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For the folks whose gardens are hidden under feet of that white stuff called snow. Saturday and Sunday last I went up to the veggie plot and started to sort the raised beds out. There was a bit of a cold NE wind but the sunshine was fantastic. It made you forget about winter and think about spring. I pulled all the bean sticks down, cleaned the surface and lightly turned the soil. This will be my dahlia bed this year. In the next bed( my bean bed this year) I layed the underground pipe down( a length of hosepipe drilled to irrigate the roots but not the weeds)added 6ins of compost to soil and forked it in. Then last veggie bed added every bit of compost I could get and turned that in. Then having emptied 1 compost bin completely put the semi rotted contents of the 2nd bin into the 1st, giving a lodger mouse a surprise. That bin will be ready next febrary. I joke not folks but I was sweating in the sun. A little tip, every August we get very strong winds that will take the bean poles down so I hammer 4ft steel posts in each corner and put a cane in each and tie the rest of the poles to these in lines. They have always stayed up.
But as always all good things come to an end sometime, that was Sat/Sunday today Monday it has been snowing and apparently we are to get big another snowfall on Thursday but no matter it will help settle the ground and perhaps kill off some of the weed seeds that are there. But spring is nearly here many of the shrubs and tree buds are swelling and will soon burst into life.The birds are pairing up and getting territorial. May Spring always be in your hearts if not in your garden
Sussexman

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Colin my friend! I have been

Colin my friend!
I have been without TV, Nternet and phone since Saturday due tot he blizzard we just had. My hubby has been stranded in California and JUST landed an hour ago. We got over 21+ incvhes and in some areas on our property it is probably over 3 feet. We will be getting another 8-12 inches tomorrow thru Wednesday. Hubby will be home in time to plow the longgggg driveway tomorrow then more to plow!!!

I do NOT want the weather guys to mention the word DROUGHT this summer.. nono.
Deb

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At least you got a plow Deb,

I had 16 inches I had to dig out by hand. Just got enough done yesterday so we could navigate to the cars.

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Just an inch,,,

We've been getting the snow just an inch at a time lately :exmark:

:star: On the radio this morning, I heard that the East coast is supposed to get a bunch more snow, 2 feet around Washington D.C.

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Snow plough blower?

My friend in west Va says he uses a leaf buster to blow the snow off his drive. Have any of you tried it?
Weathermen have said we can expect this cold to last well into March, plus substantial precipitation(we used to call it just snow). What happened to the "Rain on Candlemas day winter will be finished" It was stair rods on Candlemas Day here and winter is still here.
Sussexman

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We got nailed again today

We got nailed again today with more snow.. windsd have also picked up. SOme areas have had gusts to 40 mph. THis snow on top of the snow from the blizzard a few days ago has most of us ready to scream.
WHERE is Spring?

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Hang in there Deb,

spring will have come and gone before you know it. ;) Some trees have began leafing already down here. Picked up a bag of elephant ears bulbs today at Lowe's.

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i came home from work

with snow drifts up to my hip. I am 5'7" and had on boots with 2" heels. We have more snow coming in Friday Saturday and Sunday. I love snow but this is enough already. We are expecting another 6-10 ". I won't be able to find my pig if it gets much higher!!

Thanks,
Elsie
I don't just love this stuff............
:o :o :o

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AMEN GF!!!! My hubby plowed

AMEN GF!!!! My hubby plowed the driveway today and moved it to the side of the driveway....It is almost as tall as me. I am 4'11" so say 5'... it'll measure it tomorrow... ther eis a chance for more on Monday. can we say ENOUGH??????? It will be MONTHS before this is melted and it is still only EARLY Feb....

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How tall?

Tell me Debs do you wear a red hat, carry a fishing rod and spend time sitting on the rockery?
I shouldn't jest at you should I. I woke up to 10 ins of snow today. My friend who lives 8 miles north hasn't had even a flake. I must have offended the weather god somewhere along the way. But every cloud has a silver lining. The snow certainly makes the gardens look tidy. Also the evergreen shrubs really stand out. I grow one called'Red Robin' its like a dark green laurel except the new growth is bright red. It looks a real beauty against the snow. Also grow quite a few pittosporum these are all evergreen with varigated leaves. They are apparently (according to my wife) a flower arrangers dream plant. But they are really bright leaved and really brighten the garden in winter but still great in the summer. They are heat and frost resistant so are really worth thinking about to give you some winter colour.
If I want to have a laugh to cheer myself up I just look in a mirror. Ha Ha Ha.
Sussexman
If you can laugh at yourself you will always be happy.

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pittosporum

Sussexman,
These are indeed beautiful plants and are gorgeous in flower arrangements. We get flowers from funerals donated to our greenhouse at the ARC I work at and use these alot. I wonder though you say they are frost resistent, are they able to be grown in the northeast in zone 5? I would love to grow them.

Katrina

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Katrina

remember that Sussexman is in England, and this year they had their FIRST real frost for years. 0 degrees F, then you'll know IF his plants were frost resistant.

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