Learn more about weather and climate at Bracknell Horticultural Assocation talk tonightBy Andy Maxwell
October 03, 2012
With the passing of the equinox autumn is officially upon us and recollections of this time last year couldn’t be more contrasting.
This week we’ve had a month’s rain in 24 hours – in keeping with most of this year’s ‘summer’.
Last year we had record temperatures topping 28 degrees Celsius for the start of October.
What with hosepipe bans, record rainfall and a sunny Olympic period it is fitting that Bracknell Horticultural Association hosts Dr Simon Thornton Wood to talk about gardening, weather and climate next Wednesday, at Coopers Hill Youth and Community Centre, in Crowthorne Road North, at 7.30pm.
As the seasons turn, the gardening club is also under way with preparations for our annual pumpkin competition, Marrowthon.
Pumpkins have been traditionally associated with Halloween.
Originally Jack O’Lanterns emerged from the tradition throughout Ireland and Britain of carving large root vegetables like turnip or mangel.
When migrants moved to North America in the 19th Century they utilised the native pumpkin instead as they were larger and easier to carve.
Marrowthon will be held on Sunday, October 28, between 10am and 2.30pm at the bandstand in Bracknell town centre.
There will be a variety of categories, and free pumpkin seeds to all who stop by at the event, courtesy of Kings Seeds.
Visit www.digforbracknell.org.uk for details on our guest speakers and Marrowthon.