Gardens going to the dogwoods

This is a year we’ll remember: drought in July, monsoon in August and now the warmest October on record.

28th October, 2006

This is a year we’ll remember: drought in July, monsoon in August and now the warmest October on record.

My miniature coronet trees are still hung with apples (huge and growing sweeter by the minute), and berries have never been better - an eight-year-old, ten-foot tall holly has produced them for the first time.

Even odder, I have a sprinkling of self-seeded lavender in full bloom and daffodils pushing up, unheard of in...

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