My latest thoughts on protecting plants for the winter are included in my Gardener in France blog.
"The barometer was at its highest for months and while the days were sunny and warm, the nights became progressively colder.
Then it happened: on Friday 21st October we had our first frost. It was just a light one that day but the following morning we were greeted by a liberal sprinkling of dazzling white frost crystals, sparkling in the morning sun.
By Sunday it was all forgotten; the barometer plummeted, the rain came and with it much milder weather. When will it return? Who can tell? But return it will and next time it will be harder."
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