Still cannot believe how mild it has stayed this Winter..
All these were taken this evening. I cant believe the Oriental Poppy is trying to flower!
Those Cyclamen have been flowering non stop for 5 months
Suits me, I don't like all that white stuff.
We've only had 2 proper frosts where it says frozen all day in the shade.
Except for the wet and windy time I've been able to play outside most days
To me, it seems the same as the last couple of years, colder weather coming later, just in time for lambing,
noticed that even though the leaves have been shed, some of the plants are still holding onto a few and some of the bushes have the start of leave buds, though I do thing the snow will be on its way, I really don't like the snow never mind it wont be here for long.
Time for some winter sowing I think as all the seeds I sowed in November are well on their way!
I worry what a frost will do to these young plants though as they are too advanced for the time of year really.
It may be mild but i'm soooo fed up with this rain. We've had flooding here again today and its still raining. My poor garden is under water, I really hope my plants survive.
I must look through my seeds. I did the early sow but I haven't looked at the january sow yet. It will be February soon.
I bring the seedlings into the cold greenhouse when they germinate higgy. I've never lost them yet. Sometimes my sow in autumn, germinate in spring gets out of sync and I have babies to see through winter
sending my condolences to your plants Star, I'm pretty sure I've lost all my penstemons and gladioli.
However, I do have a hebe still in flower and a gypsophila raised from seed last year
Please don't be encouraged to sow seeds too early, because of current mild spell. You will probably get lots of failures, and if they do do well it may not be possible to plant them out and they will be weak and straggly. Keep to your normal timings.
Hope they are wrong, but I've been told snow is coming in a couple of weeks
if they say snow is coming that means it isnt :P