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by Conifers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pine trees
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: pine trees

Not really, no! Long, slender needles go together with warm, humid climates, which go together with vigour and large mature size. Though I'd not say that Pinus strobus has very long needles, only around 8-10 cm; some others like Pinus wallichiana have needles up to 15-20 cm. If 10 cm is long enough,...
by Conifers
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

Trachycarpus, hmmm... Rough Fruit: [ Image ] Rough branches: [ Image ] Now I'm not saying it's obvious but... Sorry, but Trachycarpus does mean 'rough fruit' - whatever modern corruptions of language might do, remember we're dealing with traditional usage, as Hermann Wendland was familiar with when...
by Conifers
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

There are Macrocarpa and Microcarpa versions of this palm, it just means big leaves and small leaves. From the Greek karpos meaning fruit. Therefore large fruit and small fruit. It's Latin, not Greek and it comes from Carpium which means 'bones'. Naah, it's from English, and it means 'large freshwa...
by Conifers
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS var MACROCARPA

Not a valid name; probably some spammer's marketing ploy to sell extra plants.

And of course, you have to wait 10 or 15 years to get any fruit, so by the time you discover they're normal size, it's too late to change it and he's long gone off with your money . . . icon_moneyeyes
by Conifers
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Plant ID please

Ditto to Prunus lusitanica
by Conifers
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Why does my loquat look so poorly?
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Why does my loquat look so poorly?

Because it is planted sideways on a cliff, it doesn't like that :lol:



Otherwise, looks fine to me icon_thumright
by Conifers
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 5798

Re: Watch out overnight

That's rubbish Stephen. Its been glorious here all week once the morning vloud fog burns back. On the west side of the Pennines, it didn't burn off - it was continuously replenished by new fog drifting in off the Irish Sea. That was the problem for Stephen. When I wrote rubbish I meant rubbish for ...
by Conifers
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 5798

Re: Watch out overnight

Tom2006 wrote:That's rubbish Stephen. Its been glorious here all week once the morning vloud fog burns back.
On the west side of the Pennines, it didn't burn off - it was continuously replenished by new fog drifting in off the Irish Sea. That was the problem for Stephen.
by Conifers
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

They are more like road runners I believe? Not really, no :wink: They are larger than Common Cuckoos, but more closely related to them than either is to Roadrunners. Both are also brood parasites, whereas Roadrunners (like all of the New World cuckoos) build their own nests and look after their own...
by Conifers
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Rare cuckoo spotted on a Golf course.

It's a Great Spotted Cuckoo, at Giltar Point, Pembrokeshire.

They usually occur in the Mediterranean, and migrate north from Africa about 5 or 6 weeks earlier than our Common Cuckoos - hence the early date for this one.

PS their call is very different, they don't say "cuckoo".
by Conifers
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: What Bird Is This
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: What Bird Is This

Thirded, Pied Wag
by Conifers
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Limp fatsia
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Limp fatsia

karl66 wrote: I'm going to give them a bug spray tomorrow
Never use sprays unless you have a clear proven need for them!
by Conifers
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 5798

Re: Watch out overnight

Dave Brown wrote:in reply to the title.... everyone should watch out overnight, as it is always darker and more difficult to see :lol:
Well, I usually shut my eyes and go to sleep instead :mrgreen:
by Conifers
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Macro Timelapse of a seed! mind = blown
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Macro Timelapse of a seed! mind = blown

Didn't play for me either :cry:
by Conifers
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Can you dissolve chicken pellets?
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Can you dissolve chicken pellets?

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote: Grab yourself an empty 6 pint milk container ......... its ...........ummm......unique aroma :lol:
Also make sure you don't put it together with your milk and end up pouring it on your breakfast cereal :lol: