Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Frozen water butts
Started by: Alan JonesGo to latest contribution by Alan Jones, 07 February 2011, 14:39. Go to bottom of this page.
My alpine house water butts froze from top to bottom in the recent cold spell. As the weather warmed, the ice slowly melted but left not a trace of water in the butts. I assumed the water had leaked out through cracks caused by the expansion of the ice. I was resigned to purchasing two new butts. The butts are now brim full again with rain water, with no sign of leakage. What is the explanation?