Some from the garden the daffs are growing well after a very slow start.....
And so are the snowbells, which will get thinned out later this year.
And finally, Mrs PR's mini daffs
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Weather was beautiful today so I took a moment to sit out on the patio and enjoy the bird song and spotted these 2 in flower
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
At last a bit of colour
In reply to Linda257:
And sun by the look of the photos.
Nice to see the crocuses out, and being so far north, puts ours to shame, no shoots yet here!
In reply to Mike B:
Linda257 said:They must be proper Hardy as its still Jack Frost in the mornings Mike.....got 6 trays of seeds sewn yesterday so that's the potting she christened ;-)
They are proper hardy when you consider they've been showing shoots for a good few weeks, and I'm sure you'll have come across the olde saying: "Ne'er cast a clout till May is out".
Something else to think about, snow during the summer months in the UK is not that rare an event. The latest such occurrence was 1975 in Buxton, see the Manchester Evening News article: "You think this weather is bad? When SNOW stopped play in June!"
Went for a very damp walk around Goodwood today. Didn’t take the big camera and only took 3 photos - the bear and I are exhausted but the two I took were delightful native wildflowers
Our daffs are starting to flower!
To many that might not seem unusual, but here it is, they normally flower at the end of March, and given that they were slow starting to shoot, usually the beginning of December, they didn't start to show any shoots until early January.
I would add, the weather over the last few months, as it has for many, has been dull and wet, but the daffs look good already, and the grass is like a bog garden (very squelchy)....
Also, the bed where the daffs are is about 15" (38.1cms) higher then the rest of the garden so the soil will look dry.
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