Notes from the summer -2013:
It has been warm and sunny so far. Flowers and everything has come much earlier than what is normal.
Many of my pines had big brown parts in the needles. I don't know the reason for this, first I thought I had been too late with taking them up from the ground, but when I checked it was the same time as last year and in fact as every year. (Or OK, almost every year, for in 2010 I had it all done in may...) But maybe the very hot beginning of summer made them dry.