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Surprising! Lotus berthelottii in November!

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By Meanie


Surprising! Lotus berthelottii in November! (Lotus berthelotii (Parrot's bill))

The Lotus berthelottii is coming back into bloom again!



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what a lovely warm colour

29 Nov, 2012

 

It is. Should be a warm colour coming from the warmth of the Canary Isles though, which is why I'm rather surprised to see it doing as well as it is. Taken a few frosts now too.

29 Nov, 2012

 

its done really well ~ has it got central heating?
i think it looks all the warmer because its ccccold outside!

29 Nov, 2012

 

Put a photo up of its site for you here..................

http://bit.ly/115vp4A

29 Nov, 2012

 

aha i found it!!! thank you.

29 Nov, 2012

 

wonderful color!

2 Dec, 2012

 

Always great colours on these Aleyna!

3 Dec, 2012

 

Did you take the photo recently? It's a lovely deep red just what we need to banish the winter "blues"!

3 Dec, 2012

 

I took it on the 29th of November Balcony. I'm pretty gobsmacked by them this year!

3 Dec, 2012

 

It's a tough plant! It blooms all year here....so it should bloom most of the year there, also.

5 Dec, 2012

 

I've never seen it described as hardy.................

5 Dec, 2012

 

Well, your other photo shows it still growing outside.

7 Dec, 2012

 

Even today after minus 7°c last night again!

7 Dec, 2012

 

Thats beautiful Meanie....Just catching up after a pc crash and burn............lol

7 Dec, 2012

 

Meanie:

After your last comment: that just proves my point, it's very hardy!

I've never felt -7ºC in my life, ever!

8 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Milky - clearly all fixed now!

"I've never felt -7ºC in my life, ever!"
You ain't lived!

9 Dec, 2012

 

I can live without feeling such cold temps. lol! :>)

9 Dec, 2012

 

We will be back to those sort of temps over the coming week! :-(( I hate such cold weather , especially when it is wet as well. In Cuenca, in Spain we were quite accustomed to -10ºC most nights during the winter even when the temps barely reached freezing point at the warmest moments of the day! The mayor difference is the humidity level. The air was so dry that it didn't seem nearly as cold as what the thermometers showed you. Even with 35ºC in the summer months it still didn't feel that way. It only became too much when they were nearer or above 40ºC!

I worked in Madrid for two years & had to spend the first two weeks of August of my first year in the city as I hadn't worked long enough with the company to get my month's summer holiday. I still remember going down a central street with temps showing as 46ºC! I really thought I was going to die of heat exhaustion! And to top it all there were men,stripped to the waist, working in the street laying hot tarmac!!! They were almost as black as the tar in the tarmac!

Here in the UK if the temps go above 25ºC you feel very lethargic & the rare years it gets to 30ºC or above, exceedingly rare - you can feel ill from the heat! I had no problems with 30ºC all the years I lived in Spain if fact if the temps fell at any time below that you began to feel cold & almost had to reach for a jumper!

9 Dec, 2012

 

Having spent time in SE Asia during the monsoon season I'll never complain about the "humidity" here!

11 Dec, 2012



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