you, and although I accept some of us are naturally more positive, or negative, ultimately if you get dealt a cr&p hand, in whatever area that impacts you, it doesn't matter how positive you try to be. That said, despite the horrific March weather, and winter in general, I am looking forward to getting out into the garden and getting some jobs done. I'm just sad that I feel like we are missing out on valuable time in our gardens. If have also decided not to replace any plants that I lose this winter like for like. I will just use the large bedding like dahlias, cannas and my musa which I will be planting out.
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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Adam D wrote:Ah, you may well have to be a member of UKWW to read Paul's threads.
Yes, probably the case as I'm not a member. Have you still got snow up your way mate?
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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:48 pm

Tom2006 wrote:
Adam D wrote:Ah, you may well have to be a member of UKWW to read Paul's threads.
Yes, probably the case as I'm not a member. Have you still got snow up your way mate?
Yes, there is still a few inches of it around here.

I work in Edinburgh during the day and my home altitude is c. 440ft and the freezing level has been c. 300ft for the last couple of days, so I go through the snow line on my way to an back home from work. It's like living in the Alps!

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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:15 pm

I'm expecting -8 with wind chill over the next 24hr.

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Re: 3 Questions for the weather experts...

Post by cordyman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote: Life is more enjoyable as an optimist though icon_thumleft The weather is miserable at the moment yes, but the optimist looks forward to better times. If they don't prevail its no biggy, but the prior 3 months were spent in a good positive mood looking ahead as opposed to always dwelling on the negatives. My ex was very pessimistic and its not a good trait to carry throughout your life, especially as you get older icon_thumleft
You've claimed that your temps have been above average all through winter, and constantly talk of how good it is in the sun. It's not quite so easy to see the optomists view if your coming to the end of the 4th winter month below average temps, and 5 months of drastically below average sunshine hours. :roll:

However, if this set up was July I'd be looking at sunny 32C

I'll probably turn into a pessimist Dave if we have another monsoon summer here like last year. 2 summers in a row will break me :cry: :lol:

Lets hope we get this type of setup in July!

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Re: 3 Questions for the weather experts...

Post by cordyman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Tom2006 wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote: Life is more enjoyable as an optimist though icon_thumleft The weather is miserable at the moment yes, but the optimist looks forward to better times. If they don't prevail its no biggy, but the prior 3 months were spent in a good positive mood looking ahead as opposed to always dwelling on the negatives. My ex was very pessimistic and its not a good trait to carry throughout your life, especially as you get older icon_thumleft
You've claimed that your temps have been above average all through winter, and constantly talk of how good it is in the sun. It's not quite so easy to see the optomists view if your coming to the end of the 4th winter month below average temps, and 5 months of drastically below average sunshine hours. :roll:

However, if this set up was July I'd be looking at sunny 32C
I have never understood this being an optimist or pessimist thing. Life impacts on you, and although I accept some of us are naturally more positive, or negative, ultimately if you get dealt a cr&p hand, in whatever area that impacts you, it doesn't matter how positive you try to be. That said, despite the horrific March weather, and winter in general, I am looking forward to getting out into the garden and getting some jobs done. I'm just sad that I feel like we are missing out on valuable time in our gardens. If have also decided not to replace any plants that I lose this winter like for like. I will just use the large bedding like dahlias, cannas and my musa which I will be planting out.

When did you start protecting stuff Tom, October, November or December? Could get these 20 days of lost Spring back with a decent mild autumn.

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Re: Hello spring?

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:50 pm

Will winter end, at the moment the weather feels worst than winter.

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Re: Back in the freezer this week

Post by cordyman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:56 pm

BBC have changed the heavy snow to light now, and friday and saturday from snow to dark cloud. Don't trust the beeb though :?

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