Those Winter Hardy Cabbages?

… turns out they’re not hardy to -18°C, or whatever it was we missed.

The broccoli’s not looking too clever either, although I think it will survive

In fact, the frost even felled the water butt. The ice bowed out the base and turned it into a giant Weeble, without the ‘won’t fall down’ bit.

In fact the whole garden is looking pretty blah. I think the ground might have thawed enough to put a fork in, and I’ve digging still to do but today? Somehow I just didn’t fancy it.

How’s your garden looking?

14 Responses to Those Winter Hardy Cabbages?

  1. Kim says:

    Luck the pigeon didn’t get at them…

  2. Dom says:

    Not as damp as yours… although mine does consist of a few pots and hanging baskets.

  3. Kirsten says:

    Frozen solid and covered with snow but, as rare as that is around here, I’m enjoying it. Gives me more time for beheading that kudzu of the western US, Himalayan blackberry.

  4. WOL says:

    Pretty bare and brown. I need to clean out my beds start watering my irises so they’ll bloom nicely. I have drip hoses set in all my beds so all I have to do is attach the hose from the water faucet and turn it on for a set period of time (2 hours) My front yard really needs some attention. I have a lot of deadfall from the neighbors trees that needs clearing out too.

  5. disgruntled says:

    Kim – actually the pigeons might have administered the coup de grace as the cabbage heads have all been chopped off their stems which hasn’t helped
    Dom – fair enough
    Kirsten – is that like normal blackberry (or brambles)?
    WOL – watering isn’t something I have to worry about at least!

    • Kirsten says:

      I don’t know. It’s an burly, invasive hellion that grows 2 ft per week spring through fall. You know, the mythical monster that grows seven heads for each one cut off?

  6. Sarah says:

    Re cabbages: ours seem to be okay.

    Broccoli and spinach recovering.

    Pipes to outside taps fatally injured.

  7. Flighty says:

    Oh dear! The plot isn’t looking too bad at all and I spent a pleasant couple of hours working there on Sunday morning. xx

  8. disgruntled says:

    Sarah – I may have been too quick to blame the cabbages themselves, they may have been munched as well
    Flighty – lucky you

  9. As someone said to me this morning, ‘at least covered in snow all gardens are equal’

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