Confusing weather?


What is going on ? It may be cloudy and wet, but it was 18c last night on the South Coast and its muggy again today .

Just as I was getting ready for the cosiness of autumn, it seems that our unpredictable climate has other ideas. And its not just humans who are confused – the long September drought and record temperatures is muddling the animal and plant kingdom.

In September there were fields of poppies reported in Dorset plus I saw clouds of butterflies around Sussex. The roses are flowering again not to mention a host of other wonderful flowers that I have seen still in full bloom – what’s happening in your garden?


Anyone know what this lovely climber is on the left?

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. liz Says:

    Yesterday here was very hot and wet – with mixed sun. When it cleared it was just too hot to be in the sun! Today it’s been bright and clear, so the temperature was somewhat cooler than yesterday.

    Roses are still out, as are Sweet Pea, Scabious, Cosmos, Geranium, Verbena and the list goes on… Very few things have died back here.

    Very strange weather at the moment…