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by Adam D
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: evergreens for pots
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: evergreens for pots

Mr List wrote:what about euphorbia characias ?

agave don't grow in shade do they?
I was always told that Euphorbia much prefer being in the ground to being in pots.
by Adam D
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: UV index 4 from 29 March
Replies: 71
Views: 5585

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Nathan wrote:A UV of 5 is forecast here next week icon_sunny
We rarely see 5, even in mid-summer :lol:
by Adam D
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Beavers in Scotland.
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Beavers in Scotland.

My son, he is 10, learned about this at school and told me about it last week.

UK rivers have been cleaned up significantly over the last 20 years or so and it is great to see initiatives like this.
by Adam D
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: From 5 March sun strong enough that we don't need to travel
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: From 5 March sun strong enough that we don't need to tra

You are obsessed with sunshine and UV, lol!

There are other things that can make you happy and increase your quality of life.
by Adam D
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 9907

Re: Watch out overnight

-40ºC here according to my car thermometer.

Mind you I think it is knackered as it was +50ºC yesterday!

lmao
by Adam D
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 9907

Re: Watch out overnight tonight

It was frosty here as well.
otorongo wrote:Wow guys, did it kill anything?
No, the -6C at the end of November killed the top growth of most herbaceous stuff.
by Adam D
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Tall Shrubs for the back of a border.

Prunus laurocerasus or Prunus lusitanica.

Prunus laurocerasus can grow quite vigorously in warmer areas (it doesn't up here though).

Eleagnus ebbingei - very hardy and reasonably attractive IMO.

How about a big Euphrobia like pasteurii?
by Adam D
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Mr List Blog - 9th year 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 31275

Re: Mr List Blog - 4th year 2013

Is that the Sarcococca that your bought last year in flower?

I have 5 of them in my garden and the flowers have opened, but not as much as yours have.

There is a big clump of it on my walk to work in Edinburgh. It is in flower now and sometimes the smell is intoxicating!
by Adam D
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: photos from today
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: photos from today

I have been the phantom couch grass destroyer... :lol: :lol: what a....??? of a job but the border certainly looks better without it. My ordered bag of poo turned up today for the roses, just waiting on two bags of compost. icon_sunny Couch grass is horrible stuff. I have managed to get some in my ...
by Adam D
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Good news: Re: Winter.
Replies: 39
Views: 3643

Re: Good news: Re: Winter.

A normal (rather than severe) frost isn't a bad thing as it means that the sky has been clear (and dry).
by Adam D
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Good news: Re: Winter.
Replies: 39
Views: 3643

Re: Good news: Re: Winter.

To be honest Stephen I grow my garden really hardy because we often get severe cold spells up here and from a purely selfish point of view I am seriously bored of this perpetual wind and rain as it has turned me into a blinking couch potato!

Stroll on normal winters with cold and mild spells again!
by Adam D
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: patio cleaner
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: patio cleaner

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It's pretty good stuff

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patio-Litres-Li ... atio+magic
by Adam D
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 3727

Re: severe storm warning, Wednesday 12th February!

jungle jas wrote:Personally I don't think you know what weather is unless you live on the west coast ( controversial or what). :roll:
Errrr, ....., no.

I don't live in the west (now), but I certainly know what "weather" is.

I hope you have survived the storm.
by Adam D
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Weekend Weather Warning 8th/9th Feb 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 3727

Re: severe storm warning, Wednesday 12th February!

Suddenly sun is shining and not a breath of wind, never been in the eye of a storm before, cant see what else it can be ? This model suggests it was the slack centre of the storm, if not an actual eye, wind now starting up again but still have sunshine. http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-app/satell...
by Adam D
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Severe weather warning: potential for loss of life(12/02/14)
Replies: 17
Views: 1690

Re: Severe weather warning: potential for loss of life(12/02

95mph gusts being reported in places down on the south coast of Devon!