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What has this cold weather done for you?

bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,309
For British Isle readers only. The weather is warmng up today and we may be able get out and assess.  So I have started a thread that could last until spring growth is confirmed, or not. 

Otherwise we may notice frost damage slowly as we return to our gardens. 
"Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."


  • The snow has finished off my summer flowers, but the cherry tree was budding before it'd lost its leaves! 
    As we've got rain for the foreseeable, and just putting bird feed out turned my hands to ice, my 'assessment' today was, "can't wait to chop them all in Spring." 😁
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,670
    I don't think I'll be able to completely assess the (permanent) damage until well into spring when everything that's going to grow will have started to show signs of life. Things dying back sooner rather than later as they would in a milder winter isn't really damage to me, just seasonal variation.
  • The winter has just started, so i don't think you can assess anything for a few months.
    Sunny Dundee
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850
    I don't think the New Year's Day flower count will take very long this year
  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 2,166
    I do hope that those of us outside of the British Isles won't be excluded from that as well!  B)
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,024
    It's not just the winter, but the summer that preceded it.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,391
    Why British Isles only? What about those of us in France who have had similar weather?
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850
    punkdoc said:
    It's not just the winter, but the summer that preceded it.
    True, this cold won't have damaged the sort of plants I grow, the flowers have gone but that's expected. I do expect some losses from the drought and heat. Waiting to see which of the apparent corpses were only comatose
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,028
    I'm hoping it's killed off some of the alien bugs that have been surviving the recent mild winters.👾👽 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,552
    I have cornus alba sibirica plants which suffered thru the heatwaves and drought this summer.   The recent, extended cold snap has turned some of those stems black so I'm assuming they were already stressed.  Never had black stems in my Belgian garden which was far colder for far longer.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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