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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:21 pm

Hazy days caused by the dust are common but full blown dust or sand storms with damaging winds on this level are a 'once in a hundred years' occurrence.
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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:25 pm

Hazy days caused by the dust are common but full blown dust or sand storms with damaging winds on this level are a 'once in a hundred years' occurrence.
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This forecast loop issued the day before shows the extent of the sandstorm. You can follow the progress by tapping the map if you are on android.

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:44 pm

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The dust storm left the Canaries a few days ago but look where it's going according to today's forecast. Touch the map if you dare!

It's got caught up in the jet stream. However, this is upper level forecast and the surface loop is clear but you might get red rain or spotty cars! All is not lost as the dust contains nutrients for your exotic plants icon_thumright

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Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:57 am

:shock: Phew looks like it just misses North Wales. :lol: As for 100 year events we are having them every few years here! Must be GW. icon_salut :roll:
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:15 pm

Some flowering items from last month. January and February are the months where blooming tends to begin here.
Aloe vera/barbadensis, Sedum Nussbaumeaum in the succulent display and Euphorbia millii
Aloe vera/barbadensis, Sedum Nussbaumeaum in the succulent display and Euphorbia millii

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:25 pm

Mesembryanthemum
Mesembryanthemum
Ruellia - Mexican petunia
Ruellia - Mexican petunia
Strelitxia reginae
Strelitxia reginae

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:36 pm

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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi? Perhaps an ID confirmation for this one.

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:43 pm

ID for this tall cactus, too! Was given one a few years ago but lost in site crash.
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Sorry about the quality of the pic. Taken after sunset.

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 pm

Calima dust is back but not the sandblasting of last week, only occasional gusty winds but very dry hot air :oops: Plants should be safe this time.

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu May 14, 2020 2:29 pm

Alas, no more twittering now :(

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu May 14, 2020 10:13 pm

Well, Kris, have already got used to it. Day after my last Twitter we came back to the UK for ten days.......or so we thought! Sixty-six days so far :shock: Return flight cancelled of course and looking at the schedules there are no Canary fliers till the start of July. No.doubt the birds will be kept in their cages for longer

Feeling the right twit as I didn't leave keys to home and car thinking we'd be returning quickly. Left the balcony plants sitting in enough water to keep them sweet for a couple of weeks.There has only been rain on two days so I expect to have lost all the non-desert plants. The front garden gets automatic irrigation.

it was unlikely to have made a difference as no-one has been allowed to travel. Some relaxing of lockdown took place there last Monday so friends can now travel and visit. A spare key has just been sent 'Canary Express' so maybe some rescue mission can be made, photographed, and placed on a Twitter post to salvage a final happy ending before shutdown (Lockout!)

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu May 14, 2020 10:24 pm

PS. I said in the previous Twitter that the plants should be safe (from sand blasting). Famous last words.......

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