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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: very early for spring  Reply with quote

there is one lonely snowdrop in the garden this afternoon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that Rare One that really cheers me up  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week I spotted catkins and buds on some bushes, and daisies in the grass on the verge.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: very early for spring Reply with quote

Rare one wrote:
there is one lonely snowdrop in the garden this afternoon


Blimey ! I'll go and check ours just in case.

We've got Catkins Joe  and its nice to see fresh leaves on the bluebells shoving up.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the past few days I've noted the amount of spring bulbs pushing their heads through and catkins at the bottom of the garden.
Even the broad beans are in flower, whether they pollinate or not is the question.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange but some of my Japanese Maple bonsai trees have their buds swelling  


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We found same here last winter, spring flowers coming out  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lonely snowdrop now has a friend at the other end of the garden.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daffodil leaves peeping out but if we get a frost that will be the end of them!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would have been a sleep Mrs T, but we did actually have a frost in the early hours. I only know because my mate Pugh said that there was. I was busy  watching the cricket on the TV.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hedgerows are full of violets in bloom here - no sign of snowdrops yet.

Are there more catkins than normal this year ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely more catkins - it's been a riot for the last 10 days round here. I did see a snowdrop today - that's early for round here. For some reason the snowdrops are very shy and don't usually bother till after everyone else has had theirs been and gone.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandrar wrote:


Are there more catkins than normal this year ?


Just checked back, 23rd  Dec' mentioned catkins....most have now dropped due to the wind and rain, paths and surrounding ground now covered in little fury catapillas  

IMO yes there does to seem to be loads more this year..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have far more catkins than is usual for this time of year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just noticed that we too now have several clumps of snow drops in flower.

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