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Snow - anything to do?

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783

Hi all,

Enjoying the slight white frosting we’ve had so far in Kent :)

But is there anything I should be doing?

Brush snow off the heathers and pansies or leave it?

Melt the bird bath?

Lift the remaining dahlias?

Thanks all,




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    keep some water for the birds

    Get the camera out and take some snow pics

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    Not much yet, is it still snowing there. Doing well here, first snow I've seen for a couple of years

    Haven't got the camera out there yet but I did charge the batteries

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,294

    We haven't had snow round here for years - then I woke up to this today :)



    No cars on the road and mine is staying put too

    The only thing I'd consider doing outside today is shaking any heavy snow off shrubs that may damage branches or cause them to bend and never return to their original shape.
    Other than that, sit in the warm and enjoy

    Last edited: 10 December 2017 11:07:08

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  • It's interrupted a whole weekend of gardening I planned with holes still in the ground and things sitting waiting to be hoping the snow will provide some insulation until I can get to it. Worked as fast as I could yesterday but the light failed... and as always there was more to do than I'd thought. I had to take a rose out of a tub and put it in the ground, which entailed a huge deep hole and moving a half barrel of bricks and earth. So much more to get done to have the garden looking nice for Christmas...

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,065

    Snow?.........................what snow?????

    We've had nothing here  (E.Lincs) except a few wet flakes this morning ; this readily turned to a fine rain all day .

    Maybe a slippy start tomorrow though ; let's hope not !

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,427

    dahlias in deffinitely, you dont need to brush snow offf plants.yup,water for the birds where are you Pete8?  We have had a fair bit of rain and wind today, it has now gone down to 1d, have a friend 10 miles from Braintree (Essex) snow has laid, and accordiny to my daughter its snowing in Oxted surrey.

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Lots of snow here in Windsor, it's been snowing all day, started at 7am after the heavy rain. I can't recall proper snow like this for 5-6 years & again the forecast was wrong. I knocked the snow off some evergreen shrubs and parts of the hedge, got absolutely soaked. 

    Last edited: 10 December 2017 17:35:44

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,065

    Seems like we've avoided all that , it's even stopped raining now (E.Lincs).

    7.30am start tomorrow , let's hope not too slippery . Currently about +3 Centigrade .

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,294

    I'm in Billericay Essex it's snowed all day until about 5pm and is about 6" deep
    More forecast for tomorrow - the joys of being retired :)

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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