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I'm a bit worried about my magnolia stellata which is quite big and in a huge pot.

You do usually see the buds developing in winter ready for a march outburst but although they are not out they are very noticeable and bigger than usual for November.

Im just hoping they are not going to burst open around Christmas...lovely as that would be in one way .....and then the really cold weather finally kicks in!!

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So it has been extra mild where you are too then Melody!

i do remember a very mild winter here in Uk a few years back where on November 11th it was 60 degrees( about 16 centigrade) 

That year we had the cold weather in February mainly and also early March there was some snow as well.....so don't know whether that's what will happen is year! 

This year has been exceptionally mild here ....it looked like it might turn cold about ten days ago but has gone back to late summer early autumn temperatures again.

Mind you I live in the extreme south of England and on the coast so may be a bit colder in central and eastern/ north eastern bits not sure! 

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Well, we tend to have colder winters than you do, so those daffodils are going to regret their enthusiasm. But autumn has tended to be warmer and drier than normal in recent years, and this is the result.

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We only very occasionally get frosts down here so do miss them. It can occasionally get very cold about five years ago it was minus 8 consistently for about four days and we got frozen pipes for the first time!!  All the roads were iced up so couldn't use the car ( it's hilly where we are) But that's fairly rare really. 

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I love autumn. It’s my favourite season. All the others have their own beauties but as A4D says, autumn is so exhilarating.

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My only real gripe with Autumn is the increasing Dark days!! 

 

Actually there's an amazing six week period coming up soon when you can see the sun rise out of the sea in the south east and set in the sea in the south west. It's when the sunrise is about 7.40-45 so not too unreasonable to walk down to the cliff top or even from the top of the garden would see it.

when I first moved here and was still working so quite used to the early hours I used to make a point of trying to catch the sunrise out of the sea on the good days but am a little lazier now. But does give you a good idea why all those Greek myths arose around the sun.

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