frost pocket


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frost pocket

[′frȯst ‚päk·ət]
(meteorology)
A parcel of cold air in a hollow or at a valley floor, occurring when nighttime terrestrial radiation is greatest on valley slopes.
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However, with spring on its way, I knew it wouldn't be long before the saw-whet, the sundew, and that arctic frost pocket lured me to Cranesville once more.
Hannah Stephenson offers tips on taking softwood cuttings Living in a frost pocket, as I do, it's inevitable that each year I lose plants which are on the tender side, leaving gaps in my beds and borders which need to be filled.
Anyone who has seen the e ects of frost on rhododendrons - the twisting and puckering of leaves, even split bark - should know never to plant in a frost pocket, or where early morning sun shines on plants that are still frozen.
Is it in a frost pocket, exposed to prevailing winds, sheltered by hedges, walls or fences?
This ancient quarry garden is a bit of a frost pocket, with good autumn displays of acers and colchicums.
Be warned, though, that if your garden is in a frost pocket, like mine, you may be restricted to the deciduous forms unless you can find a sheltered spot.
Is it in a frost pocket, exposed to prevailing winds, or sheltered by neighbouring hedges, walls or fences?
Bottom of a slope that has a fence or wall across it creating the perfect collecting point for cold air - a frost pocket - not a place to plant a tender fuchsia but an excellent spot to grow some leeks.
If you live in a cold part of the country or your garden is in a frost pocket, just remove any infected leaves.
This area is a frost pocket, with the fast moving and always cold water rushing through it.
Be warned, though, that if your garden is in a frost pocket you may be restricted to the deciduous forms unless you can find a sheltered spot.