Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The white stuff has fallen!



   Snow has arrived at Watermeadows as these pictures show. 

  Yes! It has snowed. The snow started to fall around 2200hrs on the 30th January and continued over night. By morning there was a good covering of powdery snow. It would prove to be good for snow ball fights but poor for building snowmen and sledging. As I write this on the evening of the 1st February the temperature has dropped to -4C but no more snow - yet.  

  While taking a  brisk walk around the boundary of Watermeadows I have seen deer tracks in the snow. The tree branches are covered with snow and look very pretty.

  The poly tunnel fleece cloche is maintaining an overnight temperature of 11C and more seeds have germinated. Spainish onion, leeks and peas in loo rolls (you read it right - peas planted in loo rolls to aid germination and get a good long root. Last season I did not have any garden peas germinate at all!) and the poly tunnel itself is above freezing. The last of the winter vegetables the garden (broccoli, curly kale, beetroot, leeks, a few carrots, parsnips and turnips are looking a little sad.

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