Originally Posted by Patrick
Last winter was terrible. Here in the Netherlands is was also around minus 20 degrees. It was a long time ago that it was so cold. Almost my whole collecting was destroyed. I've saved three Musa Sikkimensis. But i've seeded new ones.
Sometimes it gets even to Slovakia (the temperatures in the Central Europe are quite low, but not that extreme in the lowland where I live). We have every winter from -7°C to -14°C, the winter of 2006 was extreme with -17°C. The most important thing is that the temperatures are constant during the whole winter, so we have always -8°C for example and than skip to -12°C for a few nights and back again... The average January temperature (coldest month) is about -2°C, which is quite good.