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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Groundhog Day

All week has been cold with frost in varying amounts overnight but most days have been gloriously sunny. February 2nd - whether you consider it to be Groundhog Day or Candlemas - was a little cloudier at times but both hogs and candles would have cast a shadow. Looks like we're in for more cold weather.
We covered beans and brassicas at the allotment with fleece and I've also put a layer over the smaller brassicas and salad leaves in the greenhouse. Some of the garden pots are starting to crack - this is a bit odd as they didn't last year when it was much colder - and I've dragged the potted blueberry into the greenhouse before its roots became exposed to the frost.
This morning even the snowdrops are drooping with cold, it's impossible to keep the birds' water defrosted and snow is forecast for later today!


  1. wow, I certainly hope it doesn't get too cold, whats with this weather, crazy crazy, that blueberry plant would be very sad to lose.
    I envy the salad greens , we miss salads all winter, the lettuce in the shops is just not like home grown.Stay warm,

    1. Lots of snow today - first of the winter, not really heavy but just persistent and falling onto frozen ground so it settled. Maybe 5 or 6 inches deep by the end of the day.