I took all these photos at 5.30 this morning. It was -2°C and the pretty severe frost covered all the garden. The water froze in the birdbath.
Many plants were covered in ice and looked droopy. I knew that most of them would recover, but I am not sure about Japanese Persimmon. It still looks droopy. I'm afraid I lost this year's crop for good.
I am devastated, really.
The peonies recovered, thank God.
Hosta this morning, doesn't look much better now.
Such late April frost is not uncommon in the continental climate. That's why I never rush to planting sensitive species of vegetables, such as courgettes, cucumbers and tomatoes, before the 1st of May.
As they announced the cold night on TV yesterday, I went to cover them with flies.
Early cabbage, kohlrabi and celeriac look undamaged.
It was raining yesterday. The ground was not so wet as I expected and I went out to plant the courgettes and cucumbers in the vegetable garden. I hope this will prevent the slugs to crawl to my plants. I must say, I haven't found any slug in the garden yet! Only a few under the compost cover where I can easily cut them into halves with a knife. Sorry.
15 slimy now ex-slugs!
I hope it is not too early for the climbing bean. The temperature dropped to 6°C in the morning.
The lemon balm will soon be ready to cut. I love to put it into the summer drinks with lemon and mint. I am going to dry some for the winter.