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by Nigel
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best palm for pots
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Best palm for pots

Chamaerops humilis is far and away the best long term candidate for a pot in the UK.
by Nigel
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7728

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

It did get cold last night but not as cold as expected, which is a good thing, and we have to take the positives from that. . Stephen, As far as I can see the reliable forecasts were accurate. Its the best start to spring for years , spring is something to enjoy, so i am going to stop reading the e...
by Nigel
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Frost warning - Sunday 23 March
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Frost warning - Sunday 23 March

Yes a lot of people probably got carried away with tender stuff , the old sayings are based on not to plant tender stuff until May is out ! You are not safe from spring frosts until mid may at least. As the weather improves we have to expect some spring frosts under high pressure and clear skies. I ...
by Nigel
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

I think with the factors which have lined up a complete lack of winter for majority of us, will be the same factors which steam roll in an absolute back sweating/can't sleep at night/watering twice a day/roads melting/everyone topless/deodrant shortage/fry an egg on a Trachycarpus stinking scorcher...
by Nigel
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7728

Re: Watch out overnight

The west always gets the worst frosts with easterly or north easterly setups as air travelling from that direction cools as it travels over land, and by the time the air arrives in the west its at its coldest. When air travels from south or west directions it arrives here after crossing the sea and ...
by Nigel
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

El Niño and La Niña work on lag so the effects may not be felt for a year after the initiation of the oscillation I am not sure about that Stephen, the sea temps in the pacific off south america have a direct effect on the weather down there and affects our jet stream. Its more likely that a weak E...
by Nigel
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7728

Re: Watch out overnight

stephenprudence wrote:
otorongo wrote:Looking cold Sat-Tue with frost possible in the SE excepting the coast and London.
Only the southeast? Probably worst in the west, as usual in these type of frosts.
You need clear skies and either easterlies or north easterlies for it to be worst in the west.
by Nigel
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

I can't work it out... as 1976, which is the best summer of my lifetime, was not an El Nino, and was just after a solar minimum in the 11 year cycles icon_scratch Not sure what caused the Azores high to sit over us all summer. Dave, an El Nino formed at the end of 1976 but as you say during the sum...
by Nigel
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

Presumably, similarly, there were indicators, last Autumn, that the winter just gone was likely to be very cold, and some boffin somewhere articulated them and that prompted the Express headlines ... I don't know about the Express, but the polar ice was suggesting a mild winter. Yes, I was complete...
by Nigel
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7728

Re: Watch out overnight

Looks to me like this will be a blip and the great spring will resume some time next week after 3 or 4 days of unsettled weather and a brief northerly. The azores high wants to push back in, so nothing to worry about, weather remains on a positive track.
by Nigel
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Britain on course for hottest ever summer [Daily Mail]

The article does have some credibility actually. I dont agree with the 75% chance figure but we surely have a high chance compared to normal.
There is an accumulation of factors that could indeed see some quite remarkable temperatures this summer.
by Nigel
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Palms near me
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Palms near me

My local council has just planted phoenix canariensis in a local park.... it makes me really annoyed, council tax money wasted when they could buy palms that would be perfectly hardy.
by Nigel
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 7728

Re: Watch out overnight

So turns out my pessimistic forecast for the week was closer to the mark than some expected.. I am sorry but your daily doom forecast wasnt even close to the mark. The week has been very good, even under cool grey skies. When the sun has emerged it has been wonderful. Next weeks daily doom forecast...
by Nigel
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Why are the leaves like this? Trachycarpus New Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Why are the leaves like this? Trachycarpus New Purchase

The new one may only just have been dug, in which case it will soon look like the other, however in 3 or 4 years once established you wont be able to tell them apart, and neither should be yellow and sad by then, but fully expanded crowns and healthy.