Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:00
Good morning all
Temp in the back garden down to -2.2C last night but it's already above freezing in the back garden now. Think it's a lot lower out the front - there's snow on the grass and the roads are gleaming with black ice.
The difference between the back and the front in cold weather is quite remarkable - the back is protected from the cold air rolling down the hillside as the gardens are terraced up the hill. All our most tender plants are in the most sheltered corner behind a trellis fence and also protected by the stacked garden furniture and the pots are bubblewrapped. Fingers here are crossed.