March certainly belongs to winter this year and has not heralded the start of spring as we normally expect.The spring bulbs are shivering in very cold temperatures with snow covering much of the UK as the coldest March for 27 years spreads its icy grip across the country.
Looks like this freeze is set to continue well into April with predictions that Easter might be very white this year.
Cold weather, particularly frost, causes the water in plant cells to freeze, damaging the cell wall. Frost-damaged plants are easy to spot, their growth becomes limp, blackened and distorted. Evergreen plants often turn brown and the leaves of tender plants take on a translucent appearance.