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No doubt one of the main topics us gardeners may talk about ...... THE WEATHER ! what has the weather got in store for us this weekend, where i'am in the Midlands its apparently going to be colder than it has been with some rain and it may even snow on Sunday ......................... and there is me thinking on Tuesday spring is HERE, still for those of us who have greenhouses its still a way to escape into our gardens ..lol
At least we have GW back tonight !!!
Guess better check you calender since spring always come around march 20-22.
Spring weather is another matter.
Good morning Brumbull At least if the weather's that bad I won't feel guilty being wined and dined by my children on Mothering Sunday rather than being out in the garden
Yes. The weather forecast does appear to be severe in the midlands from next Monday.
Normally frost at night doesn't matter too much, at least for plants in a greenhouse, as the greenhouse is able to warm up during the day. However, in this case the daytime temperture is forecast to be around zero, with no sunshine. So temperatures in a cold greenhouse will become dangerous.
The forecast could be wrong. The Met Office does have a dreadful record for accuracy. And we don't know how long this cold snap will last, if it happens.
Personally, I intend to assess the forecast on Saturday and, if it still looks bad, then I shall bring a few seedlings and choice plants into the house for a couple of days.
Good morning , It's a cold misty damp day here in Clogher but on the bright side there's no snow forecast
The forecast is very cold over the next few days but at the moment it very wet but mild. I am relieved I have not removed the fleece bag from my tender plant in the garden. In the GH I have put up a large cloche inside it and am hoping it will be enough to protct the seedlings. I have put some overwintered new plants out in a small plastic growhouse which has some holes in it so I may pop those back into the gh for a few days
I guess if it is really sub-zero I can put some fleece over seedlings and everything else just keep my fingers crossed
Very wet and grey here near Hampstead Heath - hard landscaping almost done but taking a break this weekend as its too cold to stay out long and even with 2 pairs of woolly socks my feet froze!
Thank goodness my plants from online store aren't coming 'til Thursday next week then - phew. No greenhouse to put them if they had arrived during the freeze: meant to be zero on Monday - ouch.
Thanks for letting us know about GW - I would have missed it!
Mild and very wet on Saturday but getting progressively colder on Sunday so -5C expected overnight and snow on Monday continuing cold. Brrr.
Verdun hope it stays mild ? but as you know the weather is has become so unpredictable
I know flower ......... there's me jumping in it the other day - TUESDAY and thinking spring is on its way and then i get told to check my calendar ......... but i was tipped off it was this person who has numerous names ? just trying to cause an argument etc, how strange ?
Flower you was not on your own, i spent all day in my garden on Tuesday and was convinced we had turned the corner from the dullness of winter, but NO mother nature will have her say and it seems we will be getting a little reminder over the next couple of days ? ................. hope not !
hi everyone here in torquay been very mild lovely day today tomorrow even better but on sunday rather cold and misty from the moors,but fortunatly we dont get snow very often and yes i take some of the comments with a pinch of salt some people can be downright rude.but on the whole this is a lovely site,thank you all.
This is definitely the most perilous time of year for gardens and gardeners!! It only needs one hard frost to undo all your hard work and this can happen well into April and even May. The later they are the more damaging. It's great to have springlike conditions at this time of year, and it is a great boost to our morale. It's always a bit of a gamble which gardenoholics can rarely resist. Me neither.
Yes i totally agree wonderboy ! easily fooled by mother nature then ZAPPPP !! the hard work throughout the winter months is trodden on