You would never know we had had any. I went for a walk round the village and apart from a couple of puddles that are still ice covered we are back to normal.
This morning the sun is shining brightly, so I have risked hanging out the sheets and whilst wandering round the garden I took a couple of pics.
The window box out the front, North facing you can see the new shoots of the crocus coming through.
The bay and the olive have come through totally unprotected, I really think I fuss too much about some of my plants!!!
The garlic appears to have survived
as do the winter onions
the greenhouse, this pic shows the extra fleece cover I put in, and its plants have survived really well, although I dread to think what the electricity bill will be.
The Bromeliads that I fussed over greatly winter 2009, and that where unceremoniously dumped in the greenhouse, this winter seemed to be fine, surprisingly. With the pain I was getting in my knee I literally just chucked stuff in this winter, that I really wanted to keep the rest has died!
I'm really glad I split the papayrus grass as the one in the pond looks decidedly dead, although it always surprises me how things come back from below the surface.
The bananas have no soil whatsoever and are looking good
and the brugmansia still flowers away.
I always struggle with how much to water with over winter, you need just enough to keep things alive, but not to much to spring them into growth!!! Hard to judge really!