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winter clear up

milky

By milky

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Well here in Essex we didnt see any of the snow, but what a frost. At last it has started bringing down the leaves on our Oak tree, which I have spent the day braking up and storing in large Recycle bags[free from the local council] ready for use next year. They just get stacked in the farthest corner of the garden out of sight. Moved all my tenders[bourganvillia, callistamon, Oleander and fushias, into the greenhouse, My orange and lemon trees, well I suppose they are only shrubs really, have now got pride of place in our porch, and my baby, My frangipani, that I grew from seed and is now 2 years old has been moved into a light corner in the living room away from any false heat of radiators . Now I feel I can have a rest……..Well until tonights leaf falling anyway

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i need to bag up the leaves here, did do a bit of a tidy up this morning in the garden , but then it started snowing which turned into rain so i came back indoors for a cupa and some warmth

29 Oct, 2008

 

Funny your writing about frost when you both look warm as toast in your avatar photo :o)

29 Oct, 2008

 

It was very surprising to see snow so early in the year in thee south of England yesterday. The weather always takes us by surprise,

30 Oct, 2008

 

We had a heavy frost here too but this morning it's back to normal. It was very early for that.
In my old garden I used to collect leaves. It was surrounded by trees, but here I don't have many.

30 Oct, 2008

 

This was Milky's reply to me.
I'll put it here because it's very good ~

~ Ah well that pic was actually taken on Kefalonia earlier this year. Dont think I have even taken my fleece off over here this year ! ~

30 Oct, 2008

 

Well Milky, sounds like you are just about ready for the deep freeze, hibernation or whatever you call it. What a generous idea, the council giving people free bags for leaves. Great to leave them in there till you need to use them next year. You mean do you use them for mulch in the summer?
Oh dear, it sounds like an early winter, frost already in October? I don't envy you, as it will make energy prices soar.
This is not really gardening I guess, but I noticed how in Holland hardly anyone had a clothes hoist. All clothes were just put into the drier. What a lot of energy consumption that would be. The drier is my very last resort, if I need something really in a hurry. I just love to see washing hanging in the garden, waving in the sun and wind. And when you take it in, it all smells lovely like sunkist.

30 Oct, 2008

 

Where i live we have had no frost or snow, but 5mins drive away they got frost, but it as been & still is very cold but the sun is shining, i dont collect leaves only get eye full in my garden.

30 Oct, 2008

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