Tucked Up

We have had glorious sunshine this weekend and the solar panels have generated power at their highest level so far this year; however, the panels don’t notice the temperature and it has been bitterly cold with the projected Siberian weather system clearly on its way with a brisk wind from the east. Good days for active gardening or a bracing walk, if well wrapped up, unlike what seems to be forecast for the coming week. The forecast for our central position in the UK has changed somewhat as it initially looked as if we might avoid any snow but this may not now be the case and the lady above may need more than just a blanket of ivy to keep her warm; it could turn out to be a week of plotting and planning rather than doing, but at least there will be March’s seeds to sow in the warmth of the house! Let’s just wait and see – and keep safe everyone.

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19 Responses to Tucked Up

  1. Cathy says:

    Hi Cathy. That Siberian cold has reached us already, but we have had some wonderful sunshine at last!

  2. Brian Skeys says:

    Today was a good day in the garden Cathy. Next week will be for reading blogs.

  3. Anna says:

    Tonight’s weather forecast was rather dire but at least we’ve had a sparkling sunny weekend. When the frost receded it was most pleasant to have a good potter about:) Hope that you and your greenhouse residents manage to stay warm and snug Cathy.

  4. tonytomeo says:

    We can’t all be getting the same weather in the Northern Hemisphere. There was so much pleasant weather going around, and it was seriously warm here, but now it seems that everyone is getting winter at the same time.

  5. Pauline says:

    I think Thursday is going to be the worst day. The sunshine has been wonderful, working in the garden has been a pleasure when out of the wind, we’ll just have to wait and see if it turns out to be as bad as forecast!

    • Cathy says:

      And down there in the SW perhaps you might miss the snow altogether? Glad you have been able to get out and work in the garden so far anyway, despite the cold

  6. Christina says:

    Sun and snow here today Cathy. I’m about to clear a path to the greenhouse; the power went off in the night so I need to know if everything survived.

    • Cathy says:

      Oh I do hope the contents are OK.. Perhaps if the power cut wasn’t for too long all will be well – do you know how low your temperature went overnight?

      • Christina says:

        My thermometer isn’t working but I think probably minus 4 or 5. Tonight it should be lower still I’ve put fleece over the stands of seedlings so hopefully they’ll be ok.

        • Cathy says:

          And there is the chill factor too. Here it is due to be minus 3 tonight but minus 7 with the chill factor. I was out till about 9.30 tonight and I could feel it was cold but the air felt so dry the cold wasn’t as noticeable somehow. We are due light snow showers overnight though so it will be an interesting moment peeping round the curtains tomorrow morning… Perhaps I should have fleeced things in teh cold frame…

          • Christina says:

            It is difficult to know what to do for the best. I fleeced the Pak Choi in the vegetable garden but the snow dat on top of it, then melted a bit then froze. I think the weight might be worse than snow by itself.

          • Cathy says:

            Yes, the downside… I have checked in the cold frame and things are in a state of frozen suspension, but hopefully will be fine when temperatures rise again. The new heater in the greenhouse is working well though

          • Christina says:

            I checked the coldframe and even the lettuce looked fine, so I’m hopeful.

  7. Cathy this morning to Madrid appeared all snowy. The Siberian cold wave also affects all of Spain. For tomorrow it snows from 200 meters or so they said yesterday, because the snowfall for Madrid was for Wednesday. I hope it does not go cold, that their seedlings are at a good temperature and that the rest of their plants do not suffer any damage. The Lady I think she’ll have enough with her ivy cloak. Greetings from Margarita.

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