Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:03
I live in Hungary where we can have up to 3ft of snow in one go - this year altogether 6ft as it was a bad winter.As soon as one lot started to go another lot came down but I cant say I have any trouble with evergreens as long as I go out and shake at least half the snow off. The only plant that really suffers is Lavender as the stems arnt strong enought to take the weight of 3 or 4 ft of snow.
However we do have fantastic Springs the temp for the past 5 wks have quickly jumped from 0 up to 82 and usually the frosts have gone by the end of March so unless we have a freak cold snap when the fruit trees are in flower we get good crops of fruit. All my veg garden is planted that includes toms and cucumbers as if I leave it any later the ground will be to hard to plant anything due to it being so hot from June to August. So for all we have rotten Winters Spring and Autumn are usually lovely and warm so I can be out from the end of March till almost the end of November. I must also say there is a part of Russia near the Black Sea that never get any frosts or minus temps so not all of Russia is covered in snow.