First Snow of the Winter

Last night saw the first snow to lie here where I live this Winter. It was only -2 °c last night but it’s only reaching about 5°c during the day.

This was my display area this morning. As you can see the snow was light and I only had one tree remaining on the bench, a stubborn Trident Maple that is refusing to drop leaves! This might make it’s mind up 🙂

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Korean Hornbeam Winter Tidy

I braved the garage yesterday to tidy up a few more trees for Winter. Weather has well and truly gone to pot. Last night saw our first snow here.

The Hornbeam was still holding on to a few leaves but this was soon sorted out.

After leaf removal.

Another important step was to remove the moss to stop pests hiding there. I removed it from the Hornbeam and found quite a few leather jackets lurking there. No wonder the Blackbirds where showing so much interest!

The white stuff is Mycellium which I was surprised to see so much of on a Hornbeam.

This was the tree before placement in the poly tunnel for Winter.

It’s Baltic outside!!!

A big change in the temperature here over the last few days. It’s a lot colder and this morning was close to a frost. For the last two nights, I have started to light my open fire in the house. I’ve been sort of looking forward to doing it, there’s nothing like a warm fire on a cold day. This will wear thin soon though 🙂

Can you feel the heat from there?