Climate change in our garden
Our magnolia tree loses its leaves, goes into bloom and grows new leaves – all during winter
The last three winters in Alicetown have been very warm and I have been keeping a photographic welcome since last winter.
On 13 August, 2015 our magnolia tree was in flower - something that struck me as very strange back then.
And by 20 September there were leaves on the tree.
Fast-forward to winter this year.
On 10 June, well into winter, our magnolia tree still had leaves on it. Usually this would be a picture from autumn.
By 20 July the tree was starting to come into blossom
And these photos were taken today - 29 August (still winter!)
Our magnolia tree is getting its leaves.
So it has gone from finally losing its "autumn' leaves to coming into blossom and then growign leaves - ALL DURING WINTER.
And if you want another example our gladiolus is in flower.
Advice from the internet says that they should be planted in spring so they can come into flow 90-100 days later.
But it is starting to be noticed by the few that look around them.