Gardening Magazine

We Have Snow!

By Ronniejt28 @hurtledto60

Here in the South of England on the Sussex Coast, we may get snow for a few days during the winter months.   The last heavy snow that hung around for days was in 2010.   Today, true to the forecasted weather (which we often take with a pinch of salt), it started to snow earlier this morning and now, mid-day, it is quite deep – for us anyway.  I suspect it is about 3 to 4 inches deep at the moment and it’s still snowing.

Fortunately I have the day off work, although my original plans have been scuppered.  It has meant though an opportunity to take some snow photos.  I didn’t take too many as  the camera was getting wet and I was getting very cold.

I love the way that snow changes the shape of things.  For example the bamboo cloches now look like little snow domes.

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The garden looks very pretty in its white snowy overcoat.

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Skimmia berries:

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And of course, there has to be snowdrops:


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Whilst snow is great if you don’t have to get anywhere, I will enjoy it this weekend, but hope that it has cleared a bit before trying to get to work on Monday.   The problem is not during the time the snow falls, it is afterwards when it becomes slushy and then freezes, making it dangerous to get around.

However, I hope to be able to take some more snow photos soon, especially if the sun shines.  There is nothing more beautiful than a snowy landscape set against a blue sky.

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