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Cruel April Frost

Come on my pretties said the early April sun, so up they came and on came the buds, leaves and blossom. Light frost on Tuesday morning – yes we can cope said most of the plants, a few with a … Continue reading

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frost world

Today at 10:43AM the temperature is -2C but rising. The sun is beginning to clear corners of fields, green re-emerging from the glaze of white, drips patter down lightly as the frost melts. The Snow Queen is banished where the … Continue reading

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Mild or bitter?

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No prizes to be won

I wouldn’t do very well in the Cottage Garden Society most plants flowering on Christmas Day competition. My garden appears to be in lockdown and maybe we are colder here than other parts of the West Country as we’re on … Continue reading

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Frost. What frost?

Yesterday another hard frost laid a glamorous mantle over the mouldering leaves and shaggy lawn. As I shut up the shed in the near dark the frost had crept back silver in the half light giving a slight crunch underfoot. Today a … Continue reading

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I feel pretty…

I feel pretty and witty and bright! Boy, does frost change everything. Even weeds look spiffing. That was yesterday, today is windy with fitful rain, all is green again.   More tender plants have been battered into final submission, the newer … Continue reading

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Written in March (really)

Small clouds are sailing, Blue sky prevailing; The rain is over and gone! From Written in March, William Wordsworth, 1802 Sadly the rain hasn’t gone, but here we are, it’s March! Yesterday dawned frosty, sparkly and sunny. Today grey and … Continue reading

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That’s it! Show’s over

Along came the frost and wiped the tenders out. To be fair the dahlias have not been looking their best in the past few weeks anyway. There was a hard frost on Tuesday followed by less severe frosts over the … Continue reading

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