And the weather forecast for 2014 is…….

We’re all gonna die!!

This winter there will be 100ft snowdrifts, it will be so cold the flames on your  fires will freeze and Polar Bears will emigrate south; ripping everyone’s heads off! Sorry…. I slipped into ‘Daily Express’ mode. I really do think that someone needs to tell the editor of the ‘Daily Express’ that, what he saw on telly the other day was a film called ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and not this winters weather forecast!

It certainly has been a strange year for weather but at least it hasn’t been as wet as 2012 well, our garden didn’t flood like it did last year……

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2012 (The garden flooded at least three times)

It was a cold start to the year and a cold late spring that put the garden behind by at least a month……

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January 2013

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March/April

As for the summer, not as wet as the previous year but nothing to right home about, that’s why I haven’t included any photos; plus I have missed part of the summer anyway.

In last years blog about the weather, I had found several predictions (no, not from the ‘Daily Express’) that was predicting a hot dry latter part of the summer… oops!

The autumn has not been that great either, we have had some wonderful late autumnal colour though…..

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Ginkgo biloba (Cambridge Botanical Garden)

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Cambridge Botanical Garden

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Last one from the Botanics

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Now what about the rest of this year and into 2014. There are already many predictions out there, the best ones being in the Daily Express, the internet obviously is the largest source of information. This time though, instead of quoting predictions from the internet, I’m going to give it a crack myself. So this time next year when I do a prediction for 2015, you will be able to see how far out I was.

Winter 2013/2014

A white Christmas is what I would really like to see but as usual, this will not happen. A cold raw lead up to Christmas with a little snow in places, with the threat of more heavier snow straight after the holidays, nothing like what certain papers are saying but hopefully a little more than usual. This one I’d  love to be wrong on and would like to see snow from mid December through to January.

As some of you will know, is that us gardeners don’t really give a monkeys about the winter weather as we all go into hibernation…. handing over to those elves 😉

Spring 2014

For the spring prediction, I’ll hand over to the Groundhog. Hang on, we don’t have Groundhogs in this country. Oh well, I’ll leave the picture in…. as they are so cute!

Ahh, the cuddly Groundhog

Spring 2014 will be the same as this years: cold, miserable, wet with snow at times. Warming up in May, with heavy rain in early June, just in time for the May Ball. As long as we have a window of opportunity to get on with some lawn care, I will not worry to much about the weather.

Summer 2014

Sticking my neck out here, three months of very warm sunny weather from July – September. If nothing else we bloody deserve it. On a personal note, I don’t really care what the weather is next summer, just as long as I get to work in it this time. A season with lashings of sun is long overdue, it gives us chance to recharge those batteries, to help us through the autumn and winters.

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So there you have it, another pointless weather prediction to help clutter up the internet. The weather is always a challenge for us gardeners and part of the fun of gardening, is not knowing what is round the corner, it makes all aspects of planning…. more interesting.

Whatever does happen, it will never be quite as bad to what the ‘Daily Express’ will predict.

Totally random cute picture

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Watson
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 23:30:36

    Hey you! Where were you this summer? It was cracking weather down here!! ❤

    Reply

  2. Sindr
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 07:30:52

    The weather forecasters (yanno, the guys who actually do the weather thing for a living and not just for a headline, I’m looking at you, Daily Express) have said the winter is supposed to be a LOT colder than the last. In my neck of the woods, we all ran our electric heaters up into the four-digit-range for heat – because storage heaters are rubbish. Got new ones installed so I guess we’ll see how it goes – but I’d still rather have an old, reliable, wood-fuelled cookstove, Luddite that I am.

    My veggie season, while glorious this year, was extremely brief. Lots of fleeces purchased and I say until 2014 “Come at me, bro.”

    ….I’ve just jinxed it, haven’t I?

    Reply

    • thetattooedgardener
      Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:37:38

      Jinxed? I don’t think so. I have also heard from more reliable sources than the ‘Daily Express’, that we are in for a colder than normal winter…. we shall see. I totally agree with you when it comes to having a wood burning fire, we have gas central heating but would love a wood burner!

      Reply

  3. Jardin
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 17:10:58

    Really enjoyed this post – thanks!

    Reply

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