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17/07/2014 at 21:05

We have just enjoyed our first summer's day this year. Hooray!  A stunning 26 degrees Celcius.

But already some plants are over and gone. And the hours of darkness are definitely getting longer.

What plant is the first one that heralds the end of summer for you? For me it is seeing the buds of the Sedum spectabile begin to colour. Fortunately, the buds are still pale green. Time for another spritzer.

17/07/2014 at 21:07
When the veggies like runner beans come out , then have a big bonfire
17/07/2014 at 21:11

I was thinking of making a bonfire of mine today, and then I saw two miniature beans, all of 1 cm long. Two beans!!!! I'll give them another chance.

17/07/2014 at 21:19

Waite till you see them up high and glow. you will never forget and ever find them in the garden.

(tin hat on, now)

I can hear coming!

17/07/2014 at 21:19

Pansy face.......your first summer's day??  It's been summer here for weeks.

However, I guess high summer is when heleniums, dahlias, agastaches, cannas and most else come together in an explosion of colour. So.....few more days yet.

17/07/2014 at 21:22

Our first summer's day, yes.

Edd, you are way ahead of me.....

17/07/2014 at 21:28

When the sun goes down and they become summer nights....oh oh those summer ni-iiightsssss (sorry that is meant to be a tribute to Grease....couldn't resist ) I think the us has affected me 

17/07/2014 at 21:29

It's OK OL, I like that song.

17/07/2014 at 21:32
On this estate, the end of summer could be when the crimbo lights go up!
17/07/2014 at 21:35

That should have said 'sun has affected me' Glad you like it Pansy but just as well you can't hear me singing it 

17/07/2014 at 21:39

..I tend to think summer is over when the Last Night of the Proms takes place... hasn't long started, so we've a way to go

17/07/2014 at 21:40

I would offer my body for a bucket of snow! 

17/07/2014 at 21:42
Give over David, im in the mids too, it aint that warm
17/07/2014 at 21:51
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Give over David, im in the mids too, it aint that warm


...praps I'm nearer the chimneys than you......twas 36c inside the parked car this afternoon.

17/07/2014 at 21:55

If I offered my body all I'd get is a bucket of snow

17/07/2014 at 21:56
Ok, it probably was pretty warm in a car! But you arent in it now are you? Ive had to put a cardi on! Not cold but not sweltering
Men tend to suffer more than women in the heat, my OH is lying on the bed with the fan on, bless him
Anyway its chimley round here!
17/07/2014 at 21:57

I'd just get the bucket...thrown at me 

17/07/2014 at 22:00
Id get paid to stop offering!
17/07/2014 at 22:03

Quite right.. I'm on heat!

17/07/2014 at 22:05
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