Posted: 15/12/2011 at 12:27
It's not only in the UK that the seasons are topsy turvy. I'm in northern Spain, 500 metres above sea level, and this year we're having an unseasonably warm autumn. I have cosmos in full flower, loads of calendula better than in summer, some lavender still in flower, bergenias in flower and spring bulbs coming up all over the place. We usually have two or three copious snowfalls every winter, although sometimes they come in April! At the moment hurricane winds forecast for tonight - the same storm which will affect the UK. Batten downt the hatches!