Tuesday, 20 March 2007

OFF WITH THE GARDENING GLOVES AND ON WITH THE SNOW BOOTS

I hadn't really expected the snow we had yesterday to settle but when I got up this morning It seems that it's not only Britain that's having these fluctuations in temperature though. Mauigirl52 from New Jersey, U.S. in my comment box said "Last Wednesday, 80 degrees F. (23 degrees or so C.); Friday, snow, ice and sleet. And it's been a frozen wasteland ever since!" I think she may have to do a post on FROSTBITE in her Medicana blog!!
I am really glad I put the edge of a cloche over the frogspawn on Sunday; can't have the babies catching cold!
I've started the Mushroom growing kit off; the compost has to be kept covered in a warm place for 9 days before the spawn is added. I've turfed everything out of the airing cupboard at the moment as it's the darkest, warmest place in the house. I must remember to keep it moist.
I've never grown pleione before; the flower bud just emerges from the soil!!! Beautiful flower and more on the way!
A reminder of all the spring flowers that are now flattened under a blanket of snow

10 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

Your fingers have a magic touch. Beautiful Spring flowers!

talj said...

wow! Look at your snow!! We had a few flurries yesterday but nothing that settled!! Glad to see you have started the mushrooms off...we can take some photos of them next visit ;o)Love the spring flower collection! Hopefully you will be able to get out fora few more shots when that horrible snow clears!! Good to see you protecting the babies too!!!

{{{HUGE HUGS}}} to you all xxx

Nicole said...

We had snow here in Amsterdam yesterday but it did'nt stay white. It melted right away.

Jeanette said...

Oh Ruth will the snow wipe out all your new seedlings and blooms, after all that hard work its hard to believe its that cold over there when were still in short sleeves.
I
have a very large backyard 1/3 of acre and a large fernery all down one side of the house. hugs to u both

Libbys Blog said...

Most bizarre weather, we had hailstones last night, no snow! But the wind is from the north and bitter!!

CG said...

That pleione looks great; I must look out for some. Very unusual. We've not had snow but it's COLD!! Last year we had snow and I was so worried about the frogspawn but luckily it survived!

the night owl said...

Hi Ruth,
I hope the snow will not kill your flowers!!I have a flower up on my blog today, the first day of spring.
Baba

Anita said...

Oh my, it seems as if we are all suffering from this strange weather. While I am writing these lines, it's snowing outside!

Happy first day of spring, nevertheless!

a said...

Wow - what truly stunning photos of the snow - and a fantastic montage or your flowers and plants - I do admire your artistic and computer skills.

And growing mushrooms too - no end to your talents.

Our airing cupboard isn't very warm - I think the little tank is too well insulated!

Mauigirl52 said...

Hi Ruth, so sorry the UK is experiencing the same kind of awful weather we are! Thanks for the publicity for my blogs, I'm getting more visitors thanks to you! ;-)

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