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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Bizarre December

After a couple of sharp frosts last month, the weather has turned strangely mild - some days have been sunny with temperatures up to 16 degrees but mostly it's rather wet. The trees are bare but the grass keeps growing and the garden doesn't really seem to know what season it is.

The cotoneaster is still holding its autumnal gold leaves but elsewhere seems nearer to Spring ...

the winter jasmine feels like its almost finished flowering

I don't have daffodils or snowdrops in flower, as I've seen reported from elsewhere but the bergenias and polyanthus are definitely out

and this alpine strawberry seems to think it's summer - I doubt the fruit will ripen though, there's not enough sunshine!

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