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by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Blimey, my 'old conservatory is 32 years old, but yours is 156 years :ahhh!:
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 962

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

That is odd I can grow CIDPs. I suspect it may be the Washingtonian dry out on the sand. Although I have dug them up from a beach in the Canaries. icon_scratch It's all about lack of winter sun for the CIDPs. Neighbours, diagonally opposite, have a large one in the front garden, but is planted abou...
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Forum Comeback
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Forum Comeback

John P wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Dave its super to see you are back and I hope you do not disappear again.
Thanks John.

Aidan had removed the spam post on the spam topic, but left the replies, I have now removed the topics.
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

I'm having the old Conservatory and Lunar Module replaced with a new white UPVC double glazed bespoke conservatory. We were due to have it completed about now, but due to the complexity of building into an existing space, has slipped. This now means it will be built over the winter months, robbing m...
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3509
Views: 99752

Your current weather in one word...

Groundfrost
by Dave Brown
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 962

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

I am amazed you can grow washies were you live, they just don't thrive here, despite it being warmer than were you live I'm not sure if its the wind or sand they don't like. Just out of interest can you grow CIDPs. Washingtonia robusta originates on the Pacific coast of US and Mexico, so I wouldn't...
by Dave Brown
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Welcome back HTUK
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Welcome back HTUK

We still have ongoing issues with access, and Aidan has got to the point of looking to change hosting company, as their customer service is second to none... almost non-existent. For a couple of years we hosted ourselves, but the size of databases became too difficult to maintain on home based PCs, ...
by Dave Brown
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 962

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

karl66 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Amazing how it constantly keeps recovering Dave....if it was a boxer you'd have many titles!.
It is it's fast growth that enables it to recover quickly. My Trachycarpus still bear the scars of the beast 18 months later. :(
by Dave Brown
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 962

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

Are you able to give the top any protection these days? or has it got to take its chances?! Mine was doing as well as yours until 2010 when I decided it was big enough to not need protection!! It was protected in 2010 and 2012, but been too big since then. Got clobbered by the 'Beast' on 28th Feb 2...
by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia
Replies: 12
Views: 962

15 years growth of Washie Washingtonia

Washie Washingtonia has grown faster than Trachycarpus here over the last 15 years :ahhh!:
by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3509
Views: 99752

Your current weather in one word...

leafbashing
by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o
Replies: 315
Views: 20469

Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

My other Butia, Barry, is doing fine, but has more shelter from NE than Bertie had.
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by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o
Replies: 315
Views: 20469

Dave B's Blog - Winter here we come :-o

How's the Butia doing these days? It was severely damaged in 2010 freeze and took 6 years to recover. Finally in 2016 it started to get decent growth, then along came the 'Beast from the East in Feb/Mar 2018 with -9.9C, then storm Emma slammed into the 'Beast' giving 54 mph gales, BUT at -4.9C This...
by Dave Brown
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Callistemon Bottlebrush
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Callistemon Bottlebrush

I had a big Bottlebrush, which was planted out, but lost it in the hosepipe ban years 2004/5.