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I am in Bury St Edmunds in the East and its bitter and frozen, my poor garden ! I had lupins, hosta, delpinium, peone in a ploy tunnel, took all my lupins and peone out tuesday last week and put them all back under on Friday. Every windowsill in my house has seedlings on them waiting for better weather. I also brought my hydrangia's in and have them on the windowsills where there is space !! My daphs were all just about to bloom and ar now flat on the ground. Even the snowdrops have been frozen and squished as have my crocus. My hollyhocks and foxgloves are really starting to struggle I am not sure how much more frozen weather I can take !!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fens, brilliant sunshine
Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria: Beautiful blue sky and sunshine, not sure what the temperature is but it's definately warmer than yesterday, probably becasue the wind has dropped. BBC weather tells me we are due to reach 5 degs today and I think they will be right - hurrah!!
nice sunny morning and warm behind glass quite perishing outside. ice in my greenhouse but the air temp is a comfortable 20 degrees so shouldn't last long.
I'm thinking about moving some breeze blocks into there, so the sunlight will warm the blocks and later the blocks will release the heat back into the greenhouse. I've been reading about people insulating with bubble wrap which might be an excellent idea to retain the heat from the sun. An interesting idea is the can furnace essentially warming air passing through the air and passing it to where it is needed. might try something like that too.
blackest, what is a can furnace?
Should be a tad warmer in the mids tomorrow , hopefully
We have a knee deep drift of snow by the front door and 6 to 10 inches in general depending on shelter from the wind. It's been snowing since before I got up and doesn't look like stopping. -14C expected tonight after yet another revision of the forecast. Something comforting and spicy for dinner to cheer us up.
Same here bunny, the seasons are cock-a-hoop -
Last March sizzlin
June has become a wet month
August is pot luck
What more ?!
Snow this morning, now it's sunshine so it's melted all of the stuff that came down this morning. BUT there's still the odd flake coming down, got one every so often when picked the boy up from school.
Don't know if anyone else listens to radio 2 in the morning (yes, I know it's not the same since Wogan went), but they were going on about a White Easter. Apparently a lot more common than a White Christmas, maybe because it's not a set date so moves about a bit, last year was April, this year March. I hope not, it's a couple of weeks away yet, I'd like the weather to warm up NOW!
What's everyone else think? A White Easter, or a Wet Easter?
If a wet easter meant it being warmer then i'd go for a wet easter simply because i could put some plants into me greenhouse
Lovely sunshine today, still a bitterly cold wind though.
It was fairly warm in Kings Lynn earlier, getting chilly now though. I would definitely prefer a wet easter to a white one; can someone please arrange it?
after 40 years of gardening I finally treated myself to a greenhouse/alpine house last autumn. It's great to be able to do stuff indoors. The alpine section is looking great and I can enjoy a drink (tea usually) while I potter. Weather less of an issue from now on...why on earth did I not do this before?