Despite being 1.3ºC below the long-term average, we have seen generally a higher level of sunshine in the UK. In fact, it has been the third sunniest Novermber in a series from 1929.
It’s varied bright and sunny days brought out the flowers and kept leaves on the trees for longer.
Flowers respond to weather, not calendar
As the temperature gets lower, flowers wont be as abundant in the winter months. However, plants don’t just flower according to temperature, but also sunshine.
- This extra sunshine gives energy to the plants causing them to flower.
- It provides extra energy to trees as well. This will slow down the rate that the leaves turn brown and fall off.
These photos were taken in my garden just in the past few days!