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by Conifers
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Wilza wrote:Wow! I hope it isn't that haha!
'Fraid it is icon_thumright
Wilza wrote:There is a scots pine near to where I found it but nothing else.
The seeds can blow a fair way in the wind.
by Conifers
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

fern Rob wrote:
Wilza wrote:
Springy wrote:My first thought is Taxus baccata. Yew tree.
looks similar, but I've ruled that out..
Why is it ruled out?
Yew shoots are green at one year old, not orange-brown as here.
by Conifers
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Pine tree/shrub to I'D please

Grand Fir Abies grandis.

Fast-growing, and eventually huge - one in Scotland is 64 metres tall (2nd tallest tree in the UK). So be careful where you plant it!

Edit: here's one in Northumbs. (not quite so large, it's only 57 metres tall :lol: ):
by Conifers
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 3346

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

Cold & damp :x
by Conifers
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: THE FORGOTTEN WINTER? THE BIG FREEZE OF 1987.

Wasn't very bad up here, nowhere nearly as cold as 1981/82. Scotland escaped even better off.
by Conifers
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Mouse Nest amongst the gunner.

Little sweetie on the peanuts a couple of days ago . . .
by Conifers
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: pine trees

Could the appearance have anything to do with growing conditions? It only receives afternoon sun, and all the rain we get washes away the silvery hue the leaves used to have when I first got it. It doesn't really get much attention either and it can get fairly dry in this spot during the summer mon...
by Conifers
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wireworm
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: wireworm

A flock of Starlings, but they're hard to come by now.
by Conifers
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: pine trees

How do the ones with soft longer needles respond to pruning and shaping? Are they used as bonsai trees? Not very well. Among those with soft needles, only the shorter-needled species like Pinus parviflora are used for bonsai. I've got a P. wallichiana growing in my garden but so far the needle leng...
by Conifers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: pine trees

Blairs wrote:No idea if it is soft, but Pinus palustris ....
It isn't :wink:
by Conifers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: pine trees

If the length doesn't matter too much, look out for Pinus pumila, that has the same soft touch. Very slow-growing, though.
by Conifers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 5802

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

Local weatherman on radio newcastle reported -7° from somewhere in Northumbs from this morning, the coldest all this winter. Didn't say where, but probably Otterburn.
by Conifers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: Twin stem trachycarpus fortunei

timj17 wrote:You can find twin Trachys, this one is in Goodrington, Paignton.
It can happen if the growing point is damaged, splitting it into two growing points.
by Conifers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: What makes a Cordyline 'trunk'?
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: What makes a Cordyline 'trunk'?

The faster it is growing, the longer the leafy section. So in a year or two it'll have far more trunk than the other one.
by Conifers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Today hail
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Today hail

Yorkshire Kris wrote:I've given up talking about the weather for lent
I can hear you talking about the weather on the video :wink: