I cannot recall an April with so many frosts; this month's sustained icy mornings have taken a real toll on the garden. Although Paul has been religiously covering up the tender plants with fleece every evening it has been impossible to protect everything against Jack Frost's icy fingers.
The flame tree's flowers went over very quickly this year.
My tree peony has lost many buds and is very late to bloom.
The new growth on most of the roses has been affected.
The hydrangea has been very badly hit. We will have to cut it right back in a week or so.
At least everything looks healthy in the greenhouse! Hopefully this arctic spell will be over soon and things can recover and get planted out.
|Rick is untroubled with these garden woes and continues to do yoga with Mr Bunny|