Very stormy period coming up

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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:32 am

leunerj wrote:
Dave Brown wrote: I went up a ladder and started stripping this morning, but butty'ell it was cold
What did you expect taking all your clothes off at the top of a ladder? :lol:
I did think the same when reading that till it got to the trachycarpus part. I was thinking stripping up a ladder what will his neighbors think :lol:
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Post by RozDevon » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:17 pm

Extremely heavy gusts and rain.
Feels cold outside although temp is 8c.
Gave up planting some stuff in pots out when my hands and feet froze!


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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by fern Rob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Seems to have calmed down at the moment, I'm sure there will be more wind and rain to come :( .
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Very severe wet weather on route over the next week or two. Could be well in excess of 100-150mm over the west and south west regions with frequent high winds/gales. No snow but very bad news for those already flooded. Spring can't come soon enough.
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Post by Nigel » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:44 pm

Cornwall will face biggest waves in the world on wednesday with 80mph gusts apparently. OK mild and frost free is great, but I think i would settle for a few frosts now ( not severe) if only to dry things up.
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by cordyman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:05 pm

Nigel wrote:Cornwall will face biggest waves in the world on wednesday with 80mph gusts apparently. OK mild and frost free is great, but I think i would settle for a few frosts now ( not severe) if only to dry things up.
here here!

Realistically what can frosts even damage this time of year? No one in there right mind has tenders out etc


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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:41 pm

A very springlike calm to the weather today. Just how much of a storm is this heralding?


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Post by rburrena » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:53 am

cordyman wrote:
Nigel wrote:Cornwall will face biggest waves in the world on wednesday with 80mph gusts apparently. OK mild and frost free is great, but I think i would settle for a few frosts now ( not severe) if only to dry things up.
here here!

Realistically what can frosts even damage this time of year? No one in there right mind has tenders out etc
I don't agree. Personally I'd like to see my Musa basjoo stems survive for the first time without being cut to the ground, I'd like my Phoenix canariensis_CIDP to come through its first winter without protection of any kind, and I have a couple of experiments in the ground that would give me great pleasure to see come through the winter. Maybe I am not in my right mind? :lol: :lol:


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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:08 am

GREVILLE wrote:A very springlike calm to the weather today. Just how much of a storm is this heralding?
A very nasty one. Be prepared. Im taking my polyhouse down (what's left of it following repairs) later today.
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Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:16 am

cordyman wrote:
Nigel wrote:Cornwall will face biggest waves in the world on wednesday with 80mph gusts apparently. OK mild and frost free is great, but I think i would settle for a few frosts now ( not severe) if only to dry things up.
here here!

Realistically what can frosts even damage this time of year? No one in there right mind has tenders out etc
Frost can damage whatever it wants to cordy, it just depends how bad of a one we get! It isn't spring yet, we are still very much in winter even if it is in the later stages of winter. We had a 4 month winter last year remember what is to say it won't happen again? Yes this winter has been very much different to last year but we could even end up having our winter in the spring? I would rather have the mild/wet any day. once it warms up it will soon dry out the soil anyway.
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Post by Nigel » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:20 am

Yep heaven forbid we have our winter in the spring again... but i dont think it can happen, surface temps are way above this time last year on our side of the pond and pattern is completely different.
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:48 pm

cordyman wrote: No one in there right mind has tenders out etc
I think you'll find that most people have things outside when possible over winter, only a few cut things down and pack away for winter in October.

After the appalling winter/spring last year I think we're owed a mild one right the way through. Doubt we'll get it though :roll:
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:30 pm

Schefflera arboricola and Bougainvillea glabra are still trying to grow.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:40 pm

Nigel wrote:Yep heaven forbid we have our winter in the spring again... but i dont think it can happen, surface temps are way above this time last year on our side of the pond and pattern is completely different.
That is a sigh of relief nigel. :) icon_thumright
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Re: Very stormy period coming up

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:31 pm

Nigel wrote:Yep heaven forbid we have our winter in the spring again... but i dont think it can happen, surface temps are way above this time last year on our side of the pond and pattern is completely different.

This is good to know icon_salut


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