Saturday, 19 December 2009

First Snow of the year

Well actually, it isn't because we had loads in January. This post is a day late - the snow arrived overnight Thursday/Friday am.

I was somewhat amazed because on closer inspection, I found that the net I had over my onions and lettuce (primarily to keep critters off the bed) was keeping most of the snow off the plants beneath it.
Surprising because the holes in the net are quite wide - about 2.5cm/1" so I assumed the snow would have passed through them. Wonders will never cease.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Cold and Frosty

It's only been the last few days that I haven't woken up to find the ground wet with rain. Today I awoke to white white white: everything covered in frost even by mid morning despite the bright sunshine....and so COLD the rain water which collected in some new (un holed) containers outside has frozen over.

My onions and lettuce are holding up, as they should, but the pansies I bought and planted in with my new plum tree seem to be suffering and have drooped all over the place. I thought they were winter hardy. Ho hum.