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by palmking
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatula?
Replies: 41
Views: 3053

Re: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatul

how long do they take from seed to 25cm? They are about 1 yr old now. They grew slowly for the first 4 months but when they were moved outside during the summer months they trippled in size. I moved some of them back in before the first frost and they have continued growing through the winter, but ...
by palmking
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatula?
Replies: 41
Views: 3053

Re: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatul

Thanks for the suggestions will look into it. I have grown a ferox in the past but found it couldn't take even a little frost and soon carked it even though it was quite a big one! Ferox should take -5c , I lost one but again it hates any moisture. It must be bone dry. My girlfriend grew two at her...
by palmking
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatula?
Replies: 41
Views: 3053

Re: Are there any other hardy aloes apart from aloe striatul

Aloe Broomii if kept very dry in winter is easily hardy to -5c . I had one , which took -10.3c but strangely, the following year -9.5 killed it. Normally, I get no lower than -5 to -6 and this year is a normal winter for me. The lower temps above were the lowest since 1986 for me. It might be worth ...
by palmking
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162147

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

15.9C max on my station, which was in line with the official station at 16.6c. Close to the record, I believe as it stayed close to this for a couple of hours. Made sense, it was hitting a ceiling limit here with only so much warmth possible ,at this time of year. Highest temps, following a plume of...
by palmking
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: what's your view on this winter as a whole?
Replies: 28
Views: 1550

Re: what's your view on this winter as a whole?

Normal here. Always get between -5 and -6 on 1 or 2 occasions in a normal year and this year i've hit -6.0 exactly on 2 occasions, otherwise below -5c. Yep, the pennines stopped the cold easterlies from tracking the worst of the weather here. Nothing looks damaged as yet apart from a Canary Island D...
by palmking
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: YOUR Top 10 worst temps of 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 1725

Re: YOUR Top 10 worst temps of 2012

-6.0 -6.0 -4.9 -4.7 -4.3 -2.7 -2.7 -2.1 -1.5 -1.4 Lowest in Oct 2011= +1.1(19.10) Lowest in Nov 2011= -0.7(first air frost 6.11) and only air frost in November Lowest in Dec 2011= -3.0,-1.5,-1.2 Lowest in Jan 2012 = -2.7 Currently +1.1c and been drizzly rain all day! the cm of snow we had went days ...
by palmking
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162147

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

You wouldn't catch me out in a T shirt at 12C -put a jumper on-you Got goose pimples(bumps)! :) Looks nice though bit like here just 2 weeks ago.

Paul
by palmking
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: lets not kid outrselves
Replies: 29
Views: 1146

Re: lets not kid outrselves

I hope Stephen is wrong(no disrespect) and Nigel is right :D I need cheering up. Last couple of nights are the worst this Winter for me. Until now -3.0 on 2 occasions. but 1/2 - -4.7c 2/2 - -6.0c tonight -4.3c but it's now -2.7c with thick cloud cover and gradually rising so most likely the lowest h...
by palmking
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162147

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Did get as low as +1.1c last night, so a ground frost-only evident on cars though. Was convinced it would get lower, due to long clear periods, like 6 hours of clear sky and no wind :o before the cloud rolled in after mid night and broke again around 6am but no colder. Woodford got below zero - at l...
by palmking
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: breaking down of the summer time subtropical high
Replies: 61
Views: 2461

Re: breaking down of the summer time subtropical high

Hi Adrian, interesting as you do remind me of myself now and again! :D PS i've scored 42, previously; so it's fair to say that I do. Anyway, now the air has cleared. I think that this year is showing distinct signs of it being a milder winter than the last few years have been. More of a 'normal' win...
by palmking
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: breaking down of the summer time subtropical high
Replies: 61
Views: 2461

Re: breaking down of the summer time subtropical high

Adrian, do you by chance have Aspergers or similar. I do have it mildly but I have learnt to appreciate when enough is enough and when I am becoming Obsessive. It's probably best Adrian if you research this yourself but direct your interests to a more accomodating forum or website, like the Met offi...
by palmking
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: My Washingtonia cut back by neighbour :-o
Replies: 48
Views: 4054

Re: My Washingtonia cut back by neighbour :-o

I second that. My neighbour used to do that with my Trachycarpus; until she could no longer reach it! :) I cannot tell you how much I dislike my neighbour , though Dave. I've complained to the council and had her blacklisted for various issues. I suggest you call round with a pair of secateurs and s...
by palmking
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: mild winters = strong polar vortex
Replies: 38
Views: 2343

Re: mild winters = strong polar vortex

"Dave thank, I know"


Tom, did you not mean to say, "Thank you, I know(that)!"?

:D :D :D

regards

Paul
by palmking
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Just perhaps a mild October..
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Just perhaps a mild October..

Exactly what I was thinking Stephen. I've based the last couple of years cold winters on the contrary to expectation, reduced aged arctic sea ice mass but beforehand I had noticed that stable high pressure systems seemed to be consistent with the ending of the annual sea ice melt. With less moisture...
by palmking
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Arctic Sea Ice just off being the lowest on record
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Arctic Sea Ice just off being the lowest on record

I've already addressed this topic in the past and the impact on the weather patterns, particularly over Northern Europe.

Hence why we now get an annual summer 'monsoon', followed by milder Autumn spells, culminating in colder winters with more precipitation falling as snow.

Paul