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by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feijoa sellowiana - has anyone grown this?
Replies: 44
Views: 5612

Re: Feijoa sellowiana - has anyone grown this?

I've had one planted out since 2002 and it's survived a one off cold snap of -14°C / 7°F in the winter of 08-09 without issue.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162860

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Temps here over the past two weeks have been in the mid 80's to low 90'sF (28°C to 33°C).
Hot years will bring temps to near 100°F and that may or may not happen this year. Night lows are comfortable in the 60°F to 65°F (15°C to 18°C) range at this point.
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Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone joining the "not cut my grass for a month" club?
Replies: 59
Views: 2351

Re: Anyone joining the "not cut my grass for a month" club?

I recently picked up this new John Deere tractor mower for my half acre. It's greatly improved my time management, but with the heat during the past two weeks, the lawn is all but stopped growing and is nearly brown.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Temperature in Sun on the west coast today.
Replies: 37
Views: 1089

Re: Shocking weather on the west coast today.

Doesn't this thread belong on the Weather and Climatology forum? (see Forum List) ... please post under the appropriate headings.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162860

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

65.5°F / 18°C shade temp on the south side garden today, 62.2°F / 16.7°C on the north side garden. Mainly sunny and calm today with increasing cloud as the late afternoon wore on. Cooling down now with 52°F / 11°C at 18:10hrs (6:10 pm). I bit surprizing since I thought rain and an incoming front was...
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Potting into ground for Phoenix canariensis_CIDP - Noob question
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Potting into ground for Phoenix canariensis (Phoenix canariensis_CIDP) - Noo

Canary
Island
Date
Palm

(not CDIP as above, it's Phoenix canariensis_CIDP)
Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Show us your Hedychiums
Replies: 28
Views: 1517

Re: Show us your Hedychiums

Here are mine today :lol:

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden Update
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: Garden Update

Well done brother! I've largely overlooked potted specimen in my setting, but after looking at this, I'm going to re-think it this year.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Is Brahea Armata really that slow to grow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Is Brahea Armata really that slow to grow?

These Brahea do best with overnight warm temps or definately mild in a fairly long growing season. Cold limits restricted to short exposure, and rebounding daytime temps. Another example of how cold hardiness ratings alone, can be misleading. Here in the PNW it seemed to be all the rage 8 or 10 year...
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: stripping palm trunks
Replies: 60
Views: 3101

Re: stripping palm trunks

Maybe the key to stripping fiber is to not be too aggressive. This past spring (2011) I started one for the first time in nearly 30 years of growing T. fortunei. On this one below, only about 6" was removed. A gradual proccess may be the best approach. Some old trees exibit that habit without our in...
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6340
Views: 162860

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

High 51.3°F (10.7°C) & low temp 46.5°F (8°C) under overcast skies.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: "HOW TO GROW colocasias/Xanthosoma bought from a marketVIDEO
Replies: 50
Views: 3798

Re: "HOW TO GROW colocasias/Xanthosoma bought from a marketV

Average price for mine 12½ cents each (8 for a dollar).
Currency converter shows 1.00 CAD = 0.635409 GBP .... so thats 0.079462 each using GBP.

Here they are using my method a week later. These are pushing already in gallon pots!

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: YOUR Top 10 worst temps of 2012
Replies: 53
Views: 1736

Re: YOUR Top 10 worst temps of 2012

30.9°F (-0.6°C).
With just five week in, 2012 has a long way to go.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Ricinus seeds. When to germinate?
Replies: 59
Views: 2439

Re: Ricinus seeds. When to germinate?

Early April to set out in late April.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Exotic killing cold 7th Feb
Replies: 308
Views: 8106

Re: Exotic killing cold 7th Feb

OK ... What's a "duvet" (Doo-vet?) and what do you'z do with that thing? Also ... what's goin' on over there with that weather thang?

Cheers, Barrie.