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Post Re: Cold weather in the UK
I remember Oxford in '63. For three months, snow piled up high on the pavements. It was black in the end.

In my own garden this winter I've already lost a couple of plants with the cold and I'd escaped unscathed since Dec 2010. :(


Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:09 pm
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Kev Spence wrote:
Andy I cannot work out whether you are a harbinger of doom or a truth teller
I am not old enough to remember 1987 was it cold.....lol


1987 Kev?

Be afraid, be very afraid!

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:20 pm
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Chad wrote:
Kev Spence wrote:
Andy I cannot work out whether you are a harbinger of doom or a truth teller
I am not old enough to remember 1987 was it cold.....lol


1987 Kev?

Be afraid, be very afraid!

Chad.



That was the year Tresco got hit......just watched half of that video not watching any more :shock:


Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:25 pm
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Fingers in ears, singing la la la la la....


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Kev Spence wrote:
Nice one Ben its interesting to hear of temps around the world, at one given time, 30c is fine but you do need rain to damp it down a touch how are your reservoirs looking?



30C is great weather when on holiday, or otherwise sitting in the shade near a pool with a handy fully stocked beer fridge and barbecue nearby, but I prefer cooler temperatures when working in it. Still, here is my favourite spot this time of year, gets a visit form me up to 3 times daily! Little waterfall falls at just above head height, and when I'm under it I'm standing in waist-deep water. Very pleasant.


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Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:36 am
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Bennz wrote:
Todays predicted high is 30C, overnight 17C tonight. 27C now at midday. We need some rain!


Here are our temps so far this December from my Weather station
6-weeks and no rain.


01 = 22.7 / 16.0
02 = 30.6 / 12.6
03 = 28.4 / 16.1
04 = 25.8 / 15.5
05 = 32.6 / 13.6
06 = 21.2 / 13.8
07 = 20.6 / 16.4
08 = 31.8 / 16.1
09 = 33.3 / 16.9
10 = 31.3 / 17.2
11 = 27.3 / 12.9

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Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:16 am
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Post Re: Cold weather in the UK
We could do with more rain but things are better than they were two months ago.
Next few days:
Monday 18-26c sunny
Tues 19-27c partly cloudy
Wed 19-29c mostly sunny
Thurs 21-34c becoming cloudy
Fri 21-27c shower or two


Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:08 am
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Nice temps guys I cannot help with rain but if you fancy snow feel free to dig in our temp yesterday was 5c / -0.9c

Just woke up to this


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Oleander and Cordyline Kaspar not looking best pleased





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Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:26 am
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Kev Spence wrote:
Nice temps guys I cannot help with rain but if you fancy snow feel free to dig in our temp yesterday was 5c / -0.9c

Just woke up to this


Oleander and Cordyline Kaspar not looking best pleased




Hi Kev - WOW do you normally get snow in early December ?

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Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 am
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Yes Rod always a possibilty its not cold but getting deeper by the minute plus -5c forecast tonight which might cause problems
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Those plants aren’t very happy :cry:


Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:12 am
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We've missed out on the snow here, which is good as I am totally unprepared for it. But I do feel cheated out of a spot of sledging up on the moor!

Instead it is crazy windy. 70mph recorded not too far away.

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Olso here again 2 hours of snow at temperatures of 0.5ºC, fortunately melt away quickly :wink:

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Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:20 pm
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All the shrubs are flattened here under the weight of the snow. That includes two Euonymus and a Viburnum none of which I'm particularly keen on but I've shaped them like a mushroom so that they provide good and quite dry winter shelter for various potted bulbs and tubers. Vestia foetida is flat which is an annoyance as it was budding up nicely for next year.
At the moment the bath and the shower are full of plants (Furcraea, Manfreda elongata, Tradescantia purpurea etc) that I'm trying to dry out a little because they need to go in the garage now because of this on the Beeb................


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I used to joke about the beeb weather but for the last few months it has been pretty much on the money, even on timing. About the only thing that it got wrong was the "heatwave" that we were supposed to get a few weeks ago.
What sites do you guys swear by?


Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:22 pm
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The snow is unusually wet and heavy, probably because the temperature is above 0ºC. About 2cm of snow has collapsed the whole Iris confusa patch, stakes, wire and all, and all of the Palms and Bamboos are nearly prostrate.

The forecast has been changed dramatically twice in the past 16 hours, first to tell us that it would snow (about the same time as it started) and then to revise tomorrow's forecast from 4ºC and sunny during the day, -1ºC tomorrow night, to 2ºC during the day and -4ºC, briefly, tomorrow night. That would be the lowest temperature here since 2010/11. I'll have to spend a lot of tomorrow bringing plants in - which I would have done yesterday if the snow had been forecast.

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