Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Confused by the weather change

July 25, 2012 2 comments

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.