Growing sub-tropical plants in a cool climate (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Another Record Low - and eventually, the thaw
Castlederg managed to break the Northern Ireland record low again, on the morning of 23 December 2010, reaching -18.6C and endured several more 'double digit' lows before the thaw finally arrived on Boxing Day. The thaw itself brought slippery pavements, burst pipes and unusual events such as ice flows in rivers and cases where ice was thrown up over river banks, as in this picture of the River Lagan a couple of miles from Belfast City Centre. Damage to plants will become more apparent in the coming days & weeks but cordylines and chamaerops palms look as though they have been badly hit.