Caught with my Pants Down
I thought I was adult and mature enough to realise that when the weather men say there are snow showers possible in April? April! I never quite believe them. This is obviously true for the rest of the country but I live about 12 miles north of Portsmouth we always seem to have our own weather climate. But just like everyone else I a woke this morning to find we had about 2/3" of snow.
My first thought was that my tree ferns had made it through the last two years with only the crown beeing stuffed with straw, and I nearly removed this yesterday.
I’m glad I didn’t. I decided not to un wrap my banana yesterday as well. Even though it’s a tale of two stories, yesterday I was in the garden with a T shirt on and no jacket, today the fleece is back out the cupboard. Wraped up and armed with a broom I have managed to disslodge the majority of the snow on the plants that need help.
I ve helped the Daffs, Tulips, Hellibores and basically anything else to stand up again. My Black Bamboo was laying horizontal.
Now that it’s early afternoon, every thing seems to be enjoying the sunshine. Tulips and Daffs are all showing off as planned. The Echiums are standing stiff and proud. The Tree Ferns are getting over the shock of having the snow bend there fronds.
These things are sent to test us and overcome. Wether it’s trial and error, or we are well planned for the attack, nature definately tests us.
I hope everyones snow melts quickly.
- 6 Apr, 2008
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