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21/01/2014 at 20:58

Too cold?  It's been about 4 deg here in Kent, so reasonably mild compared to recent years in this area.  We've had loads of rain, though, and the roads have been flooded from the fields.  I've heard that we're in for a cold spell, so need to be careful with our seeds.

21/01/2014 at 22:12

Not cold.   Last week we had temps up to 14C.   Usually in January we are down to -10C or -15C which is almost a 30 degree difference.

Today has been cooler at about 4 to 6C and we may get a frost tonight but not for long and not more than -1C.    It's about time winter came and got on with it.  I don't want to be frozen in April.

21/01/2014 at 22:21

For the last few years we've had snow in February,  lets hope we don't get any this year 

21/01/2014 at 22:29

First frosts this week since early November last year. Has winter appeared?

22/01/2014 at 10:18

My mother keeps reminding me that the big freeze in 1947 didn't start until late January but fortunately I don't see anything like that in the current weather forecast!

22/01/2014 at 15:46

That was the year I was born and my Mother tells me we were effectively housebound for months? Explains why I am such a shy retiring sort.  

25/01/2014 at 09:07

Not really cold for this time of year, but pouring down again and quite misty.

25/01/2014 at 18:14

I think I remember saying you cant predict the weather months in advance  on page 2 :P

25/01/2014 at 21:19

Quite windy but at least it was dry today here in coastal SW Wales. However the forecast is for exceptional amounts of rain, accompanied by strong winds tomorrow and Monday. Roll on Spring! (at least then there'll be a chance of longer daylight length and slightly higher temperatures).

26/01/2014 at 08:54

Pouring with rain right now here in South East Wales. I want to go out and finish the jet washing 

26/01/2014 at 09:27

Although it's wet and horrid this year I think it's been a mild winter which doesn't bode well for us gardners next year the slug and snail population will thrive.....

26/01/2014 at 11:41

No need for jet washing now Matt!!


Very windy and pouring down. My poor garden.

26/01/2014 at 16:12

Do you think we're going to get a freezing March like last year? My garden is so wet now, really worried about rotting roots and if we get prolonged minus temperatures that can only make the situation worse.

26/01/2014 at 22:52

Not really much point in getting out into the garden for a bit at least. Experience shows that we will catch up at some point. Remember last March was very, very, cold and we are not even into Feb. yet. I am relaxed.

27/01/2014 at 12:08

Lovely sunny day here, a slight breeze but quite a mild day really for the end of January.  Hope this lasts so the garden dries out a little, then I can get out there and do a few jobs. Have even put the olive tree out for an airing in the sunshine.

29/01/2014 at 11:18

I'm desperate about the floods in my garden. Every border is full to the lawn level, walking on  the lawn is like walking on a bowl of blancmange. (Not that I've ever done that you understand!) Also there's puddles of standing water on parts of the lawn, so that I can't even do anything out there. Although we are at the top of a hill, the hill is made up of London clay. Great for holding the moisture in the summer but disastrous after so much rain, with more to come. I know I'm not as unfortunate as those folks in Somerset, but I really don't want to lose all my lovely plants.

29/01/2014 at 13:37

We have the white stuff forecast for tomorrow here in Nottinghamshire.

Sorry to read your post Diggindoris, it must be awful (although I reckon walking on blancmange would be quote fun).  Hopefully it subsides before we do get any hard frosts or snow.

30/01/2014 at 10:18

We have snow this morning it isn't settling at the minute but the sky is full of it.

30/01/2014 at 19:19


Rained all day here again. Very very foggy tonight

30/01/2014 at 23:35

There are so many drought tolerant plants, if our winters are going to be this wet I hope the plant breeders work on some bog tolerant ones too!  When I see pictures of the floods in the news I don't just feel sympathy for the damage to peoples homes, awful though that is, but I also think there must be so many people who have spent years (and considerable amounts of money) getting their gardens looking lovely, and now they will have to start again. Of course the state of their gardens won't be their first priority but it must be heartbreaking. My plants are insured against theft and vandalism but not against water!  

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