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by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Well in Suffolk you would not get so soon wolfs or Lynx. I was more refearing to Scotland. Some thinly populated area.

Well foxes are more a thread to chicken then wolves, let alone lynxes. But with a good enclosure of you chicken you should be able to keep foxes out.

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

British wolves, Lynx and even bears were discussed on bb2 winter watch last night. I don't fancy bumping into a bear in the woods. Maybe bears not. But wolfs are no bears. There are several places where bears live wild in Europe. For example in Italy, Sweden and Finland. And when did you hear of ac...
by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Here the latest wolf updat from Germany. Well its just a metter of time they will be back here also.

www.nabu.de/wolf/dt_wtpo_pop_gross_1.jpg

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gingers
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Gingers

Hedychium spicatum is one of the hardiest. In the Kalamuni area they get frost and snow during winter.

They grow often together with Trachycarpus takil.

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: European bison in the wild in The Netherlands.
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: European bison in the wild in The Netherlands.

flounder wrote:I don't think the UK has the room for Bison to roam, even semi enclosed.....I do however remember in my youth leaving the disco with the occasional moose :wink:
Well you get areas with some space I guess. Well more then here in the country.

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter...
Replies: 57
Views: 2896

Re: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter.

otorongo wrote:My Lapageria rosea, P. caerulea and Eccremocarpus scaber are growing.

Hellebores - one flowering, others coming up.
Here also growth in Lapageria.

Alexander
by Alexander
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crinum Super Ellen.
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

Crinum Super Ellen.

Does anybody know if Crinum Super Ellen is grown in the UK? I have it from Plant Delights in North Carolina. Its a hybrid of Crinum bulbispermum with C. Ellen Bosanquet. It should be one of the largest coldhardy Crinums. And it gets 180 cm! Well C. bulbispermum is a good coldhardy parent so if the h...
by Alexander
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winters back to normal?
Replies: 29
Views: 1325

Re: Winters back to normal?

Well at the moment frost is only about a couple of hundred kilometers from here. Berlin will go to minus 13 and Hamburg to minus 10. And we are just at the edge of the milder weather here!

Spring is stll a long way from here.

Alexander
by Alexander
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: European bison in the wild in The Netherlands.
Replies: 6
Views: 635

European bison in the wild in The Netherlands.

Here a youtube video of European bison living semi wild in an nature reserve close to Zandvoort. And also not far from Amsterdam. Its quiet unique you have these primeval animals in one of the most densely parts of Europe living semi wild. Well its also a scientific project to see how the vegetation...
by Alexander
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Most of the UK and also here most land is cultivated anyway. But its for those large thinly populated areas that those large animals and wolfs could be reintroduced. There nature should be do its thing again. Well it has bassically to do with a change of attitude in the local population first. And t...
by Alexander
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

And some good old video of wolfs on the hund in Spain.

http://youtu.be/B9NP2dU2AJw

Alexander
by Alexander
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

And here some more in English. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... CMP=twt_gu Well if we do not allow the wolf some space in our part of the World then why should people tolerate lions in Africa or tigers in India. And those 2 big cats can be dangerous to people. Here in Europe its only live...
by Alexander
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Wolf back in the Netherlands!
Replies: 55
Views: 3760

Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Here the situation of the wolf in Western continental Europe. http://www.bild.de/news/inland/wolf/sch ... .bild.html naturaxilocae.blogspot.nl/2011/11/patas-de-corzo.html About 150 in Germany, 500 in Italy, 230 in France, 200 in Portugal and 2000 in Spain! In France there are also about 150 lynx. We...
by Alexander
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I want to grow Bromeliads
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: I want to grow Bromeliads

I have Tillandsia usneoides here from Wilmington, North Carolina. In that area it can get -8 C in winter for a short period. And maybe even colder.

Well its in an unheated polytunnel but when a real frost will occur I will move it to a warmer place.

Alexander
by Alexander
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: what would you say this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: what would you say this is?

Conifers wrote:
Alexander wrote:Gaultheria from Western Canada.

Alexander
Same thing :wink: Salal is the English (originally Chinook native american) name for Gaultheria shallon
I did not know that. Well G. shallon I new. But not that its an Indian name.

Alexander