Nature out of sequence

  hssutton 19:59 02 Dec 2013
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I was amazed today to see one of my flowering cherry trees bursting into flower, quite a stunning display. No doubt the anticipated cold snap forecast for this weekend will put paid to the beautiful blossoms

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:27 02 Dec 2013

Here in West Somerset there has been much spring-like growth in the road-side verges but, since the weather turned colder, that has already stopped.

  Aitchbee 20:49 02 Dec 2013

I have noticed, today, that some trailing jasmine plants [in 2 large hanging-baskets, protected from the frost on my verandah], are starting to show little white flowers. I didn't expect that to happen until springtime. [Glasgow]

  Forum Editor 21:41 02 Dec 2013

I think colder weather is on the way - certainly for Scotland, by the end of the week.

  Macscouse 22:52 02 Dec 2013

Forum Editor

Forecast up here in Nairn is for light snow on Thursday, with 60MPH winds, -3C all day Friday, and by Sunday at midnight, the temperature will be +10C. Discuss!

  sunnypete 18:30 03 Dec 2013

That will be a winter-flowering cherry on time, a lot of them round here but I haven't noticed flowers yet...

  hssutton 18:46 03 Dec 2013

sunnypete.

This particular tree normally flowers April time, as done for the past 15 years.

  Aitchbee 20:06 03 Dec 2013

... it might just be, that mankind is the one that is ' out of sequence ' and that Mother Nature just 'gets-on-with-it' and does what comes naturally ...

  sunnypete 09:27 04 Dec 2013

hssutton I stand corrected...of course, it is very mild at the moment, just wait for Boxing Day, if my memory of 62/63 is correct...

  hssutton 10:06 04 Dec 2013

sunnypete, are you trying to frighten me with your reference to 62/63, if so you're succeeding, as I hate the cold weather.

  Quickbeam 10:31 04 Dec 2013

I can stand old fashioned winters if we also get old fashioned summers like this year.

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