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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:44 pm

Mine was never completely sealed, but just had the fleece weighted down with rocks tied into the corners. Reached -7.2C outside, but no idea what the temp reached under the parasol.
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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by The Codfather » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:38 pm

whats under the builders bag
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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by eddie » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:39 pm

I'm sure the temperature under your parasol was higher than -7.2C, with warmer air trapped underneath the parasol. That keeps the strong frosts away

A little bit a scary pic :shock:

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:11 pm

The Codfather wrote:whats under the builders bag
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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:20 pm

eddie wrote:I
A little bit a scary pic :shock:

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by tropicalwon » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:02 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
eddie wrote:I
A little bit a scary pic :shock:

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by Troppoz » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:18 pm

I half expect to see smurfs spring out from under it singing and dancing icon_bigsmurf

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by tropicalwon » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:23 pm

Troppoz wrote:I half expect to see smurfs spring out from under it singing and dancing icon_bigsmurf
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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by MikeC » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:13 pm

Photo taken a few days ago before the cold snap.
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At the moment it's just got a dust sheet over it to keep some of the frost off.
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Hopefully it's enough, don't think temperature has dropped below -3 or so.

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:07 pm

Doing well, Mike icon_thumleft

Mine's about the same size as yours and has had a couple of -2c's but no protection necessary yet.

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by JBALLY » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:04 pm

Looking very good , heres hoping for a mild winter for all of us.

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by MikeC » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:27 pm

Well the house that has the filibusta in is now my wife's house and I've got a new one with all my plants in pots.

This means last night and tonight it's totally unprotected to the sub zero temps.

Be interesting to see how it performs over the winter.

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by MikeC » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:04 am

Here's the result of the last freeze, unprotected in temperatures down to about -6.
Frost damage - no protection
Frost damage - no protection
I'm sure it will recover from this freeze, as I no longer live there I can't protect it from any more cold spells and my wife is not the gardening type to do it.

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by TroyDonovan » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:43 am

Hmm Washingtonia robusta defoliate at around -8 C in southern Tasmania . Some friends of mine have one with 3m of ct and it browns off every so often below those temperatures .

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Re: washingtonia filibusta

Post by MikeC » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Got another picture of it today, been unprotected.
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I've covered it in three large dust sheets this afternoon due to the possible very cold temperatures it will see in the coming days.

It's looking a bit tatty now, but I've seen Washies recover from worse.

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