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winter snow


hello all,my garden has been under a foot of snow now for 2wks and im realy worried its all dead as some things were still flowering,as i didnt cut them back in time do you think it has killed them,chris

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I would think that they will be just fine unless they are particularly tender. The snow will be protecting them from the wind and temperature fluctuations and the dead stems and leaves will also help blanket them. Wait until spring and see what may just be pleasantly surprised.

6 Dec, 2010


I agree absolutely, don't worry.

6 Dec, 2010


The snow is a godsend in the freezing cold weather that we are having. A couple of days ago I had to try and find and lift a couple of swedes from under the snow. The soil was loose and not frozen in any way at all.

6 Dec, 2010


I have that worry too ladybug especially as I had planted up a new border.Fingers crossed eh! The amount we have I can't see it moving this year.:(

6 Dec, 2010


im thinking it will still be here at christmas,to tell you the truth dont you think this is what winter should be like,not those its just damp and doesnt look like winter at all.

6 Dec, 2010


Given our latest weather forcast some people might be out with the sandbags this weekend!!! A quick rise in temperature and the possibility of heavy rain is just what is needed for flooding.

6 Dec, 2010


My plants will be in a worse state than yours, Ladybug. We haven't had more than a sprinkling of snow here, but heavy frosts instead. Your plants will have been insulated - mine won't. :-(((

6 Dec, 2010

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