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by rburrena
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3200

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

Wagnerianus @ Kew Gardens Beware them, they are over-rated, slower than fortunei and end up looking ugly as hell in my opinion. [ Image ] Fortunei @ Trebah , I took this picture. [ Image ] Yawn, you repost this on every waggy discussion. Obvious troll is obvious. Yes, they don't all end up looking ...
by rburrena
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Getting away with it
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Getting away with it

fern Rob wrote:Frost forecast for tonight.
That rings a bell. Hmmm. Remind me, what is "frost" again? :lol: I know rain, and rain and wind and rain and wind, not sure I remember frost :wink: .
by rburrena
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Re: Exotic Plants in London

The heat island effect is incredible. In 2010, out here on the edge of London we got -10C, in central probably -6C, -7C. It is warmer in summer too. :lol: St. James' Park only got down to -3.9C or so in December 2010. The built-up areas must have been even warmer. Even better than I thought then! :D
by rburrena
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Exotic Plants in London
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Re: Exotic Plants in London

The heat island effect is incredible. In 2010, out here on the edge of London we got -10C, in central probably -6C, -7C. It is warmer in summer too. I used to drive into Hammersmith for work. You could watch the thermometer on the car rise 2-3C on the way into work on almost any day in winter (More ...
by rburrena
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pampered plants
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: pampered plants

For it's my beloved Musella lasiocarpa. Gets the most attention of any plant.

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by rburrena
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Re: Are You A 'Climate Nazi'?

Seems very low to use a word like Nazi to attack people who hold a different opinion to you. I have an open mind about this kind of thing, undecided really. Although I believe that either way, investment in technologies that mean cleaner air is important for health and quality of life, particularly ...
by rburrena
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Jan-Feb garden timelapse YK
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Jan-Feb garden timelapse YK

Nice to watch the angle of the sun increasing over time :D
by rburrena
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your favorite gardening chore
Replies: 26
Views: 901

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

I like trimming the edge of the lawn after mowing. The garden looks so neat and tidy afterwards. What I like most of all though is planting a new addition. :D Don't know if that counts as a chore.
by rburrena
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 3200

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

From what I have seen waggies have hairier trunks and smaller stiffer, more triangular leaves. Waggies are stouter, they are better in windy spots as the leaves dont get thrashed to bits. Fortunei get taller, have bigger, rounder, floppier leaves. But there is a lot of variation in individuals. I'm ...
by rburrena
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 2499

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Absolutely fantastic, so tropical :D
by rburrena
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 2815

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Rburrena, I like the way your path is on the shady side and the bed is against the sunny south-facing fence. Speaking of which, who replaced it? They've done a top job. Also see your neighbours have an enclosed trampoline and wooden climbing frame with a tubular slide - nice. Guess you get to hear ...
by rburrena
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Then and Now, how your garden has developed
Replies: 46
Views: 2815

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Then (May 2010 - Just moved in) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/12600578143_50db48893d_c.jpg A year in (May 2011) http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5062/5683512667_9343d1bf69_z.jpg Now (ish) (Oct 2013) http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/10225158363_64f93b1661_c.jpg Acutally now (notice the Phoenix ca...
by rburrena
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: First snow.
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: First snow.

We have just had our first snow of the year icon_cheers but it will all be gone come morning. icon_thumbdown You like snow? Snow should stay were it belongs IMO, in the moutains and the artic! :lol: Don't want any here! It is beautiful though (for about 10 mins till the novelty wears off) Having sa...
by rburrena
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead
Replies: 36
Views: 3436

Re: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead

Here they are in their former glory... Thanks! Wonder how much hardiness such mature trunk adds to the plant? -12*c as a rough guess? But prolonged 2 week freeze -5*c ? Well it depends on the climate. Mature Phoenix canarienis were reputed to have survived as low as -20C in Italy in 1985 with a 2ft...