April snow!

Posted: 6 Apr 2008

Well I guess one talking point for many of us, especially in the UK has been the recent snow!

I had thought we had been lucky again this past winter with relatively few frosty nights and many plants as a result making even earlier growth than usual. I have one of my Dicksonia antarctica treen ferns making new fronds for instance, weeks earlier than ever before.

Then the early Easter saw our first fall of snow on 23rd March with more on the next day. That would be it I thought till I got up this morning to see a fair amount of snow coming down which has continued on and off all day. Thankfully much has melted come now, late afternoon, and will add valuable moisture into the ground. I think it had even more of a surprise effect for me because Friday had been so warm with a temperature in the evening of 15C! Today in the snow we had 2C and 'peaked' at 4.2C!!! Wonder what else our weather will have instore?

My Trachycarpus wagnerianus is pushing flower pouches which are emerging from the trunk, they look odd against a background of snow!!!

Thanks for your pictures of exotic gardens under a blanket of snow! I think there is something about seeing palms, tree ferns and spikey plants with a covering of snow they look even more special.

Fingers crossed for some settled, warmer weather.

Acacia pravissima
Acacia pravissima

Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus

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