Sub-tropical mayhem in Twickenham
The weather is cool and gloomy but the garden is a riot of gorgeous orange cannas, deep red and purple penstemon and yellow dahlias. YAY!
The apples are all falling and I can’t keep up with them – the birds and wasps are feasting. The scent is amazing – sort of kitchen cum cider factory, mixed with the sweetness of the eleagnus which imparts a sort of marshmallow flavour over it all – a sweet shop smell has enveloped the place.
How long can it last ? The cold nights have started – it was a mere 7C on sunday night – and I am beginning to think that the heating should be on in the mornings when I step into a decidedly chilly bathroom – yuk.
I recently signed an online petition to change our daylight hours to BST+1 in winter and BST+2 in summer. My Dad used to fondly remember “double summertime” during the war when daylight saving was essential to conserve power. What a simple way to reduce emmissions and help stop Climate Change. How wonderful to get up in the mornings and not have to scurry about in the dark – so depressing.
- 23 Sep, 2008
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