Plants in the UK Think It’s Spring Again

October 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM Leave a comment

Hey, thank God Global Warming’s a myth huh?

Via the BBC:

UK plants are flowering for a second time this year because of the unseasonably warm weather.

With temperatures soaring, plants such as foxglove and cowslip, which usually flower in the spring, are in full bloom six to eight months early.

Cold nights experienced across the UK in August are thought to have led to the early onset of autumn colours.

This warmer spell now has plants acting like it is spring.

Gardeners at the Kew’s Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex said they are working from a “new rule book” to keep up.

“It is a very unsual year…I’ve been gardening for 30 years and have never seen anything like this,” said Wakehurst Place’s head Andy Jackson.

“We are increasingly seeing that plants are not synchronised with what the weather is doing,” he added.

I have a Master Gardener degree from Colorado State University.  If I saw oh, say, a lilac blooming right now I would be downright scared.  That would be a sign that the planet’s rhythm, its natural order, is totally fucked up.


Entry filed under: Nature, Science, The Environment, Weather, Etc., The World.

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