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AmyO
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2" of nice fluffy stuff for us in Vermont! It's still only 19f tho'!! We could use another foot of snow to help insulate the ground & plants! :(

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Boland
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We ended up with 25 cm of snow...looks like winter may be here for the next couple of months at least. Too little too late in regards to insulation...our frost is probably deeper now thatn its been for years.  Will remain to be seen if the Crocosmia survives this winter.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

cohan
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Todd wrote:

I can only imagine such cold!  We have dropped as low as -13 C this winter..which is still quite mild.  As I type this, we have no snow but expecting 20 cm tomorrow.  Long range is for rain and 7 C next week so with any luck, this next snowfall will melt again.

Todd- yes, zone 5 is unimaginably mild for us...lol-- though really so far we have had only a couple of nights in November near -30, and this week of cold- nothing really- and we'll be above freezing and sunny in a couple of days! Having spent 10 years in zone 5/6 Toronto, I have to say though, that its not so much that winter is nicer there (sounds like this year there would be pretty easy to take!)- definitely more slush, ice and damp cold than we ever see here, and there could be some quite vicious cold windy weather in Jan/Feb with fairly heavy snowfalls, but rather its the fact that the winter is much shorter than here that is most notable, and the fact that spring, (long hot) summer and fall are actually all seasons of substance there! Here its 6 months of winter and 6 months of not quite as cold, with a tiny nearly frost free chunk in the middle of that...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

cohan
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Today is our 'cold' day for the week- high of -5C (that's right on for normal, and the coldest day we've had in several; overnight normal low is -18C, none of those in the last some days) tomorrow +7C, then above freezing the whole week (daytime)! Some January!....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Tim Ingram
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We probably get much more excited about snow when it comes, and much less ready to deal with it! This the first day we have had this winter when it has even stayed down close to freezing, with fine sleety snow. I must admit to enjoying it when the snow does come - the landscape just lights up and life slows down a little.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Steve Newall
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Have been away picking seeds for a day or two . It snowed overnight http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/195741/midsummer-snow-south . Still harvested the next day but having fun getting it all dry now . Mandy doesn't look all that happy with how much I brought back

Balclutha , New Zealand

Hoy
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Not much snow here just bone cold. However the sun shines from a clear blue sky. A pity the days are still very short.

Jandals, are you sure it is seed in all those trash saks?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Steve Newall
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700 trash sacks of seed heads. Harvested from introduced weeds

Balclutha , New Zealand

cohan
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That's a lot of weed seeds! Those are destined for burning?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Steve Newall
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Actually,Cohan, it's a curious sort of win-win situation in the environmental awareness stakes . I remove the seeds of bad weeds in NZ  ( Sedum acre in this case ) and they end up on green roofs in Europe . Everybody is happy .

I used to collect seeds of our finest alpines but relatively few people grow them so now I collect seeds from weeds . I guess they are easier to grow

Balclutha , New Zealand

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