Winter not over yet

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Winter not over yet

Postby regwac » August 28th, 2017, 7:41 am

Light snow overnight at 740 meters .
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Matthew » August 28th, 2017, 8:45 am

Minus 5 undercover at 6.30 am . It was COLD,SOLID AND WHITE. !

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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby kcpoole » August 28th, 2017, 9:43 am

Pretty cool up here too lst night and today,
About 5Deg or so

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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Grant Bowie » August 28th, 2017, 10:24 am

Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny morning and reached 11 degrees.

Then a change came through, dropped to 3 degrees, then light hail and finally snow.

Very cold this morning as well but nice and sunny,

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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby dansai » August 28th, 2017, 10:57 am

I don't think winter even hit here. Lowest temps were 5 deg. Only a few days that didn't hit at least 20. Occasionally cold winds. And a few days in the 30's. My only deciduous that hasn't woken up is my ginkgo. Tridents have some hardened off leaves, Japanese maples have started, Elms are powering away and my ash has shot too
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby shibui » August 28th, 2017, 8:26 pm

No water here again this morning. My new outside thermometer close to the house only showing -2 but I'm not sure how accurate that is. It is usually colder than that to freeze the house water.
However, cold nights are nearly always followed by bright sunny days.
More to come over then next few days. :cry:

Spring is slower here but definitely on the way now. Many tridents and Chinese elms all have buds just opening. Flower buds on prunus just starting to enlarge but no flowers open yet.
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby regwac » August 31st, 2017, 8:09 am

Snowing gently at 6.30 this morning . The jumper is to catch snowflakes for the photographer .
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Matthew » August 31st, 2017, 11:40 am

We just had another -5 here so eventhough I love winter I think Ive had enough of those heavy frosts . Ive suffered some frost damage on the figs in the hothouse from Monday mornings temps . wont know the extent till some warmth comes around.
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby alpineart » August 31st, 2017, 12:21 pm

Hi Matthew mate I have had close to 30 frost this year and I normally get 3-4 only , never experience this for the last 20 years . My figs have been severely burnt in the hot house too , a re-design will be on the cards for most of them .

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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Sno » September 5th, 2017, 9:42 am

Hi Regwac . Woke up to the sound of the snow plough clearing the road at six this morning . The resorts had half a metre of snow we got about half that . More forecast later today . Most of the trees are just white blobs so a few general shots
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby melbrackstone » September 5th, 2017, 10:07 am

crikey!
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Matthew » September 5th, 2017, 10:36 am

Awesome photos. We had a light dusting at 390metres. Very low for this time of year.i still dont have one deciduous tree open yet
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Kevin » September 5th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Great shots Sno,

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby regwac » September 5th, 2017, 3:02 pm

Very impressive Sno ! The cedar in the wheelbarrow looks fantastic. We had a single snowflake this morning .
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Re: Winter not over yet

Postby Boics » September 5th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Epicness Sno!
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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