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For and again all this cold ....

13 December 2017 13:45:20
Chilly Sunrise

Chilly Sunrise

I'm a bit paranoid about venturing out if the temperature isn't at least at 'feels like 5 degrees, so in a way, I'd appreciate at least a slight warming - even if not the global kind, so that I could sort out my swaps for Johnstown.

But then, there is a huge advantage in having a cold winter. For a Fuchsia Fanatic like myself, there is a 'nasty' lurking in the UK called Fuchsia Gall Mite It isn't mentioned on the Irish Invasive Species site, so I hope this means it hasn't reached us. But apparently, a cold winter kills it. 

So it's truely an ill wind (chill wind) that might be an advantage to some.

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sallysarah sallysarah 13 December 2017 13:59:05

Liz, that’s a lovely photo.  I think a cold snap gets rid of gdn pests and their diseases.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 December 2017 16:02:01

No harm to have the odd cold spell now and again. Beautiful phot. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 December 2017 00:35:30

Cheer up! Red Sky at night is a Shepherd's Delight!

JoanG JoanG 14 December 2017 21:43:51

I often wonder why new diseases keep appearing to attack our beloved plants.  Certainly hope that one stays away.  Super photo Elizabeth. 

PeterW PeterW 16 December 2017 21:00:41

Yes a cold snap can be very good for the garden too in certain ways


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