Corncockle in full flower 3/12/19 central southend on sea

garyd52garyd52 Posts: 28
Global warming ? or has anyone seen it before ?.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Lovely! I haven’t got those but I’ve got lots of other plants still in flower,   You’ll get some cold weather soon living in the East coast😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • What a lovely display of Corncockle flowers, our Corncockle finished flowering in late September. Definitely a sign of global warming.

  • garyd52garyd52 Posts: 28
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    They have usually finished here by late July I collect the seed and broadcast and usually I see nothing until the following Spring but this year they seem to have different ideas lol, just out of the pic I also have Borage flowering well and common daisies( Bellis Perennis) are also floweing still , it's a small 7 year old wildflower meadow /wild garden which has the rareities of Night flowering Catchfly and Deptford Pinks amongst it's 38 native species of flowering plants ( 47 species in all ) .
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    I have some borage and Crazy  Daisy’s.,
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • garyd52garyd52 Posts: 28
     Lyn, Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. ? Burrator way ? or maybe towards Roadford ?.I used to visit your area a lot and miss that wildness ( but not the wind) very much .Still I do what I can to recapture a teensy bit of that wildness amongst the Candy Floss and tower blocks .

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Before moving here we were about 10 minutes from Roadford, now we are nearer to the Moor, Tavistock way ish.  Not only the wind, we are 960’ up, so nothing to stop the weather.
    I have found a way of gardening now, what grows grows, what get blown over stays over😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • garyd52garyd52 Posts: 28
    I love Roadford it's one of my most fave reservoirs and holds some very good trout , you may have guessed that my Devon trips were mostly about fly fishing and i've fished all the reservoirs around Dartmoor and quite a few rivers and streams , but I also have friends in Kingsbridge and Plymouth , but I digress , believe it or not my garden is probably almost as windy as yours but it's caused not by it's elevation but the many tall buildings close by. It's been a pleasure to communicate with you Lyn my best wishes in all that you do .
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Never were any tall buildings when I used to go to Southend only the scenic railway and the wild mouse in the Kursaal. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • garyd52garyd52 Posts: 28
    You would not know the town now , I was born almost dead opposite that scenic railway in a cafe/restaurant just off the seafront and on the other side of the road opposite the wall of death, and then for a short while in the 80's I had a social housing flat that stands on the very ground where the bowl slide was .It's a sad plasticised shadow of it's former self and were I younger and not so bound to what it once was there's no way I would be here .I did have 2 years in Perth W.A in the mid 60's as a 12 year old lad and 18 very happy months in Bristol at the end of the 70's but I always got drawn back here because it was a vibrant place with a heart and a soul but all that is now long gone i'm afraid .
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Sounds awful now Gary,  get yourself and family down here, I don’t think there’s anywhere could be better for heart and soul, I give thanks every single day that I’m here. 
    Hopefully your flowers will hand on for the New Years Flower Count  thread,  I’m sure someone will start it on the 1st. Jan. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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