Survivors of the snow
We have had a thaw the last two days a there are now only a few small areas left in the garden where the snow remains. The sun was shining this morning so I decided to have a waunder around the garden to see if there were any casulties. Back at the beginning of December I invested in a 10ft long cloche or mini poly tunnel which I put over all my seedlings from the last growing season. I was a little tardy in purchasing the cloche so when I finally got it the plants had already been frosted. However having shaken off the snow today and peering inside most of the plants seem to have held up well. Which is a relief.
I was pleased to see my Fatsia had recovered and is looking lush and healthy. A couple of days ago the leaves were like old rags.
My Sarcocca hookeriana humilis (Christmas Box) has also emerged from under a blanket of snow complete with fat little slower buds. I am really looking forward to these opening since I only bought the plant last year and that was after the flowers had finished so I will be interested to see if the scent lives up to its expectations.
One of my Camellias is also looking as thought it won’t be long before it puts on its show which I am really looking forward to.
Having looked a a depressive monochrome picture for at least two weeks it is a real relief to see the signs that Spring isn’t that far away.