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by Conifers
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Growing cashew from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Growing cashew from seed

CAUTION: the sap is very toxic (ditto all parts of the plant except for the ripe fruit, and the seed that we eat), and can cause severe skin burns (it is closely related to Poison-ivy). Be extremely careful with the plants!
by Conifers
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Opuntia - thriving
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Opuntia - thriving

ANYBODY any idea what OPUNTIA it is ? pleeeeeeeeeeese icon_scratch Try the key here; it should be one of these: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=123045 Bit annoying it starts with a fruit query, but if you try both leads 2 and 10, and see where you get from there. Tho' I m...
by Conifers
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Opuntia - thriving
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Opuntia - thriving

Would be good to know what type as I would like to try. I have the plan Opuntia ficus-indica which I kept indoors this winter. O. ficus-indica is a tropical species and isn't very hardy. The hardiest is O. fragilis ( map ), followed by O. polyacantha ( map ) and O. humifusa ( map ), though all of t...
by Conifers
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

At Lidl today: Phoenix Canariensis, Canary Island Date Palm

Dave Brown wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 am
Be careful of buying by height. Diameter of the trunk shows age, rather than length of leaves. My preference would be a short chunky one.
Ditto to this - a tall slender one will be etiolated (grown in low light levels), weak and poor quality.
by Conifers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 2413

Forum Upgrade

Excellent, thanks!
by Conifers
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: HTUK web/forum Technical Stuff and Help (public)
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 2413

Re: Forum Upgrade

Sure is different!

Will the quick reply box be coming back?
by Conifers
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Unexpected Garden Birds
Replies: 67
Views: 5615

Re: Unexpected Garden Birds

Not sure those are juveniles, I'd suspect both adult females, but tricky to tell them part icon_thumright
by Conifers
Thu May 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Pakistan
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Pakistan

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/10 ... 9409294341

"Pakistan, where temperatures will soar into the low fifties"

:ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!:
by Conifers
Tue May 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Town plantings.
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Town plantings.

If it's under a cedar, why not some cedar-related Mediterranean plants? Things like Chamaerops humilis var. argentea?
by Conifers
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 3906

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

Adam D wrote:It still feels like late winter here, sigh!
More like November here, with the fog and drizzle :cry:
by Conifers
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Long term forecasting 'cracked'
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Long term forecasting 'cracked'

flounder wrote:It's amazing what you can do with seaweed and pine cones these days :wink:
Maybe they've got bigger and better pine cones? :lol:
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by Conifers
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Nope, just cold North Sea rain :x :x :x
by Conifers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 3906

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

First day of Bovine Spongiform Time, cold (7°), thick fog all day. Felt like late November. Yukk. :x :x :x :x :x
by Conifers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Blairs wrote:Defo pinus, though not Scots pine. I find pine seedlings where birds like to poop on my garden.
Sorry, nope - defo not a Pinus icon_thumright . Abies grandis, 100% certain.
by Conifers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 3906

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

Tmax yesterday and today, 7°C.

Yukk.