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by JonC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature difference in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Temperature difference in UK

Thanks very much. It's a great plant for outside in the hot border as it gives a bit of colour. I've kept this outdoors before and it has come back in the spring. It did look quite sad for a while though. Best to bring indoors to a greenhouse or house when it's chilly.
by JonC
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature difference in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Temperature difference in UK

Hi, I suppose elevation will come into it. I live half way up a hill and so I avoid the frost pocket at the bottom. Our garden is also protected by buildings and trees so some shelter is also afforded there too. Can I ask what type of Tradescantia do you have? I am after T. pallida purpura if you ha...
by JonC
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature difference in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Temperature difference in UK

Hi All, I saw Yorkshire Kris' video today regarding frost damage and it highlighted for me the differences in temperature in the UK. We've not had a hard frost here yet. We've had a couple of nights of 1 deg C and maybe a zero for an hour in the early hours, but nothing too serious. I certainly don'...
by JonC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Propagation units
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Propagation units

Hi, Just one thing more about the Vitapods. You can buy extra layers as I have done. So, for example mine are 4ft long, but have three tiers. That's about 18" tall. If you want extra height then four tiers etc. The only problem is that this adds to the cost quite a bit. I bought mine years ago and t...
by JonC
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Propagation units
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Propagation units

Hi, I am not sure how useful this will be as you mentioned professional, but here goes... I have been using Vitapod propagators for about 12 years now and I think they are great. I bought the first version and I believe the units have been upgraded since I purchased. Mine didn't come with lights. At...
by JonC
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

The coconut (Cocos Nucifera) was impressive. There were a few of them about. Here's another shot from a different specimen. 20181024_083534_HDR.jpg The whole place was fabulous and I can't wait to go back. I don't know if I had a favourite botanical garden as I liked both the major gardens equally. ...
by JonC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

Monte gardens really are superb and I could happily spend the whole day here. DSC00993.jpg DSC00997.jpg This lovely Cyathea can be found in the town gardens just outside of the main Funchal centre. PSX_20181024_164921.jpg Some lovely palms at the harbour. PSX_20181024_194920.jpg PSX_20181024_171628....
by JonC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

A few more from the Madeira Botanical Garden. DSC00887.jpg DSC00913.jpg I could have spent ages in the palm and cycad garden, but by this stage my wife needed a break/chocolate/toilet/coffee/snacks/rest and I was pushing my luck by now. DSC00916.jpg Moving on to Monte gardens DSC00976.jpg DSC00987.j...
by JonC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

One of the main reasons I wanted to return to Mareira was to revisit the botanical gardens. The two major gardens are the Madeira Botanical Gardens and Monte Tropical Botanical Gardens. Both are outstanding and worth visiting. Having said that the whole of Funchal is well planted with fabulous munic...
by JonC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

I got back from Madeira last week and took loads of photos. A small selection are shown below. The first is the view from hotel (Pestana Garden Village Resort) towards the Miramar hotel next door. 20181022_184359_HDR.jpg This was my hotel although I wasn't located in one of these rooms. I had a view...
by JonC
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3471
Views: 92375

Your current weather in one word...

Cold (4 deg C)
by JonC
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Amazing Maderia.
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Amazing Maderia.

Glad you had a great time in Madeira Karl. I am off there for a week in mid October and I'm looking forward to it a lot. It's the first week away with the wife where we've not had the kids with us. I'll post some pictures on my return.

Jon
by JonC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Overwintering Agaves

Blimey, it's almost like another country. I am in Berkshire and we didn't get any snow and the lowest it got was -5 deg C I think. We seem to be quite lucky here with the weather regarding extremes.

Hope your plants are recovering now.

Jon
by JonC
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Overwintering Agaves

That's a cracking photo Dave. Was that taken in 2010? I don't remember many other years that we've had much snow down south. It's a bit weird thinking of over wintering at this early stage and just a few months after the heat wave. It only seems like two minutes since we were uncovering things from ...
by JonC
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering Agaves
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Overwintering Agaves

There are a few ongoing jobs to do. I didn't seal the ends with tape and I should have, but then I plan to run brown silicone along all the edges to stop water running inside the frames. That's a job for this weekend. The agaves are Agave Americana I think. The green variety. The polycarbonate came ...