We put the clocks forward last night. It’s now Summer Time! However, nature is thinking otherwise and from flowering crocus, snowdrops and wild Hepatica nobilis (blåveis) everything is white this morning!
Everything was much brighter today after a very wet Wednesday and wet heavy snow was weighing all the branches down and I even had to avoid hanging branches to get out of the front door. Wonderful to have some snow at last, but it sadly won’t last… Below are pictures of hazel in flower (the branches bent so far that the catkins are pointing upwards) and my yew tree bent so far that it touches the ground.
A delayed Xmas this year, celebrating at the weekend when my daughter is here….spent the wait sowing seed and the 54th milk carton seed tray for 2019, perennials for stratifying outside! Yes, I need a session with Seeds Anonymous (SA)
Woke up this morning to a beautiful sight of deep snow on the balcony and mother of pearl clouds (perlemorskyer) in the sky. Added to the garden full of birds all day (still over 200 waxwings / sidensvans), a white-tailed eagle soaring over the bay and herons (gråhegre) flying past, it doesn’t get much better. I even enjoyed the hour shoveling snow!
Apparently there hasn’t been so much snow in Trondheim for 93 years so early in December (much less snow here than higher up though).
However, the forecast tomorrow is +8C and 30mm of rain…with the soil below frozen, this could become quite a mess!
The ever-changing view, friday was windy and this morning’s surprise whiteness…the first of the autumn, No panci at getting up the carrots, parsnip and perennials for forcing as it’s unlikely to freeze for a while!
Several days with snow showers and we now have the deepest snow for this time of year since 1986!
Under the thick layer of snow the soil is unfrozen, a good winter for the plants! Difficult to believe I harvested some 15 plants from the garden earlier this week!