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by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Taro from tubers.
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Taro from tubers.

Anyone ever try Taro from store bought tubers? These all have a healthy "eye" which would give the indication they'd grow, but I wonder if that's enough? If they don't I've only waisted a half dollar :lol: .

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Washingtonia Protection completed.
Replies: 36
Views: 2349

Re: Washingtonia Protection completed.

Here's a small 2 gallon sized Washingtonia robusta . It is showing spear damage dispite the fact it has not seen temps below 7°C / 45°F. I wonder why this happens during the winter months? It's since outgrown the issue after being moved indoors temporarily. Soil was kept reasonably dry and air circu...
by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

12.6°C / 54.7°F today. Pleasant enough for a late winter walk.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Freeze on its way! another daily weather blog
Replies: 455
Views: 9564

Re: Freeze on its way! or the weather blog

Nigel wrote:yeah its between 30c and 20C most days now in high summer. Sun is too hot though to go out in at midday.
Too hot? I always figured "too hot" (to me anyway) temps in excess of 33 centigrade / 91°F. I guess it depends on what you're actually doing in the sun.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Snow here. Rain forecast for Friday.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Troppoz wrote:Im almost envious of your cold nights.....its been hotter than hell here 35c almost every day since Christmas.
Whadya say we split the difference between us? You get some cooling and precip & I get some warming? Sound like a deal?


Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Coldest night of the season last night at 27.9°F / -2.2°C.
This week could see a drop to -5°C overnight depending on conditions at the time. The forecasters are giving use a worst case senario.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Snow predictions.
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: Snow predictions.

A cold arctic air mass over Alaska and the Yukon has effected our much more southern latitudes. -2.2°C last night made it the coldest night of the season. An inch of wet snow fell as well which by all reports should melt today. The cold Arctic air rotates over the polar regions west to east, so you ...
by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Conifers ... the Madrone (Arbutus) are as common as grass in our region. There are also quite a number of Quercus garryana (Garry Oak) in this region. The western side of this ridge is one of the driest areas and bakes in the sun during summer. Plant material is sparse under such harsh conditions as...
by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Nice and sunny today so I hiked on up to the top of Notch Hill.
A quick vid from the peak.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6342
Views: 163336

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Weather over yonder. :)

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Do trachys always grow perfectly straight?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Do trachys always grow perfectly straight?

Indee Ste ... thought of that one immediately, but also to the one I'd seen today, far less dramatic. That palm on the cover of Chamaerops was given assistance to achieve that status. Also, stripping off the trunk fibers completes the look.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I love January because.....
Replies: 37
Views: 1496

Re: I love January because.....

"I love January because".....

I'm mot mowing the lawn. Spring is rediculous with lawn cutting on this half acre peice.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Do trachys always grow perfectly straight?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Do trachys always grow perfectly straight?

Some will grow with an oblique habit in early years. Often this is not apparent once the palm has developed beyond that point. However I did see one today that had a very distinct curve along the bottom 2 feet or so of trunk. No details as to it's nature or reasons behind it's planting. Cheers, Barr...
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Citrus in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Citrus in Canada

I would estimate that temps would rarely ever drop below -6°C in this region. This Meyer lemon is along a back fence with a glass panel overhead covering. This keeps the weather elements off the tree. Lemon trees don't require much heat to ripen, unlike grapefruit and oranges etc. The rest of Bob's ...