Category Archives: Climate

Globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are drunk…

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I can only assume my Artichokes are drunk! I have a raised bed which is stuffed with them, I like to grow them for the bees, which adore the huge flowers in summer. Massive purple thistle like heads open up around July time. They are so massive they look like they are straight from Jurassic times. I can only assume it’s been so mild this winter they think it’s early summer and have grown their huge buds early!

I hope this won’t affect the plants through the year, I’m not entirely sure what to do. They have been there for about 8 years so maybe with age they get confused. It could be time to sow some more incase they die this year? Have you noticed anything odd in your garden or plot, would love to hear from you.

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Very Odd

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A butterfly just decided to fly into our kitchen – In January?

Flowers are still flowering from last year, what on earth is going on?

Usually in January everything is pretty much dead or sleeping. It’s a very different January indeed.

Please bare in mind I don’t live in an area that is normally associated with mild weather. The North West of England is wet and cold mostly all year round, expect for our ‘one week of summer’.

Well people who say the climate isn’t changing really need to travel more and see what’s going on around the world as this, my friend, isn’t normal at all!