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by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Citrus in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 392

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 ...
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My birthday gift yucca
Replies: 24
Views: 1049

Re: My birthday gift yucca

A very nice specimen Yucca rostrata !!!
Happy Birthday too !!!

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What haven't you brought in / protected yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 1603

Re: What haven't you brought in / protected yet?

This Yucca elephantipes is still out on the front stoop.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Citrus in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Citrus in Canada

Well, only a very small portion of Canada is capable of such a hoticultural venture. I've been to Bob's place and seen these first hand.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eucalyptus drive by.
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Eucalyptus drive by.

Interesting 'vid' Barrie, :) Thanks for sharing! They are planted quite close to the building and will likely grow tall and suck the life out of the ground in the process! No worries there. All there's around is concrete and paving. The only thing that might be concerning are the grates situated ar...
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Cycas revoluta colour change?.
Replies: 33
Views: 1929

Re: Cycas revoluta colour change?.

I have a nice potted Cycas revoluta that I intend on planting out next spring. I've had the thing for about 5 years and is inadvertantly featured in this video. I leave it out most of the winter, only moving it during a nasty cold weather event.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: FLOWER SPIKES ON THE ST DENYS Phoenix canariensis_CIDP?
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: FLOWER SPIKES ON THE ST DENYS Phoenix canariensis (Phoenix canariensis_CIDP)

Very nice, but was space a reason for pruning this so severely? Personally I prefer a fuller crown.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?

Cameras are so hi tech these days. The one I have has far more features than I could ever hope to use or learn.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6417
Views: 181276

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Today and tomorrow rain highs around 10°C. calm.
Sun returning for Friday and the weekend.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Eucalyptus drive by.
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Eucalyptus drive by.

Another one I did a few days back.

Cheers, Barrie.

by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: new arrival this morning
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: new arrival this morning

Real nice one there brother ... are these things good where you're at? Over this way they need a bit of winter protection from year to year.

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6417
Views: 181276

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Troppoz wrote; "Barrie what is a 'Pineapple Express'?" Sean it's a local term for a heavy moisture system moving in off the Pacific Ocean. It's most often pushing in from Hawaii (or that general direction), hence the name, Pineapple Express. I've had to quite often Google some of the British terms,...
by Las Palmas Norte
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: Anyone get anything garden related for Xmas?

Not only are we "allowed", it's the law! :lol:

Cheers, Barrie.
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: What is this tree (video incl.)
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: What is this tree (video incl.)

Humm? I was thinking Myrica california although Umbellularia is also a Pacific coast possibility.

Cheers, Barrie
by Las Palmas Norte
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6417
Views: 181276

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Started out dang nice today, but this afternoon shifted to rain as a Pineapple Express moved in off the Pacific.

Cheers, Barrie.