Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Glorious sunshine and bitter cold shouldn’t go together, especially in the south of the UK, but they have this week. It’s been that fine, dry, powdery snow that’s more common on the slopes of the Alps than wet cold Britain. And we certainly don’t expect it in the Channel Islands- where it’s caused the most disruption this week.
As gardeners we should be just a little concerned-because lots of young plants are grown in the relative warmth of islands such as Jersey. We’ll just have to wait and see what this means for our plants but I’m guessing delivery dates may be delayed. Of course this gives us all some extra time to pick favourites and more time to plan where to put them all! At least with powdery snow we don’t have to scrape the windscreen too hard. Even so, roll on spring!
Our soil is probably far too cold to even think about planting (even the hardiest of young plants won’t do much in frozen ground). Far better to dream about the new growing season while sitting in front of a cosy fire or radiator with a steaming hot cuppa!