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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:34 pm    Post subject: Frost  Reply with quote    

Anyone else suffering after the recent frosts? For this area last night was unusually cold and the frost even got through a covering on the potatoes.

The main thing I've noticed is frost damage on plants that are normally hardy, such a badly damaged camelia. And more surprisingly I'm seeing frost damage on ash trees, bracken etc.

chickenlady



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've escaped the frost so far, but then, we are on the south coast. I've still been covering up the tender plants with fleece though - just in case.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had a frost yesterday morning, and a bit of hail the evening before. Not noticed much damge though, even though the clematis is in flower.

chickenlady



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!


Blimey! Didn't realise that. Which website are you looking at? I've given up on Metcheck and Accuweather - they differ so much.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chickenlady wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!


Blimey! Didn't realise that. Which website are you looking at? I've given up on Metcheck and Accuweather - they differ so much.


That was the from the MetOffice, http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/observation/gcn8t1p3y

I give up with their predictions though, I think it was meant to be 4 or 5 but ended up about -1 here.

Sean, our clematis is also flowering but it's new growth has been frosted.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quite a frost here last night, loads of hailyesterday. Id imagine much havoc in the orchard

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quite a frost here last night, loads of hailyesterday. Id imagine much havoc in the orchard

chickenlady



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you...I've added it to my weather watching list of websites.

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For once I get to feel smug that we're warmer than you in the spring....

(only to celebrate our warmth, not your misfortune! My sympathies)

tim_and_nicky



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are getting bad frosts here at the moment which have damaged my newly planted out squashes (we had been getting days up to 27 degrees, I thought I was safe). I am not sure if they will make it. Not as disastrous as https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/28/french-winemakers-candles-heaters-helicopters-save-vines-frost-bordeaux-champagne

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought camellias often got damaged by frost and rain, and have always regarded them as tender.

I think we have probably had frost. Only one of my potatoes had showed its head, so I covered it in soil. Am hoping the things in the greenhouse are all right, and that the root crops, which were finally thinking about it, will have survived. The weather is supposed to warm up for the weekend I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think it's going to be a harsh year for growers, a lot of crops have been sown around here and we've had virtually no rain for weeks.

I keep noticing stuff that's been frosted, even blackberry plants have been damaged.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 17 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Although we had frost, it doesn't seem to have done much damage. Some of the quince blossom just caught it, but not to much, and the apple blossom seems all right. The dry weather has been a bit problematical, but I have been watering the root vegetable seeds, and although they are being slow, they are coming up. Most of the crops round here are winter sown, so they came up well, the oil seed rape is in flower, and the cereals seem to be growing, although probably rather slowly. The grass seems all right and the cattle are out in the fields again.

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