Saturday, 9 January 2016
January is off to a pretty wet start as we had another wet day on Thursday with 9.8mm (0.39”) of rainfall bringing our monthly total up to 32.0mm (1.26”) already. Friday was much brighter with a few short sunny spells. Neither day was particularly cold for early January.
Over the last couple of winters I've posted about our next door neighbour’s geranium. It’s growing outside but with some shelter as it’s planted under a bay window. This gives it protection from the worst of the wet weather and no doubt protects it from the worst of any cold weather as well. I can’t remember it not being in flower over the last couple of winters and with our mild weather this year it’s in flower now.
The other great survivor is a lonely apple on one of our garden apple trees. Despite the winter’s storms it’s hanging on and has seen in the new year.
It’s attached to a fairly substantial branch so I’m surprised the blackbirds haven’t pecked at it.
Wonder if the geranium and apple will survive the cold spell forecast to arrive over the next few days.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 11:35