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by cordyman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???

Ah, I knew it...I resisted the temptation Dee.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: icon_scratch icon_scratch icon_scratch :mrgreen: Have i asked the wrong question Kata :? Hernia repair and staying down south for a bit :cry: Put it off for a good few yea...
by cordyman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???

:lol: :lol: :lol: In hindsight i'd have wrapped nothing this winter, and all would have come through unscathed, I still have geraniums in the borders! But come winter and its quickly changing patterns i'm a man of wrap, forget about it, don't set foot in the garden :lol: This winter has really broke...
by cordyman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???

cheers :D

Trex is just a pop bottle over growing point to keep frosts off it icon_thumleft

No real risk of damaging frond frosts to the Dicksonia antarctica then in April? Chance of snow very slim?
by cordyman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 4853

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

tomorrows looking like it could be a wall to waller with highs of 16/17 icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft I hope it gets better than that. It's 15C here at 9:13am, so it's guaranteed to reach at least 20C. My guess is a high of 23C, let's see! upgraded to 17*c now, so with full sun reckon t...
by cordyman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

No garden access in April - to unwrap or not???

Morning guys, Need some opinions. Dicksonia antarctica, Several Musa Basjoo, and T-rex all still protected. All looking good when checked on last week. This is the last time i'll be able to get into the garden until May. Do I unwrap and let everything get a move on, or leave wrapped till I have acce...
by cordyman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 4853

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

tomorrows looking like it could be a wall to waller with highs of 16/17 icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft

The MTB will be out :D
by cordyman
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?
Replies: 53
Views: 3464

Re: Ensete Maurelli, storing in compost vs drying out?

i kept mine going all winter on a drip of water once every 2 weeks. All seem ok and have new rollers! icon_cheers

Dry method = never again possibly icon_scratch
by cordyman
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Looking Good for the Weekend!
Replies: 64
Views: 4853

Re: Looking Good for the Weekend!

The BBC are predicting 15c daytimes with 8c overnights here. With the extra couple of degrees my garden seems to store it should be T shirt weather for the first weekend this year (although I have had midweek 18s and 19s). How's everyone else's weekend looking? Gogs where were you this weekend? Was...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64512

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

J4qbxMQKpQg Managed a couple of hours in the garden before breakfast this morning. looks a proper solid military grade installation all round so far Kris! Top drawer job icon_thumleft Have you done a hose pipe test at the highest point to watch the water flow? that would make a good vid! The walkwa...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1657

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

The problem is I have a lot of sun lovers in pots, the sun went in early afternoon today, so I need to see if its gets sun as it moves around later in the day, hopefully so, or else I will be looking at shade plants. Reminds me of my side border, but come 2pm it gets the full brunt of the sun, don'...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8206

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

Minus 1. Frost. Thawed by 8 am to strong warm sun. Skies are clear blue. Lovely!
by cordyman
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8206

Re: Watch out overnight

Yes models are showing the potential for -6 or -7C in frost hollows on Sunday night into Monday, and -3C to -5C widespread.. if that occurs it'll be a shock, but it's really too soon to tell, and it could be that it turns out much less frosty than the models are making out. Stephen any tips for man...
by cordyman
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasias on the move
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Colocasias on the move

I've decided these need too much TLC over winter to feature heavily in my garden. The Mrs won't have them in the house and I'm not prepared to heat the greenhouse anymore than being frost free. What I have left (mostly mammoth) will be treated as other frost free plants and if they die they die. i'...
by cordyman
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Dee's Garden Rebuild from Winter Damage Blog.
Replies: 286
Views: 16048

Re: Dee's Garden Rebuild from Winter Damage Blog.

ConcreteJungle wrote:Cracking garden = gives me a sense of what colours go well together in a real life setting, so when the bulk of different shades of greens are set - i will be ready to add more colour. Thanks for sharing.
I'd say Dee is definitely the HTUK colour expert icon_salut