The weather has improved over the last few days, so I have been able to get out into the garden to do a bit of basic maintenance. Over the winter there has been a whole run of days where the temperature has been well below freezing. This has left my water butt by the greenhouse completely frozen.
Rosie blogged this recently where the butt bulged at the bottom and fell over. I rolled the butt over again and tried to remove the ice, but it was far too solid to make an impression on. The collar has split and the water butt (an old slip carboy) is a write off.