A snowy weekend!

It snowed here yesterday morning for a few hours leaving several inches of powdery snow covering the ground.

This morning the horticultural society’s Christmas party was held in the trading shed.  There was less space than usual as we had taken delivery of the big once a year order for compost, etc.  a couple of weeks ago rather than in the New Year to save on the VAT increase.

The snow didn’t deter a good crowd from turning up to enjoy a couple of hours of chat, laughs, food, drink and a raffle. I actually won a prize, a £5 Sainbury’s gift card and a stainless steel wooden handled garden knife, both of which will be put to good use.

A few of us will be back there again tomorrow morning to do the annual stock take, which thankfully doesn’t take long, then we close up until early in the New Year.

On the way home I detoured to the plot for a quick look round!


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18 Responses to A snowy weekend!

  1. Betty says:

    I suppose one good thing about the snow is that it makes everyone’s plot look the same! We had a heavy snowfall yesterday too.

  2. Jenny Aspin says:

    Lol. I have a lovely mental image of you all making merry in the shed with a mound of compost gently steaming in the corner. 😉

    • Flighty says:

      Jenny that’s a vivid image but thankfully it’s all bagged! At this time of year the shed is normally almost empty and there’s lots of room but it was rather more cosy today. xx

  3. Glo says:

    Always pleasant to win a useful prize or two! Sounds like you had a jolly time in the shed, and it must indeed have felt like a Christmas gathering with the snow falling round about. I have watched some news/weather reports about the cold and snowy winter that has descended on the UK and the rest of Europe, which has also disrupted many plans for holiday travel. Here we are having temps around 4C which is slightly below the average of 6C. In 2008 we had a very cold winter, with piles of snow and I just saw on the weather network that two years ago today it was -10C, so no complaints from me this year (so far, anyway).

    I like the way the drifting snow on your blog falls across your plot photo ~ now you know Spring is cosied up under that white eiderdown, planning on waking up before you know it!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo it makes a change as I have previously won prizes that I’ve not needed or wanted which have gone back into the draw. Yes it was a pleasant way to end the gardening year.
      As you’ll have seen it’s caused chaos at the worst possible time for many people. It also makes for a long winter when it’s like this before Christmas!
      Once we’re into the New Year and it’s gradually getting lighter and, hopefully warmer then our horticultural optimism returns as we look forward to spring. xx

  4. Doris says:

    Congratulations on the prize! I was out walking today and the snow coated all the tree branches. We had fog as well which added hoar frost on all the tiny branches and shrubs. Quite lovely!

  5. Jo says:

    You’ve had more snow than us this time round, there’s only a covering here but it’s so cold that it’s not melting at all. It’s nice to have a get together in the trading shed. Well done on your raffle win, very useful prizes.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo it’s surprising to see how powdery it is here, which is an indication of just how cold it is. It was good that folks turned up as they did despite the weather. Thanks I’m well pleased with my prizes. xx

  6. Mildew says:

    Congrats on the raffle win, that knife looks great.

    I love the snow on your sunflower heads! Good to see that the birds on your plot can still get a bite to eat in the snow.

    • Flighty says:

      Mildew hello! Thanks, the knife is a surprisingly good quality one!
      Well spotted! I left all my sunflowers for the wildlife, and especially the birds who need all the help we can give them in this weather. xx

  7. nikkipolani says:

    Great prize, Flighty! And the plot looks like a sleeping wonderland, waiting for spring and butterflies and feathered friend visits.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki it’s the one I would have chosen if I’d had a choice! It’s very quiet as well, almost eeriely so. At the moment spring really can’t come soon enough. xx

  8. Mark Willis says:

    So, Flighty, will the £5 voucher be spent on more Calendula seeds, or what? The prospect of seeing their colourful flowers seems such a distant dream at present, with everything iced over!

    • Flighty says:

      Mark hello, and welcome! I think that I’ve got more than enough calendula seeds so I’ll have a good look round when I’m next in Sainbury’s to see what I can treat myself to.
      They were still in full flower with more to come in mid October! We’ll just have to make do with the header picture and any others I post for a while.

  9. NiC says:

    We didn’t get much of a turn out for our allotment mince pies and mulled wine (held the same day as yours)….only three non-c’tee members, nice to hear your’s did better! Still a good time was had by all round a nice warm brazier. Maybe we should have a raffle next year ….good idea.

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