Looking good now
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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January 2012

January 2012 saw a reasonable rainfall of 42.2mm with the 18th being the wettest with 10.5mm. There were six air frosts with -3.9c on the 14th being the coldest night. The temperature rose to 12.9c on the 3rd, and with several warm sectors passing over us during the month the temperature reached double figures on twelve days. From the 29th a flow from the east became established and on the 30th only 3.4c was reached as a maximum. This cold spell looks set to carry on into February.