March 25th 2013

The snow is still thick on the garden, it was very unexpected for this time of year, only a few weeks ago the frogs were ready to spawn the birds were making nests, the plants had new growth and the bulbs were just about to flower, and i had just planted delicate spring plants  and now nearly the end of march the snow is approx 3 inches deep and because it’s so cold, it has frozen! i will not know what damaged it has caused untill it clears and at the moment according the weather forecast it’s staying for a week or more.  However i am always pleasantly surprised with ‘mother nature’ and how most things in the garden manage to survive through adversity, accepting the fact of course that i will have a few casualties so looking  on the bright side i will have more room to re-plant which is always a joy as i just never have enough room for everything i want to plant.
On the other hand i do worry about the wildlife, there is a lot of small frogs in the garden and they were out and about a few weeks ago i wonder if they had time to dig themselves in the soil before the snow arrived. The blackbirds had made 3 nests.
The evergreen plants seem to be fine and are well established which always helps, The hellebore just love this weather snow does not deter them at all and the snowdrop heads are just popping through the snow.

 

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