Re: [pfaf] Re: Forever autumn?
- The snowdrops are out in London, another thing is that my honeysuckle is still flowering now in the last weeks of January!
Travis Philp <trphilp@...> wrote: Last year here in southern ontario canada we had a very extended fall. A friend of mine went canoing on her Christmas break which is unheard of around these parts. Except for a few flurries in November I don't think we got snow until after Christmas.
This year was a little more normalized in the fall but about two weeks ago we were getting temperatures well above freezing for a number of days, which is definetly not normal for this area. Whether or not humans are the cause, things are definetly warming up lately...
From: "Vanessa King" <merton.moonsilver@...>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:50:25 -0000
Subject: [pfaf] Re: Forever autumn?
Hi I think this is a global phenomenon - Im in Norfolk, East of England (Anglia) and last
month a week before Christmas I had a Himalayan Poppy in full bloom! It normally only
blooms in June. Now, mid-January we have not seen one Snowdrop yet - they are about
three weeks overdue - same with crocus and all the spring flowers!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, siderea <siderea@...> wrote:
> I have noticed the same thing here in coastal Northern California. Our
> usual over lap of fall and spring for a mild winter is shortening. Some
> of the sweetgums still held onto their fall dress till a storm came
> through last week. but the tulip magnolias, and some early plums and
> apples are blooming several weeks early. We just had the first thunder
> storm I can ever remember in January, having lived here all my life.
> Strange doings on the weather front....
> Clear skies and apple pies!
> lc Carol
> vic_doyle wrote:
> > Late late flowering and dropping of leaves.
> > I live in the Rhondda South Wales UK and approx 900' above sea level,
> > our growing season is usually about a month behind neighbouring areas
> > which are more like 500' above sea levels. I've noticed this year that
> > the leaves at the tops on my willow trees have still not yet dropped
> > off, and as I was taught 10 years ago when learning about taking willow
> > cuttings, that you can usually transplant after the second week of
> > November as the leaves will have all dropped off by then, this 2 month
> > extension of autumn is significant. Also I have still got chamomile
> > flowering, a little tatty maybe, but again this is significant,
> > especially as we are at altitude. No question really, I'm just happier
> > sharing this with the group!
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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