Are we safe yet?.

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karl66
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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by karl66 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:19 am

Anyone uncovered there musa basjoo yet?, just debating whether to set them free :) as it's looking very mild temp wise here for at least the next few wk's. karl.


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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by Leigh » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:54 pm

Not that it's any use to you, but mine never get covered. and with Pstems 10 to 12ft I wouldn't even if I could manage too.

Though they do end up looking like this with all these winds, and even new rollers get snapped annoyingly (Pics taken today)
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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:12 pm

karl66 wrote:Anyone uncovered there musa basjoo yet?, just debating whether to set them free :) as it's looking very mild temp wise here for at least the next few wk's. karl.

None of mine are outside but if they were they would get unwrapped a bit in Mid march if the weather was mild then fully unwrapped in April.


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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by karl66 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:46 pm

That's normally when I uncover kris, its just the mild temp's might give them a good airing :lol: .


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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by jungle jas » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:34 am

Mine have not been covered all winter but then I have a quick method of insulating mine. Plastic drainage pipe insulated with Airtec. Takes seconds to slide over the top. You do have to cut the leaves off to slide the pipe over the top though. icon_thumright
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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by karl66 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:44 pm

I also use large underground pipe but wrap the outside in fleece.


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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by jungle jas » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:19 pm

Great minds think alike. :lol: icon_thumright
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Re: Are we safe yet?.

Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:52 am

One of my new ones have been left outside all winter ands been fine unprotected.
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