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Northumberland Diary Discussion: 28 November 2010

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Started by: John Good

Diary 168 - Sympathy from the N. Wales 'banana belt'!

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Well, we had some snow too, about 4 cm, but it did lie on the ground unaltered for a week, which is exceptional here in Nov/Dec. I worry that the frosts we have had (nowhere near as severe as John's in Nortumberland, but mins. of -5C) will have done some damage as it was quite warm beforehand and plants had not had an opportunity to become hardened - we shall see in the spring.  I lost much less than expected in the prolonged severe freeze-up in Jan-Feb this year (min. -8C and many nights -5C) than in earlier years with much less severe cold, and I think that was because we had had a cold, but not so cold period in December which allowed the plants to become hardened before the onslaught.



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