October warmth good for flowers and trees

No sign of Mr Frost as yet here in Southern UK .Early statistics for October up to the 28th of the month suggest this October is likely to be one of the warmest in records dating back to 1910. Many  flowers have continued to bloom and my garden is  full of some beautiful flowers enjoying the lack of cold weather to date. http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/

The mild start to autumn is producing a spectacular display of autumn colours as this has delayed the progress of trees shedding their leaves by two weeks.

Records submitted by the public to the Woodland Trust show that red, yellow, brown and orange tints are finally appearing on ash, elder, oak and horse chestnut trees around the UK around 14 days later than the average recorded over the last 12 years.

The observations submitted to the trust’s Nature’s Calendar project also show this has been one of the best years for autumn fruit and berries in the last decade.http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/21/weather-autumn-colours

 

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