Posted: 22/09/2015 at 09:38
Jan 6th, 2009 we had -32C and it stayed around -25C for days and then -20C for weeks with no protective snow. Lost loads of shrubs, especially evergreens like viburnum and mahonia and choisya and roses and clems and a tree or two.
2009-10 we had -20+ for several weeks and that finished off the ones weakened the year before. The last 2 or 3 have been much milder but wetter and windier so we get damage to fences and trellises and different plants.
Winter will be what it will be but I just wish it wasn't so long and grey and dark.