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  • Its carnage out there!

    sheiladearing on 13 Apr 2010 at 10:59 AM


    A couple of weeks back I heard Chris, the Rosemoor Curator questioned on how our garden and its plants had faired over the winter.
    I butted in; only half joking…
    ‘Its carnage out there!’ I said.


    An off the cuff comment maybe, but close enough to the mark to curtail any laughter. Later, I was out in the garden digging out dead plants and lamenting our bad luck to a lady who stood close by…
    ‘We’ve had snow and ice for weeks’ I said, ‘and temperatures down to minus fifteen!’
    If I was seeking words of consolation I was out of luck…
    ‘I shouldn’t complain if I were you’, she muttered, up north we get winters like this practically every year!’ True enough I thought, but we don’t, and that’s why the impact on our garden has been so severe

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