A bowing bay

I got quite a surprise on Thursday morning. It had snowed overnight and quite heavily, so at last the excitement had arrived in my part of the world.

I don’t seem to remember, when it last snowed heavily in 2019, if it had quite the same effect on plants in the garden. Perhaps there is an explanation for why they are bending under the strain.

The trees, apart from the bay, continue to maintain their stature. Everything else is more or less flattened.

Inevitably, all my gardening plans have been put on hold. Instead, on Friday I enjoyed a short walk round the walled garden of the farm where I collect my veg and egg share. What a difference in the light between the two days!

In the orchard
The storage corner

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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15 Responses to A bowing bay

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    We’ve not had more than the lightest of light dusting of snow which had gone by mid morning one day, so am a bit envious of your snow. Gardens just seem to bounce back afterwards don’t they

  2. Looks exciting. Our snow has been and gone but you never know when it might come back.

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Lovely snow. I do like a bit of snow. We have had none yet this winter

  4. The recent snow seemed to settle on the leaves and freeze on. It ddin’t harm any of ours but it did make the bamboo look like it might topple at any minute. All gone now, and trees are back to normal. Still some on the ground and if it doesn’t go in a few days I will clear it out of the cordyline as they can suffer if snow gathers in the centre.

  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    We had a light snow here today, but it is not sticking. The ground is still too warm. Higher elevations are getting a good frosting.

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