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Confused by the weather change

The hot, dry weather which has lasted for more than a month has now given way to wind, cloud and intermittent soft, drizzly rain.

Having longed for this change for the sake of the plants, I now find I’m nostalgic for bright sun and penetrating heat. I’m never satisfied!

Long-lasting chicory flowers

There’s one plant which has changed its habits completely since the weather change.

In hot weather, chicory flowers shrivel up and die within a few hours of opening. In this sort of weather, they stay open all day.

This photo, of a dwarf plant growing in the middle of the drive, was taken in the afternoon.

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  1. July 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    HaHa. We’ve got your sunshine at last. It is up to 30 degrees here in the UK today, almost too hot now. we are having to water all our plants like mad!!

    • Damaris
      July 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I suppose you do deserve it after all this time.

      There were rumbles of thunder here this evening but no rain. In fact we’ve had hardly any rain at all, and that’s what we need most.

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