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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then it forms a frost pocket. Even a solid hedge will stop the frost draining away, so opening a space in it will allow the frost to flow out of your garden.
A slightly sloping garden with a hedge across the lowest point means a certain frost pocket in front of the hedge.
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.
Don't try and grow sub-tropical plants in a massive frost pocket, like my friend with his Bougainvillea, in the coldest valley in the Borders.
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.
This is a bit of a frost pocket, quite a cold garden, but we've made a lot of improvements to the soil, and roses particularly grow well."
Is it in a frost pocket, exposed to prevailing winds, or sheltered by neighbouring hedges, walls or fences?