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by flounder
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Long term forecasting 'cracked'
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Long term forecasting 'cracked'

It's amazing what you can do with seaweed and pine cones these days :wink:
by flounder
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Longest summer since 1910 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Longest summer since 1910 :)

I'd settle for 120 hours of summer but somewhere in the UK they will get 120 minutes :roll: These newspapers will eventually get one prediction right, but then again if you had an infinite amount of monkeys and an infinite amount of type writers, one will eventually write the works of Shakespeare ic...
by flounder
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dee's Garden Rebuild from Winter Damage Blog.
Replies: 286
Views: 15283

Re: Dee's Garden Rebuild from Winter Damage Blog.

That's a little bit special me thinks, you must have really knocked up the brownie points during the year! icon_thumright
It's also a good thing my wife doesn't read the forum otherwise she'd be getting ideas of taking up valuable planting space as well :lol:
by flounder
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:That'll give Flounder some more splinters ....
I know cortaderia seedlings and that isn't one, so the tweezers need not come out to play :D
by flounder
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Id please
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Id please

Small one pretty sure it's the plain green ensete ventricosum
by flounder
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: The Cycads, Loran Whitelock

£619.85 + postage! :ahhh!:

I'd walk to Wales to read Arlons, rather than shell out that sort of money :? icon_study
by flounder
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.

It did get cold in Brighton too... I have had a look on the Met Office database & the weather station called 'Brighton No.2', which was situated at the allotments in Whitehawk Hill Road, recorded the following maximum & minimum temperatures over the cold snap: 11/01/87 Max: 0.8C Min: -6.7C 12/01/87...
by flounder
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa "Mekong Giant"
Replies: 383
Views: 23953

Re: Musa "Mekong Giant"

fieldfest wrote:
flounder wrote:Can I call dibs on the biggun? :wink:
i challenge you to a duel icon_pirat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6dgtBU6Gs
Sod all that prancing around lark, can't I just lamp yer with a bit of 4x2? :lol:
by flounder
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is this a baby Cordyline
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

I'm going to agree with Arlon......and Roger icon_scratch
There's more chance it being a cordyline but it does look very, very similar to phormium seedlings. I'll just make sure I don't get splinters from this fence. If I fall off it will be on the cordy side
by flounder
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa "Mekong Giant"
Replies: 383
Views: 23953

Re: Musa "Mekong Giant"

Can I call dibs on the biggun? :wink:
by flounder
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.

It's strange, I don't remember it being abnormally cold icon_scratch I remember deep snow drifts and people 'canoeing' down a big hill in a local park. Maybe I was hardier when younger icon_salut
by flounder
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trumpet vine
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Trumpet vine

Hardy to zone 4a, why would they be difficult to get through the winter? An established plant is indeed quite hardy, but a foot tall seedling that loses its leaves in winter doesn't always have the food reserves to make it. I am talking about unheated greenhouses down to 5c though so maybe a bit mo...
by flounder
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Trumpet vine
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Trumpet vine

As long as we're talking campsis radicans, no special treatment required. Usual sandy seed compost mix, lightly cover seeds, 23-26ish degrees and they should be up in about 2-4 weeks. Getting them through their first winter is a bigger challenge, well it has been for me. Only two surviving from twen...
by flounder
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: cheap bird of paradise plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: cheap bird of paradise plants.

Nathan wrote:Exotic plants are also very cheap here in Malta, I was shocked when I first went into a garden centre!
When are you coming back home for a visit? :wink:
by flounder
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: cheap bird of paradise plants.
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: cheap bird of paradise plants.

Take it out of the pot, knock all the soil off, cut the leaves back, stick it in your suitcase and re pot it when you're home...shouldn't be a problem then. The problems start when you see a 5-6ft bismarckia for 40 euro in a garden centre in Torromolinos. Try taking that as hand luggage!