I was caught out abit today, by the weather!! I know, the weather forecast has been predicting this cold snap for awhile, but who believes a weather forecaster nowadays anyway??
At 0800 when I went out armed with camera to check if the greenhouse was alright it was pretty chilly -3.7C I think. I love these mornings especially now my Rayburn is lit and we are all cosy inside!
I must apologise for the pics, not the best I've taken, but you can see how badly the frost has hit some of my plants
The Tree Fern doesn't look affected by the frost
but it has some scorched leaves.
then the beautiful colour of the leaves of my Rocket Tree
further down the garden by the pond the Gunnera and banana, all floppy now..
The little greenhouse still to be bubble wrapped
Whilst the big greenhouse all wrapped up and with 2 Frost Stat heaters in
the plants look good, No wonder when you see how warm it is in there!!!
Even after the hectic weekend and the drive back, plus it always seems to take longer to recover from the hour change nowadays, I decided the Brugs had to be saved, they can usually take one bad frost, but I'd hate to lose them because I could not be bothered to bubblewrap the small greenhouse.
So I chopped back bananas, gunneras, chopped back the Brugs, bubblewrapped the small greenhouse and moved all my small brugs into it.
Now my patio looks like this
Down by the pond looks like this
Inside the little greenhouse looks like this.....
Off for a cuppa now!!
3 days ago