Saturday, 22 January 2011

Frosty morning


Heavy frosts over the past few days have frozen the ground solid again, I hope it hasn't damaged the emerging bulbs.





Have a great weekend!

20 comments:

PatioPatch said...

Hi Liz, each of your photos is a delight showing the delicate beauty of moss in frost. Still hovering above the 0 here, for this weekend at any rate.
Laura

Kyna said...

Pretty pictures you have there :)

Bulbs can stand up to a lot, so maybe they'll be ok :)

Shady Gardener said...

You weren't trying to warm the ground as you lay there taking photos, were you? ;-) Very pretty pictures. I'd say if your bulbs haven't yet emerged, they'll be okay.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What great shots Liz, it looks like a miniature jungle. The frosty moss is very pretty. I guess all this snow we have does help insulate the plants but that is the only thing I can find good about all this cold.

ShySongbird said...

It has been frosty again here too Liz. The birdbath has had to have the ice broken for several days now!

Nice chilly photos. I suspect the bulbs are probably more robust than you think, I hope so :)

Nutty Gnome said...

Bulbs are tougher than we give them credit for......but I think my huge phormium has had it!
Gorgeous photos - I love the icy moss :)

patientgardener said...

Fab pictures and I'm sure your bulbs will be fine

Barbara said...

I think your bulbs will be fine. Your photos do capture the feeling of the season.

Liz said...

Hi Laura,

I hope it's warmed up for you a little since the weekend!
It hasn't been too bad here for the past week or so, but I hear it's supposed to go downhill towards the end of the week.

Liz said...

Hi Kyna,

I think the bulbs look ok so far, and hopefully we won't get more hard frosts in the coming weeks. I'm looking forward to all my Irises coming out and having a sea of purple around the decking again :)

Liz said...

Hi SG,

Quite a number of bulbs have come up already, and the Tulips are the ones I'm actually worried about as they're the most likely to sustain some damage.

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Indeed, I have to agree that the only good thing about the snow is it at least insulates everything from the cold. After our snow had melted in December we then had repeated night lows of -16 and around there. So I am really worried that I have lost a lot of perennials due to no longer being protected.

Liz said...

Hi Jan,

No frosts for the past couple of days thankfully, and yesterday was quite nice and I managed to spend a couple of hours out in the garden flooring the Buddleja in the front and making a mini fence from the branches to line along the underneath of the hedge - providing a nice home for insects and such.

Liz said...

Hi Liz,

Sorry to hear about your Phormium, my Cordyline has died... To be fair I've planned to get rid of it for a while now and it only just survived last winter but this time it wasn't so lucky.
I hope Spring is appearing in your garden now! It must be, you're not far from us :)

Liz said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks very much, I look forward to seeing more growth. I've noticed over the past couple of days that the grass in my neighbour's garden is looking nice and fresh green!

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz, despite the fact your garden is frozen you always manage to show images that conjour up a little magic.

I am sure your bulbs will be fine. It is amazing just what does survive in a garden.
Temperatures have risen here during the last week, but frosts will be back at the weekend.
It has been a very long winter.

Plantaliscious said...

Glorious images as ever. Do you find yourself getting dirt round your lens, getting so low and close? I discovered some round my lens hood the other day...

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

It's quite a bit colder today than it has been for the past week, I just hope we don't have more frosts... Although I am sure they will come. I've discovered another few patches of Snowdrops around the garden - some in the deep shady front (nice surprise) and some in the 'left' border which at this time of year sees very little sunlight too. They've literally appeared in the past couple of days and are close to flowering!

Hope you have a nice week, or weekend :)

Liz said...

Hi Janet,

Oddly enough no I don't get mud on the camera/lens... I do get lots of dust though and need the cameras and lenses professionally cleaned. However, I do spend most of the year with muddy knees and a wet bum! :D

Alice Joyce said...

Hi Liz
Hope you're keeping warm ;-)
Lovely photos as always,
Alice