Can somebody tell me what happened this year? March and April up here in Cheshire were very cold due to constant Easterly winds. Little if anything grew in the garden and if it did it was so slow to develop leaves and flower buds on all herbacious plants from Penstemun, Phlox, Hostas to roses and other shrubs, were 3-4 weeks behind the usual. We then had in July and August temperatures similar to those we see in the West Indes in winter 88-90 degrees - for those who do not understand 28-30C!
Then all of a sudden it is September 24th and it has all gone. The temperature today was an exceptional 70 degrees but yesterday (Monday) was thick cloud and a chilly East air stream. The Met Office (in their wisdom got both yesterday and today completely wrong) although nothing unusual in that. The 2 months of summer we had, seemed to pass so quickly it is as though we missed it.
How has you summer been?