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    Anyone want to share photos of those annoying things that the frost has been getting up to?
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    Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

  • #2
    I put all my pots/containers under cover, I don't quite trust the statement of being frost proof, indeed most are also plunged in the ground, mind I am north of Moscow lol.

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    • #3
      We had a colder than usual winter here this year.
      Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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      • #4
        We are still getting frosts, winters not over yet.

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        • #5
          It is unlikely we will have any more pot cracking frost now.
          Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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          • #6
            There is some frost on the way back again.
            We have still got the April hail stone season to go yet before the very tender plants go out.
            Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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            • #7
              I think i've only had a "pot cracking frost" once. It looked fine but when i picked it up, it literally crumbled.
              "Bulb: potential flower buried in Autumn, never to be seen again."
              - Henry Beard

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              • #8
                My one just fell to bits when it thawed out.
                Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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                • #9
                  The frost has been at it again.
                  The usually hardy rhubarb has been scorched by the frost.
                  It is just the leaves and not the crop that is affected.
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                  Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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                  • #10
                    I was just looking at my emerging cherry blossom....brown
                    plum blossom...brown
                    peach blossom....brown
                    magnolia blossom....2nd brown zap
                    mirabelle blossom...brown
                    even the first strawberry flower....zapped.
                    just the apple and pear and it’ll be a full house this year

                    I haven’t the heart to check out my rhubarb...

                    I’ve also been very carefully picking up broken shards of pot off the patio....pah.
                    Last edited by Nicos; 14-04-2021, 01:32 PM.
                    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                    Location....Normandy France

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                    • #11
                      I've noticed new growth on the roses and the raspberries all damaged by the cold.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nicos View Post
                        I was just looking at my emerging cherry blossom....brown
                        plum blossom...brown
                        peach blossom....brown
                        magnolia blossom....2nd brown zap
                        mirabelle blossom...brown
                        even the first strawberry flower....zapped.
                        just the apple and pear and it’ll be a full house this year

                        I haven’t the heart to check out my rhubarb...

                        I’ve also been very carefully picking up broken shards of pot off the patio....pah.
                        Some of your plum blossoms might still be okay.
                        The plum at my allotment is badly frosted, but about 10% of the flowers are still okay.
                        You want to look at the stigma, not the petals. If the stigma is brown or black, the flower is dead. If it's still yellow, then the flower is still alive.

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                        • #13
                          ^^^OK...thanks for that - will check them out tomorrow, but having said that we are due for another -3C tonight again too
                          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                          Location....Normandy France

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                          • #14
                            The flower buds on my apple in the back garden have remained tightly closed. I am hoping they will hold back long enough for the frost to be over before they open.
                            Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Plot70 View Post
                              The flower buds on my apple in the back garden have remained tightly closed. I am hoping they will hold back long enough for the frost to be over before they open.
                              Even after they open, fruit blossom can actually survive -1 just fine, and even -2 for about 30 minutes before sustaining any damage. -2 for an extended period of time, or any temperature lower than that, and they start dying, though.

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