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Fuschia in December

It’s the week before Christmas and still extremely mild. I’m still using my summer-weight duvet, when normally by this time of the year I’m snuggling with a full 13-tog winter-weight quilt plus a blanket on top. My garden clearly has no idea of the seasons. I’m not entirely sure I can spell “fuschia”, but I’ve got four of them still flowering happily underneath my apple trees, in a sheltered south-facing spot. I’ve also got snowdrops coming through – they’re not in flower yet, but the shoots are coming through strongly. Even the grass is still growing, and could really do with being mown again.

I do hope that this continues and that we have a mild winter. I so hate having to dig myself out of foot-deep snow! But the signs are looking good so far…..

{ 5 } Comments

  1. pauld | 20 December 2015 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    got dafodils coming up, 6 inches tall, but currently under water !.

    Lets have snow, loads of it

  2. Sally B | 21 December 2015 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Being the way I am, I have to tell you it’s “fuchsia”!! Not that anyone else will worry.

  3. Richard P | 22 December 2015 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh dear, someone on the internet is wrong…

    Hope not to have to turn on the central heating, bah-humbug.

  4. Kevin | 23 December 2015 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Al the best for 2016


  5. pauld | 24 December 2015 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Errr. I just found i got 3 Rhubarbs growing quite well, not bad for Cumbria in Dec and given they’ve been under water 3 times !.

    think i’ll stick with fuschia, sounds better