Apparently Monday was Christchurch's coldest daytime temperature since 1918...and my garden looks it. Not a dusting of snow, not a small amount of snow, but large, fluffy over 1/2 a foot of snow. It was gorgeous. It stayed for the 3 days on the ground in the coldest parts of the garden. You should have seen the poor chooks wading around braving snow up to their bellies.