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Can you believe our area has a frost warning tonight? picked all the sweet peas.

flowering rose

It  is chilly  down here and there is an air of  Autumn and the flowers are dying back. The  blackberries and sloes are ripe ,goodbye summer!


But I'm not ready yet


My dahlia has only just started blooming 


same here . . manchester  theres a chill in the air and the smell of autumn . got more spuds up today and picked loads of beans .got onions and shallots  drying out natures cycle goes on


hollie hock

No way, it's too early! Have to say I noticed loads of blackberries in the hedges today. I'm ever an optimist, I'm planning for an Indian Summer


I know we've had some lovely weather but I do feel cheated that its gone chilly so early I was hoping for at least a couple more weeks of warmish weather.  It's felt more like September the last week or so.


Sure Fairy will confirm (sorry I mean hope she will) that it's a very short season ooop north.  I'm getting fed up of throwing good money after bad so will watch what she grows (think she's very clever). Just crawling - don't need a driving lesson or anything


Thats unreal can't have frosts in August.  I'm sure there is a law against it somewhere

No! No! Noooo!!!. Summer can't have up and gone. I haven't finished with her yet. There's still lots to do. I'm POSITIVE the warmer weather will come back.  I believe Hollie Hock, we are going to have an Indian Summer.  As I said in an earlier post the other day, When children were small we never went on holiday until the 2nd or 3rd week of August and the weather was always gorgeous. 


Well - you will live in Scotland LP!  

Autumn starts at the beginning of August here -short season Lesley right enough. Not sure about being clever - just been around for a while....

Driving lessons - very good!



August is traditionally the warmest month along with July,at least in England. But we live in strange times and nothing is as it once was 


Here in the Fens, I needed a hot water bottle last night Am worried about toms ripening if it carries on being this cold, especially at night.


Me too artjak,I have many that are still green


blue clear skies here .up at 4-30 am long shift at the mill 


But of course on the Isle of Man, it's still lovely - warm and lots of sunshine  


Not one of the dark,satanic mills archie?


in one cocker40 years this year

Woodgreen wonderboy

I don't think frosts are possible with the ground having a store of heat.... at least I very much hope so  


OK as we're all getting gloomy about autumn being on our doorstep,here's a short poem about spring to cheer us up.

The Seedling


Time to wake my little one,

from seed case split your miracle begun,


to stir the thaw in winter's chill,

verdant thrust on window sill.


to shame a diamond's lifeless stone,

this living jewel is all your own,


to hurry the morning into his sky,

and trap the sun in your dewdrop eye.