Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Guessing Game

U IS FOR?


UNDER WRAPS!
The state of the contents of my greenhouse is giving me some utter nightmares and could result in a ultimate tragedy.  I did not take many cuttings this year but there are a few - mainly penstemons, erysium 'Bowles Mauve', lemon verbena and a parahebe which bears little white flowers. The November sown sweet peas are also in there along with a mature astelia and a phormium (both 2010 purchases) I was recently away for a week and unfortunately left home before the big freeze. I was foolishly very dismissive about the possibility of such a prolonged cold snap at this time of year Although the cuttings and the sweet peas were underneath some fleece just in case, I have serious doubts as to whether they will come through this weather undamaged. I have not dared to open the greenhouse doors to find, out so as soon as the mercury rises an urgent inspection awaits. I will be most sad if the parahebe suffers as my mother and I have both lost our original plants.  All will be revealed in due course but in the meantime I am keeping my fingers crossed.

You will find further coverage of the unique letter U over at ABC Wednesday.




21 comments:

  1. I'll keep mine crossed for you and your garden as well! I do hate it when that happens!

    Sylvia

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  2. To have a huge garden is a dream for me!
    I love gardens and all nature!
    Good luck!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  3. OH NO! I hope your plants survive!

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  4. Hope your plants are snug in the greenhouse and have survived. Look Luck.

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  5. yeah, i'd be afraid to look, too. good luck.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. I've got mine lined with bubble wrap and an electric fan heater on a frost setting. Last week the temperature still fell to just under freezing on a couple of occasions. Each year I lose something despite my efforts.
    Good luck with your cuttings!

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  7. Think mine are Ok but dreading my elecricity bill!! Saying that I couldnt open the greenhouse door this morning as it was frozen solid

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  8. U is for understandably anxious - hope your plants survive your unpreparedness for this unexpectedly long cold spell, Anna. Have not heard of Parahebe so that's one to look up. Love the frosty image
    Laura

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  9. My fingers are crossed for you Anna. It will be such a shame to lose those plants, especially the parahebe.

    Jeanne
    x

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  10. Oh, no! The best of lUck to you - hoping that all is well under the fleece and upcoming warmer weather.

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  11. I will cross my fingers for you too, - it was such an early winter here, and came so suddenly that I wwas unprepared with mulches and protection. We will all have to pray, - fervently.

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  12. Hi Anna, I sympathise - we have quite a few cuttings in our unheated greenhouse too, and with the frost and ice the door is almost impossible to open. My fingers are firmly crossed for your plants and mine! Sara x

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  13. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I don't hold out much hope of things in my greenhouse surviving, the door is frozen solid, I can't open it.

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  14. Dear Anna, The cold weather has indeed arrived unseasonably early and with such ferocity. I do so hope that your treasures will be safe in the glasshouse. Spring will tell!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing what you have under wraps. If you'd left us hanging, I'd be bummed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your seedlings pull through.

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  16. prayers, hope you well..

    blessings fly your way.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  17. Hi Anna, I do hope your plants survive as I hate losing plants. I have put my two lemongrass plants in my garage which is attached to the house so isn't as cold as a seperate one. I have tucked them up with fleece but will have to wait to see if they survive.

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  18. Anna, I hope your plants will be OK. You have been having such cold weather, where ours seems milder and we have no snow. I cross my fingers and make a wish for you. ;>)

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  19. I hope everything survives, Anna! I was just looking at some plants I had planned to overwinter indoors--unfortunately, they are covered with snow right now, so it looks like I'll be starting from scratch next spring. It's hard to do battle with the Weather Gods.

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  20. I hope that now the weather has warmed up - you will find your treasures have survived - I know that I have lost quite a few cuttings - and an awful lot of my plants seem to be living in the (cold) kitchen - I suspect that we may have more of these cold spell before Spring arrives.
    K

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.