Snow in UK gardens

I have just returned from a glorious 3 week trip enjoying 28c in Australia and New Zealand to find the UK about to experience its first freeze of winter 2010. I think gardeners were hoping for a reprieve from the damaging affects of frost and cold after last winters artic conditions.

Suppose that is the joy of gardening  in the UK –  you learn to be very adaptable and prepared for absolutely anything the weather throws  at us – unpredictability is the the only certainty!

If you have invested in palm trees and exotic plants for your garden then it is a good idea to think about protecting them from continued cold – take a look at these sites for advice and suggestions on the best way to do this:

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/gardens/article6874391.ece

http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/palmswinterprote.html

http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/winter-tips-i46

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/weather_coldweather.shtml

For a more entertaining view of the efforts involved in protecting exotic gardens in the UK over the winter do not miss Will Giles’ wonderful blog:

http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/the-garden/it%E2%80%99s-belt-and-braces-time-here-at-the-exotic-garden/

This post was written by:

- who has written 866 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and is keen to "manage" the effects of the weather on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and I hope that it will continue to grow, allowing global gardeners to communicate about the effects of climate change on our plants and the future of our gardens.

Contact the author

Leave a Reply