Saturday, 21 April 2012

April weather *!?*!?#*?...

We are not impressed with the weather at the moment... The night frosts have wreaked havoc with seedlings and our Catalpa tree. Last year we started most of our seedlings in the grenier but with the limited light they tend to become leggy very quickly... 

This year we bought two plastic greenhouses... Elizabeth's flower seeds have thrived but unfortunately all the veg seedlings have suffered badly and have had to be moved back to the grenier. These courgette seedlings are beyond redemption!


We noticed this morning that our beloved Catalpa tree has also been badly damaged. The buds which were beginning to open are now blackened at the tips. We wonder if anyone has any experience of this happening and can tell us if it is likely to recover, either this season or next year?


This is what we were hoping to see in a few weeks....


4 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have not got a catalapa tree so I do not know what results may appear. I only know what is going on in my garden and it is not good! Even our one and only grape has succumbed to the cold nights in the last few days. I am sure it will survive but happy it is not. Our fig trees are battling to recover from winter, my only hope there is people tell me it is impossible to kill a fig tree! Diane

Susan said...

My guess is that it will survive, but Catalpas aren't quite as indestructable as Pawlonias. If it doesn't survive, I would replace with a Pawlonia.

ladyjustine said...

My courgettes also look a little tired and cold - and I lost a few of my mirabilis. I thought the French were silly, waiting for the 15th May - now I think I've learned my lesson!

Jean said...

It's such a shame when you have put all that effort into setting the seeds etc. That early warm weather fooled all of us and knocked us off our guard I think.