Only a few days ago my Magnolias were full of flower buds. And, it took it only two cold frosty mornings to damage them. I feel really miserable. Everything in the garden is at least ten days beyond in compare to the last season and it comes out really slowly. And, these frosty mornings (it was -5°C this morning!) damaged the tender new leaves of perennials and flowers.
It is really unbelievable what frost can do!
Besides Magnolia, I have to cut down severely my ivy on the fence. I am afraid it is not only the frost damage because it started to yellow last summer. Maybe it was because a long period without rain and it only needs more watering. It can be really frustrating when plants that need years to mature and reach the wanted size suddenly deteriorate!
As I am now only moaning in this post, I will tell you that the roses had to be cut down almost to the ground (all of them!) where, thanks God, new shoots appeared.