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by cheshirepalms
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Frost - SUB ZERO 2013/14 discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 12297

Re: Frost - SUB ZERO 2013/14 discussion

Frost last night, low of -0.9c but only after midnight, was still 1.0c at midnight.
by cheshirepalms
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: February and Winter Statistics
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: February and Winter Statistics

I've has a 0.4c so far this month, its 1.7c currently so should be OK for the month but it will drop below 0c unless we get some cloud.
by cheshirepalms
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Yucca Identification. HELP!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Yucca Identification. HELP!!!

There is a large one in the Wallasey area, first picture is March 2013 looking a bit sorry for itself and then again looking much better in November 2013 after the warm summer. The others are in Seacombe near Birkenhead, so its definitely plausible as I get the feeling these aren't protected and you...
by cheshirepalms
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: pampered plants
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: pampered plants

My Canary Island Date palm for definite.
by cheshirepalms
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Small B&Q Cycad, to get or not to get?
Replies: 30
Views: 2575

Re: Small B&Q Cycad, to get or not to get?

I bought one last summer from the indoor section in BQ. Its done sod all so far, so hopefully a flush this summer, good value though!
by cheshirepalms
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What is killing my Washingtonias
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: What is killing my Washingtonias

Totally agree, lack of air flow in your greenhouse is also a huge problem. I separated about 5 each from 2 pots a couple of years ago and I had the same problem you had. They were a similar size to yours and about 4 died, the greenhouse was often shut as the cold lasted into early April. This winter...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: A haunting view of a closed exotic garden

Been there so many times, used to live only 10 miles away, happy memories, used to take my son when he was younger, he turns 13 next month!. It was before I was as interested in Tropicals and palms as I am now and probably didn't appreciate them as much. Shame that its not there now.
by cheshirepalms
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward
Replies: 6417
Views: 191723

Re: Your daily weather blog -June 2011 onward

Cloudy mild day with some drizzle in the morning. High of 12.6c, easily the mildest 24 hour period of the year with a low of 9.0c. currently still 11.5c. Although yesterday was warmer with a high of 13.7c.
by cheshirepalms
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?

I'll post a picture of the roots when I pot mine up in the spring, you can see them poking through the hole underneath. I would put that one in a larger pot.
by cheshirepalms
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Some pictures from last year...
Replies: 43
Views: 2987

Re: Some pictures from last year...

Looking great even in Winter, is your Canary Island date palm still wrapped?
by cheshirepalms
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?

I was moving pots around today and noticed my potted Canary Island Date Palm is forcing its way out of its pot by the roots pushing down. It was potted up into its present pot last spring after doing the same. I'm going to have to pot it up again or plant it in the ground, although option 2 has issu...
by cheshirepalms
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 14794

Re: Mid winter update.

Had to move my potted plants from the front as we have scaffolding on up on Monday and everything is in the way. Had a mooch about and was surprised that the daffs have buds on them in my north facing front border, some are flowering in the area but in favourable spots with sunshine, this border get...
by cheshirepalms
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: What's your favorite gardening chore
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Probably watering after a warm summers day, never get tired of looking around the garden in summer. icon_sunny
by cheshirepalms
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: Canary Island date palm, to move or not to move...?

Well based on everyone's opinions and advice I will leave it and hope it doesn't interfere with the fence. Its needed no real protection at all this winter and the constant rain will remain its major threat this year I think. At least the wind had aided the drying out of the crown and they not the t...
by cheshirepalms
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: wettest winter on record!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: wettest winter on record!!!!

I expected to be in a much bluer area, it seems like its not stopped raining, but I suppose I've had no surface water on my lawn and I did in summer 2012.