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Garden Job recommendations during snowy weather?

Hello, any recommendations/tips for outside gardening jobs during this period of cold, snowy weather?  eg anything you'd recommend doing to protect plants, etc?



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,577
    IMHO , you'll do more harm than good messing about in the snow when you can't see what's underneath. 
    If stuff is out there and unprotected, it's probably too late now
  • Good point, I was wondering about that. thanks.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,577
    Sit indoors where it's warm, and browse seed catalogues and plant websites.
  • Anything already covered in snow is somewhat protected from hard frosts as the snow acts as an insulator so best not to disturb it (unless the weight of snow is in danger of breaking branches etc.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,200
    edited February 2021
    The only outside jobs I'd recommend doing are shaking off any snow which looks as though it may damage fragile branches and ensuring outside taps are isolated and left open with hose fixings removed and stored inside.

    If you're desperate for things to do you can clean up old seed labels for reuse and sort through old seed packets.

    Personally, I enjoy having an excuse not to have to go out and do jobs when it's this cold!
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • This weekend I'll be making a compost/potting tray (in the garage!)  from the spare ply I found when I tidied the shed last weekend. Also done recently was adding a bench and extending the gravel path to it.  You can see a pattern of no gardening emerging! That said, I keep looking at my bulbs which are peeping through even in minus 7c.
  • TeTe Posts: 193
    Don’t walk on your lawns if covered in snow
    "There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true"
  • Thanks all, for some reason I have missed a whole bunch of replies in my inbox!  I appreciate all the tips.

    Speaking of cold, we had huge hailstones this past week!  I hope you're all having much more pleasant weather!

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