Tuesday, 7 November 2017

I picked...

These last few flowers from my garden before the predicted first seasonal frost arrived:
As it happens, the predicted temperature was 4C but despite getting down to 1.5C, we had no frost. The next night we did, -1.5C.

I don’t think I have seen lavender re-flowering, nor roses or snap dragons flowering non-stop, for quite a few years. Whilst it is amazing, it does indicate a shift in the seasons and temperatures rising slightly, later in the year. The orange rose, Abraham Derby still smells heavenly but the lavender has no smell. Not surprising really when it needs the hot sun to release its oils. Still pretty though.

Unless things change this year, we won’t have had a good session of snow for quite a few years!

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7 comments:

  1. I had been longing for snow for years back at the smallholding where we were only half a mile from a gritted road and a 4x4 - but we never had much. Now we are 5 miles from a road that would be gritted or cleared and we've no longer got a 4x4 s we'll probably get snowed in!

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  2. Those flowers in the vase look lovely. Same here with the lavendar and also the nasturtiums - full bloom. Gives a bit of colour to an otherwise shade of autumnal browns in the garden!

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    1. Just a shame the roses don’t fully open though.

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  3. I do believe our seasons are changing. This is the second year the strawberries have flowered and started to produce fruit in September.

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    1. This time last year we had pears and blossom on the tree.

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  4. Move to Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Alberta and you will have more snow than you know what to do with. Glad to say things warmed up a bit today, well by this afternoon so my walk was an enjoyable one.

    God bless.

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