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The ravages of winter!


These were planted 2 days before we had a slight scattering of snow and the temperatures dropped to -5 day and night!

But worse was to come 2 more days after that 18 inches of snow fell over night

and for 3 more days we had snow contiuously falling day and night by the end of the week we had nearly 3 feet of snow! We couldn’t dig the car out and school was closed all week. Walking in the snow so deep became very difficult with 2 little ones so we played in the garden in the snow! The temperature dropped to -16 2 nights in a row and one lunch time the temperature was still -9
needless to say this has had a profound affect on my garden. My privet hedge has gone brown and looks dead. hopefully it will spring into life in the spring if you pardon the pun! My little golden compressus (see picture) has gone brown except for the very bottom leaves i’m not sure that this will come back in the spring.

And my ivy in my hanging baskets looks dead too. When it was soo cold my hanging baskets were frozen right through. My pansies have survived amazingly enough!

My strawberries have survived but my raspberry canes have lost every single leaf and currently look dead! All will be revealed in the spring we will have to see what has suvived.

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My garden is looking pretty miserable too - cann't wait for the warmer weather. A little bit of happiness the dozens of pansies I planted last autumn are in full flower.

4 Feb, 2011


Sorry to hear of your plants. I hope they'll recover in the spring. It's been a very harsh winter hasn't it - the worst I ever remember .

5 Feb, 2011


Thanx Hywel it's the worst winter i can remember. I have never experianced temperatures of -16 or -9 before not in the day! It's amazing kfunsters that our pansies survived! Hardy little things aren't they? We have foul weather at the moment pouring rain and gusty winds. Guess most people have this weather at the moment! Was planning to dig the garden tommorow that will have to be postponed!

5 Feb, 2011


Your golden compressus is likely to be dead - they are very susceptable to frost.

5 Feb, 2011


Oh dear i will have to replace them with something that is not so susceptable to frost. I want something evergreen that is slow growing any suggestions anyone? thanx

6 Feb, 2011

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