Look what happens when the stupid 'Frost Stat' Fan heaters don't come on and it was -6C last night!
I went down to let the chickens out at 7am and decided to go and peek in the greenhouses! Imagine my horror when I saw the thermometers where reading -2C! I checked the heaters yesterday and they both worked as you moved the dial up so I thought all would be fine they have worked for the rest of the winter but why not last night, the coldest night of the year so far!!.
I am speechless as alot of the plants I grow are not cheap! All the heaters are brand new last autumn!
So now some comparisons of the damage done
This was the view in the big greenhouse Monday
You can see the Maurellis, red trunk wrapped with bubblewrap was doing OK at the top centre of the pic you can see one of my big elephant ears, and a close up last Monday
the Musa Red Tiger
I'm really not sure what to say!!
Although 'frost' can cause death to some plants it is usually followed by that wonderful blue sky and brilliant sun. So a few happier pics from around the garden!
Frozen pond, first time this year!
Frost on some tulip leaves
Tango always manages to find somewhere warm
and a pic of my Euphorbia for Cheryl
2 weeks ago