Will the ‘Real’ Season Please Stand Up…
Nature Seems Confused!
I have taken all of these photographs in my garden today and it would seem that nature is pretty confused.
Here in the UK, 2011 has seen some crazy weather.
Summer arrived in April and May and we had the hottest Spring on record and one of the driest.
The real Summer in June, July and August was one of the coolest and dullest on record.
Autumn arrived early at the end of August.
From the last week of September upto today we are having a heat wave.
October 1st hit a new record of 29.9°C!
It’s the first week of October, yet there is something from every season in flower.
Holly: My Holly tree is loaded with fabulous red berries at least a month early!
Aubretia: Normally, Aubretia is one of the first signs of Spring and is in flower with the Daffodils and Tulips.
Gaaura Lindheimeri Pink Dwarf: This delightful little flower is normally a sure sign Spring is here!
Polemonium Reptans: Pretty small blue blooms flower late Spring - early Summer.
Lupin Bud: The Lupin is one of the first plants to flower in early Summer, this Lupin is in bud and about to flower for the third time this year.
Gaillardia Arizona Sun: There are more buds on this Gaillardia Arizona Sun now than there were in the Summer!
Begonia: This Begonia seems to have a whole new lease of life and has more blooms now than it did in the middle of Summer.
Petunia: This Petunia should have finished flowering weeks ago!
Garden Mums: These Garden Mums have got it right!
Normally these beautiful blooms fill our gardens with colour again in Autumn, as our Summer flowers finish flowering, this year though there is competition for attention.
Our unseasonal temperatures are certainly confusing nature, which is why I am sharing all 4 seasons with you in one day!
Now I’m getting confused….
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