NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has just released temperature data from around the world during the month of September 2016. The bottom line: this has is the hottest September for the globe of any September in the 1880-2016 record. Every single one of the
Whether these poppies germinated at the beginning of winter, when temperatures remained unusually warm, or had rapid growth triggered by the unusually hot weather we’ve been having over the last week and a half, I can’t be sure of. What I can say is that I have never before seen a March of such unseasonal and robust plant growth in my garden.