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bodger

Dutchmans Pipe.

Karen and I bought this climber some years ago from a specialist plant centre at Crug Farm near Caernarfon. I think that it most unusual and as its curently in flower, I thought that you might like to see it.









tlewis

Any idea what its latin name is?  How frost hardy is it?  It gets pretty cold here.
sod

Thanks that is great looking
Rare one

Aristolochia
bodger

tlewis wrote:
Any idea what its latin name is?  How frost hardy is it?  It gets pretty cold here.


Its survived the extremely low temperatures of last years freezing winter and that was a pretty stern test.
sod

Must see if it is growen here as we like the look of it.
tlewis

Rare one wrote:
Aristolochia


Thanks.  I googled it and there a whole bunch of them!  I'm going to get some seed and give it a go next Spring.
tlewis

bodger wrote:
tlewis wrote:
Any idea what its latin name is?  How frost hardy is it?  It gets pretty cold here.


Its survived the extremely low temperatures of last years freezing winter and that was a pretty stern test.


It grows wild in some of the Eastern States so it should be hardy here particularly as our winters seem to be getting milder.  The weather people say that this area is on average one degree warmer summer and winter.
We often get down to minus ten F. I think that's around minus twenty three C.
in the winter months.
bodger

Tony, last year here in the UK, the winter was exceptional with the temperatures dropping to the minus twenties ( centigrade) all over the country and stopping there for weeks.
tlewis

bodger wrote:
Tony, last year here in the UK, the winter was exceptional with the temperatures dropping to the minus twenties ( centigrade) all over the country and stopping there for weeks.


I can imagine that sort of temp would be devastating in England where such temps would be unusual.  I'll bet plumbers stayed busy!

I was working on a farm at Moreton Bagot, Warwickshire,in the winter of 1963 when everything froze.  An asbestos water main froze in the middle of a 40 acre field and the water board were too busy to fix it.  We did it ourselves. Big hole in the middle of a field with some water still flowing.
100 Jersey cows were depending on us!!  I have never been so cold as that.  Not even in a severe freeze and whiteout in Wyoming. Brrr!

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