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Chilling in the garden


By sarahm


On my patio is a glazed pot with no holes
Summer is great but its no good in the cold
With all the rain the water’s inches deep
Poor plant is drowning and going to sleep

Now its been our first really cold night
Time to rescue the plant from its plight
My first job is to break the surface ice (!)
Then over to a dry pot…mmm thats nice

The ice block might melt in the the winter sun
But its cold today so hours later its still one
To update GoY I take some garden snaps
Garden colours and flowers are fading fast

A Penstemon is still giving pleasure
Xmas box has red berries to treasure
Adding a festive feel are new red pots
Red Roses are pretty and loving clay soil lots

All warm and wrapped up for outdoors
I decide to get on with some other chores
Extra fleece to keep the frost beat
More logs cut for chiminea heat

The winter greenhouse is leaking rain
Decide I won’t buy this one again
Last task is to make it weatherproof
With DIY we improvise a new roof

After an icy night I hope my plant pulls through
Tired out from working the garden I take a pew
Its St Andrews day so toasting with our national drink
With the ice on hand it could be a large one I think….

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This cold seems to have come quickly this year......the fields are now covered in ice.......hope your plants survive

1 Dec, 2012


we even have a light dusting of snow this am. very cold too.

like the poetry :o)

1 Dec, 2012


The ice arrived here as well Sarah, luckily the roads got chance to dry out during the day so not too bad thank goodness, the dahlias have now turned black and there are very few flowers to be seen.
Your red pots look very festive and I like the poem........

1 Dec, 2012


Nice poem :o) I hope it won't get any colder.

13 Dec, 2012

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