Yep, it snowed, but nothing down to sea level here. The surrounding hills are white again, and it got really cold!

image

From the frozen rain gauge, we can tell there’s 28mm of rainfall accumulation. A low of -4dC and a high of 9dC. It’s quite wet, and frosty, and cold. I have started uploading my weather data onto Weather Underground again, just the temperature and humidity of the Subtropical station.

image

The frozen forest garden. Had a walk around Sunday morning to find out what are the areas that don’t get frost bitten.

image

The subtropical area, clearly, didn’t made it this season, the tree lucerne will grow more dense and they will be able to do a better job next season, hopefully. Will see what made it into Spring.

image

Frosted pattern. Pittosporum?

image

Frosted hazelnut catkins.

image

Frosted almond buds, will be interesting to see if those buds will be alright?

image

The sign of a really harsh frost.

image

Caesar’s paw, frosted.

image

The rainwater catchment tank is frozen, the ice about 1cm thick.

image

The raised beds are all frosted, the saffrons are enjoying the cold.

image

Luckily I had the lemon and lime covered. And the waxeyes are enjoying a feast on the bird feeder.

image

Without further ado, I have built the new door for the greenhouse, and put the old mikroclima frost cloth back on. Should last for another year or two.

image

If you have too many old newspapers and magazines and boxes that you want to get rid of. Build a raised bed.

image

The Orchard Cottage this week. Totally frozen. I’m running out of space on this site too, am considering if I should pay for an upgrade or start another chapter on a new site?

Advertisements