Last week I had the chance to get home early so I could move under shelter the frost sensitive plants we have still outside, as we were forecast some frost on the Thursday morning.
Well frosts did arrive and a thin layer of white crystals were all over the garden when I gave it a quick inspection in the morning. Alas I was in a rush to go to work so I wasn't able to take frosty photos but for a few moments I was able to take in the sights and take note of the distinctive scent of frozen vegetation in the air.
Fortunately the frosts didn't last long and they were all probably gone an hour or so after I've gone to work and the temperatures afterwards have been much milder.
So how did the garden react from the visit of jack frost?
Some got frazzled...
Some got the trigger to finally start shedding its leaves like the Kalopanax above...
And this Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (which has grown well, not bad for a tree bought for £1).
Some look surprisingly unaffected by the frost despite looking like the sort that will mush at the faintest touch of it...
Whilst some continue to hang on to their leaves ignoring the frosty trigger.
Hopefully there won't be any visit from jack frost for quite some time after this, cross fingers!