Monday, August 08, 2016

Jasmine spring: 8-Aug-2016

The jasmine climbing the arch over the front gate has just started to give a heady spring scent today.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Climate variability and garden: Spring 2016

The jasmine started coming out properly yesterday morning, Saturday 6th August 2016.  A lone sprig had turned up eight days previous.  The bees are out and energetic (aggressive) today, whereas they weren't last weekend.

For the last several seasons, the spring flowers started quite early, in mid July.  I'm glad they're holding out this year, even though early August is still too early compared to the early 2000s.