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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Bad April Fool

30 March 2010 20:32:29
snow falling on the greenhouse

snow falling on the greenhouse

Is this some kind of bad April Fool joke?

I can't believe the snow tumbling down out there!And to top it all, the wind has knocked over some of the bushes in my newly planted privet hedge!

I went out to the greenhouse and wrapped up my plants with fleece again - lucky the fleece hadn't gone up to its summer home in the attic.

I already have all seedling trays back indoors except for the Astrantia & Sarracenia that germinatd out there. I put lids and fleece on those two though. It was 2.2 in th greenhouse last night. Goodness knows what it'll be tonight.


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knocknakillew knocknakillew 30 March 2010 20:39:41

looks more like December Rachel


Jacinta Jacinta 30 March 2010 20:40:11

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. Has been snowing here all day.


fran m fran m 30 March 2010 20:53:43

Let's hope this is the end of this winter, once and for all.


Russell Russell 30 March 2010 20:56:58

just been out to the greenhouse to check on all the seed trays, temp is holding at 6 c, its nice as soon as i open the greenhouse door the fan comes on, i think it was a good purchase i would recomend getting the same model( parasene 2kw electic thermostat fan)


Ladybird Ladybird 30 March 2010 21:13:53

Where's the global warming.


MartinB MartinB 30 March 2010 21:40:30

Gobal warming melts the antarctic  ice foots forming icebergs which are so hugh that they mess up the undercurrents which change the ocean's movements to give us the winter that we have just had.


fraoch fraoch 30 March 2010 21:44:44

Winter is really back but those seedlings look nice and cosy under their fleece!


Lìga Lìga 30 March 2010 22:36:35

Oh,,poor plants,i hope they will be ok.


Mimi Mimi 30 March 2010 22:39:30

I'm so annoyed because I've waited 'patiently' for over a month for my daffodils to finally open up, and they're all poised and ready to put on a good show, and now when I looked out at them this evening, the northerly gale has them all flattened,  I assume most of the are broken - gutted! Daffs are my absolute favourite! Hopefully it'll not last too long??


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 March 2010 09:29:47

Very strange weather Rachel.For this time of the year it is hard to make out.Having to bring trays back inside etc,when all should have been going to plan to avoid this except hardening them off,is a winner for the Winter weather,despite been in Spring time.My neighbour cleaned off the top of the greenhouse for me earlier,and from a dull place to now,nice and bright as the sun has just appeared.


Dick Dick 31 March 2010 19:07:19

Rachel, Think of the days that March borrowed from April. We seem to have it this year. We had it before in 1998. It was also this week leading to Easter


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