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I knew frost was possible this week so, having planted out most of my dahlias a couple of weeks ago, I covered them up on Monday with netting cloches. The weather app on my phone has shown me that the … Continue reading
Well, the last will be first for this Six on Saturday post, as temperatures down to minus 2°C last night will sadly have seen off the dahlias for this year. The photograph was taken quite early in the day but … Continue reading
The weather has not been especially conducive to tasks in the garden this week. Temperatures have remained low, giving our first proper frost on Monday night which immediately put paid to the dahlias; fortunately I had brought the pelargoniums, fuchsias … Continue reading
Defiant dahlias Poised and erect Vibrantly alive Hold their breath And wait. Pale sunshine Bathes Their anxious hearts But fails To warm, To quell Their fears Of sudden demise. Senses alert, Ears pricked, They wait For the inevitable, When Dr … Continue reading
December wakes up, Caught napping By its mild Mannered Predecessors. Prepared to lament Long lost spring beauties, Summer’s gaieties And autumns Reds and russets, Suddenly There is no need. The stark bones And piercing blue sky Highlight different joys – … Continue reading
After a night of sub-zero temperatures I went out after breakfast with my camera looking for frosty things to photograph, and came back with some lovely examples of frost on heuchera, sedum, geum and various ferns, as well as ice patterns … Continue reading