End of Month View of the Garden: End of February 2017
The weather in February started off quite balanced, and reasonable, but ended with a blast by Storm Doris, who helped herself to several fence panels, and the felt off my shed roof, but did leave me with someone’s tent, 2 parts of a plastic Christmas Tree and an empty shoebox.
I was recently invited to attend The Hodsock Priory event to launch the 2017 snowdrop season.
I have never been able to attend before so I made sure this was going to be the year I visited.
This is the 26th consecutive year that the snowdrop event has been held.
The event runs daily 10am-4pm from Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 March 2017. Continue reading
End of Month View of the Garden: End of January 2017
The theme of the month was how many different types of weather could be fit into one day.
Mixtures of Fog, Rain, High Winds, Sunshine, more Rain and a Flurry of Snow were included.
Rainfall was 57.9 mm which was surprisingly less than previous years, although it certainly felt like we have received more.
End of Month View of the Garden: End of December 2016
December started with a cold snap, with intermittent mild days replaced with hard frosts.
The coldest it managed to achieve throughout the month in the garden was – 4.5°C
I’ve not seen any signs of Snowdrops peeping through yet, but I’ve seen plenty of Whitefly still lingering on my Brassicas, this has resulted in me bining the lot. The Brassicas that is, hopefully the Whitefly went with them.
Correa ‘Marian’s Marvel’
November in the Garden
November started much the same as October ended, above average temperatures and dry days.