Strange growth for the time of year.

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Strange growth for the time of year.
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:39 »
Wasn't sure whether to put this in GYO, General Gardening or Chatting, as no doubt there will be some overlap.

If put it in GYO as I'm kicking it off with that subject. I mentioned in another thread a neighbouring plot holder having 1' high peas in flower. Here they are. Anybody else got something well in advance?

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 11:23 »
DD did he plant them on purpose or are they self set from last season?
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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 11:26 »
Spoke to him this morning when I took the photo. They are planted on purpose and are a risk. He admits that last year they wouldn't have made it.

He's got artichokes about 3' high, that he says should not get that tall until May. (I know nowt about artichokes!).

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 11:54 »
I have some volunteer potatoes that are knee high already! I keep meaning to clear them away but am curious to see how they do.

Also have daffodils in pots that are 18" tall and have buds on and a couple of swedes have thrown up flower spikes. and the Long-Tail Tits are flirting with each other and setting up in one of my nest boxes!

This time last year the ground on my plot was frozen solid and nothing was growing except icicles  :)
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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 11:55 »
I've just mown the lawns.  :ohmy:

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 12:39 »
I have a strawberry plant that has flowers on it. Very strange - non of the rest have and I suspect the first hard frost will kill them off.

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 12:56 »
most of the artichokes around us a re growing well. And one of my parsnips has started on its 2nd-year growth - better dig it up quick.

But no buds on our goosegogs yet?

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 13:16 »
The climbing hydrangea plants have healthy buds on them.
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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 13:29 »
I took cutting from my Geraniums in Oct expecting the usual frosts to have killed the parent plants by now. But no the plants are recovering from being hacked about and are putting on new growth. As for the lawn unless the local weather starts doing proper winter things it's going to be mower time here soon. What a marked difference to last year.
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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 13:32 »
It was so wet in the autumn, our lawn missed at least one last cut. Its now been so wet for so long the blades of grass are just disappearing. We'll see if it recovers from this...

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 14:15 »
I have roses, fuchsia and geraniums out in the garden still in flower and like aelf volunteer potatoes a good 18inches out of the ground. I'm going to leave the pots until a frost-if we get any- takes them.

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 16:51 »
I have spilt it here and there, but here they are:

Globe artichokes - keep budding and wanting to flower

One asparagus - started to shoot this week, another still has green foliage

Strawberries - a whole bed in flower

Another plot's rasberries(summer) - full of flower buds

Volunteer summer broad bean seedlings - 1-3 inches tall

Main crop peas (purple podded) dropped and found germinated seeds - in cold gh 1-2 inch seedlings

In the flower garden all sorts - spring, autumn, winter and summer flowering plants - have blooms at the same time.
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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 19:38 »
When my snow clears in a few months, I'll let you know what's growing   :(

Not surprised about the peas though, they love cool weather as do brassicas.

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 19:46 »
I've got ready to pick mustard greens that I put in late last year as a bit of a punt. They were too small to bother with last autumn but didn't get around to clearing them and they have grown steadily under their cloche all winter  :)

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Re: Strange growth for the time of year.
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 20:01 »
My stawberries are fruiting!!! ???
It is the thrid time since June, so the poor plants will be exhausted by the time they should be fruting again in June! I have picked off all the flowers (most with black centres) and all of the fruit i saw - but talk about bonkers!!!
I have noticed it in the flower garden too - seedlings coming already, fushcia and marigolds still flowering from last year (!) and yesterday we saw a honey bee flying around as if it was spring time already! I am worried how everything will be knocked back if we ever get a good long cold snap, or if not how the plants will deal with the very long season without going dormant at all.
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