freezing weather and spring flowers...

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  1. Shaneoak

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    Hi,

    Hope you're all well.

    W have had minus 4 here last night in Leeds and it looks like it's continuing for the rest of April (joy!). Will this affect Tulips, Alliums and hyacinth blooms and foliage?

    Cheers
     
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    All those early bloomers don't care. They are used to late frosts and unless the weather drops below -10°C they will just cease growth until it gets warmer.

    Some bulbs already came through in December and they have grown even after being frozen for a week in -15°C.
     
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      oh good! That's a relief! I read somewhere that Tulips get affected by -2. Thanks.
       
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      Plants , bulbs can be more resilient than we think they are they may leven look dead then hey presto they growing so dont worry
      i had a climber at the back of garden it seemed it was killed by winter frost it looked dead and withered but to my surprise 2 weeks ago its got new shoots coming
       
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        Thank you. They've all been fine and dandy and it's still minus 2 at night here .
         
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