Last day of September today, it’s almost unbelievable, as I have been in my garden for most of the day and it was 30 degrees out there in the afternoon! We are experiencing some very unusual warm weather at the moment, not that it hasn’t been warm in September before; it has - and it is quite common with a spell of warm weather sometime in September, but not 30 degrees, and not for such a long period as we have had now.
THE BEST PICTURE OF MY CAT, a photo I used for last year’s Christmas cards, just scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the photo to get a larger version if you like.
Speaking of Christmas cards, I need to start planning this year’s cards soon! With this great weather I haven’t really got the feeling of urgency yet, it still feels like summer, but my presents and cards needs to be sent before 10th December, which is exactly 10 weeks till tomorrow, 1st October. Those 10 weeks goes quickly, very quickly by experience. But I can’t really get into the right spirit of creating Christmas cards when we have 30 degrees outside! My garden is also a bit confused over this weather, and as I have written about before, I have plants flowering that shouldn’t flower, and now I have plants shedding leaves that shouldn’t shed their leaves! It turns out that I am not the only one with summer flowering Hellebores this summer, SEE MY POST HERE.
I have found a short film from BBC weather about the confusion facing many plants and trees around the UK these days due to the weather, YOU CAN SEE THE FILM HERE.
Well, that’s it for tonight, I will be working in my garden tomorrow and Sunday, and I’ll update you when there is anything to report, until then, take care, and see you soon :-)