Posted: 05/08/2016 at 20:30
-32C on the 6th of Jan 2009. Our water and leccy were OK so no bovver but there was no snow to insulate plants. We carried on with -25C for a few days and then it warmed up to -15C for a couple of weeks.
I lost loads. Every single evergreen viburnum, the eleagnus, choisya ternata, mahonia, several roses, loads of clems, all but one stem of Kiftsgate which took years to recover, one of the damsons, my rosa rugosa hedge and so on and so forth.