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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:00 pm

All I can say is, if you are not one of the tiny % flooded, or living right on the coast, this has been an excellent winter for exotics, and may go some way to restoring the confidence lost in winter 2010/11.
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by kata » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:25 pm

:ahhh!: What whoppers..buds.

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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:45 pm

Wow Dave, Im speechless :shock: Wow.


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by stephenprudence » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:56 pm

Oh yes Dave, it's been a great Winter for most of us on here, I haven't heard of one major weather related incident which is great, and we're definitely all geared up for Spring to show itself! Hopefully with warmth and sunshine!

Great photo there, Can't believe your nana is throwing out flower buds in February, I can't even get a Musa basjoo to survive without it rotting away in the ground! :shock:
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:59 pm

I sometimes have to bite my tongue with the dramatic language you choose to use regarding the potential of cold but I appreciate your expert views regarding the weather. You got the storm warning spot on in my view.


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:02 pm

Brilliant photo Dave, agree been a mild winter, very happy.


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by flounder » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

Yep Dave, pretty impressive. You've got the girls swooning over the picture icon_thumleft
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:41 pm

flounder wrote:Yep Dave, pretty impressive. You've got the girls swooning over the picture icon_thumleft
and Kata thinks my buds are whoppers :lol:
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by cordyman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:18 pm

Any guesses when your whoppers due to explode for the ladies Dave? Looks fit to burst :ahhh!:


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:31 pm

cordyman wrote:Any guesses when your whoppers due to explode for the ladies Dave? Looks fit to burst :ahhh!:
doesn't work like that Cordy. The bud is made from bracts and a bract opens every few weeks when cool, to reveal the male flowers. The bananas were the female flowers and were out in July/Aug, since then only male flowers for the rest of it's life :wink:
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by kata » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:37 pm

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nd Kata thinks my buds are whoppers
No doubt about it Dave... :lol: :lol:
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Post by Kristen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:20 pm

Dave Brown wrote: doesn't work like that Cordy. The bud is made from bracts and a bract opens every few weeks when cool, to reveal the male flowers. The bananas were the female flowers and were out in July/Aug, since then only male flowers for the rest of it's life :wink:
Looks to me like those two plants need some Viagra :lol:
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Re: No end in sight.

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:36 am

I might be fed up with one storm after another but what other winter scenario has let me keep half my exotic plants outside rather than in icon_thumright


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by RozDevon » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:35 am

Wow! Can't believe you can grow bananas like that here!
Your garden must be so sheltered, how lovely to see it undamaged and flourishing! Beautiful!
Even my hardy shrubs are showing wind damage now, browning and shrivelled.
Not like your buds!!!! HAHAHAHA!


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Re: No end in sight.

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:55 am

There are small signs of the jet firing back up again, hopefully this is wrong, and it won't happen, but still some awkward rainfall events to come. I'm still not convinced as such that it will calm down like said, and this potential re-firing up of the jet does not surprise me.. however it's doubtful we will get the level of storms we have been getting recently.

The real thing to concentrate on and keep an eye for, I feel, is the rain amounts.
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