10 November 2014
Well! After such a prolonged spell of such unseasonably warm weather, the first frost was always going to come as a bit of a shock. After all, we've gone from working outside in short sleeves to the reality of proper November weather! It's so unusual to be cutting lawns in November. The drop in temperature has been dramatic and will hasten the remaining leaf fall. Those which aren't ready to drop will colour up a lot more. The Acer Palmatum Dissectum Seiryu still has the majority of its leaves and we're still waiting its usual really sizzling red colour change. What's weird about these photos is seeing lawn mower stripes on a frosty November lawn! Yep I did a high cut only 2 days earlier! Maybe it'll stop growing now?