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Cold spring weather


Prunus Accolade

Gardeners always complain about the weather. If its not too wet, then its too cold or too dry, too hot or too windy. You'd think we are a miserable bunch of people, us gardeners, but in fact we just like to discuss how the weather impacts our gardens. This years spring weather is a perfect case in point; it has been colder than usual and so the growth in the garden is unseasonably late.

Last time we had such a late spring was in 1996, when the ice in the inlet melted on the 27th of April and it was still snowing the first week in May. This year the ice left the sea bare on the 30th of April, and the cold nights have continued until the third week of May. Only this morning it was 3°C as the sun came up. No point in planting the vegetable seeds then... they would just rot in the ground as it is too cold for them to germinate. On the up-side the garden has been caught in arrested development, and instead of spring whooshing past in a hurry my Prunus Accolade cherry tree has been flowering for weeks in a great fluffy cloud of pale pink flowers. It really is such a beauty I'm all the more cranky about the deer managing to decimate two other specimens I had planted.

Gardeners always complain about the weather. If its not too wet, then its too cold or too dry, too hot or too windy. You'd think we are a miserable bunch of people, us gardeners, but in fact we just like to discuss how the weather impacts our gardens. This years spring weather is a perfect case in point; it has been colder than usual and so the growth in the garden is unseasonably late. t in the ground as it is too cold for them to germinate. On the up-side the garden has been caught in arrested development, and instead of spring whooshing past in a hurry my Prunus Accolade cherry tree has been flowering for weeks in a great fluffy cloud of pale pink flowers. It really is such a beauty that I'm all the more cranky about the deer managing to decimate two other specimens I had planted.


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