I put my crown imperial in pots earlier in the year as I was too late last year to plant them out. They are now dead as the frost has got them. I wish I had kept them indoors.
16 Apr 2012 18:26
Up here in the North Pennines I have for the last two nights covered all my newly planted stuff, mostly with light packaging material, some with weed barrier, anything to give a bit of shelter! It does seem to have worked in temperatures up to -4C.
17 Apr 2012 09:45
Hello, just to say, there isn't a hosepipe ban in the Midlands!
17 Apr 2012 10:55
Hi MacMatt. Anglian Water serve my part of the East Midlands in Cambridgeshire, and they have imposed a hosepipe ban. Much of the MIdlands is now under drought order, and everyone is being encouraged to use water wisely to avoid a hosepipe ban being enforced.
20 Apr 2012 08:50
Sadly, I also lost an acer which was already suffering from wind burn and the frost finally killed it off. Have planted another so I'm hoping it will survive this unsettling weather, although we do need the rain, we can do without the frost.