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Signs of spring...?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by freckle06, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    i do dislike grey days, cold and frosty I can cope with but I find February the worst. It might be the shortest but it drags, due to the greyness, I think.

    So it has been a complete delight today to find the first yellow crocus. :) The days are getting longer!

    Any signs of spring where you are?
  2. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    There are green shoots coming up by the ***** willow type ornamental tree in my front garden...... they will be..... snowdrops :)
  3. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    The daffodils in my lawn are coming up. I noticed them last week and was surprised.
  4. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    I have daffs poking through as well. There are daffs out near my parents.

    I've always made a point of planting bulbs so there's something to look forward to.
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  5. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    I saw some snowdrops near the river on my walk a couple of days ago. They cheered us up.
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    A wasp did a solo flight over my conservatory the other day and the bluebells are already showing the green shoots of recovery.

    Cold I can live with - it's the uniform grey murk that gets to me.
  7. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    p u z s y wllow
    When is tes going to upgrade ts swear filter?
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  8. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    My standard rose has just stopped flowering.
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  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    This time last year I had daffodils and crocuses in flower followed by heavy snow. This year nothing is in flower.
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  10. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I suppose that, in its current form, it at least gives us a chance to find a way to get one over the swear filter!
  11. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    I noticed some primroses flowering today plus the birds are singing like they are ready to mate!
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  12. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Not much sign here, but did notice some healthy buds and developing catkins. Daffs are usually later here, there ought to be snowdrops, but we have only had a couple of frosts. North Wales (sea level).
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  13. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I've had two daffodils in flower since before Xmas. They have flowered as early as Dec 4th in the past. Other daffodils are a few inches high but not yet in flower
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  14. lrw22

    lrw22 Senior commenter

    I was walking home from town today and, walking past one particular garden, got a waft of something very fresh, green and spring - like. Really cheered me up.
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  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    No sign here - it's bloody freezing today.
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  16. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I saw snowdrops in flower on Thursday and a primrose today. No daffs yet, but hellebores are in bloom.
    My winter flowering cherry is coming out too.
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  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    My snowdrops were out way before Christmas and my summer baskets are still flowering - petunias, geraniums and pinks.
    World's gone mad.
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  18. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Lead commenter

    A few inches of daffodil leaves poking up. No snowdrops yet though.
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  19. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    I have seen gnats buzzing around in numbers, last seen this late in 2015.

    I think myself we are due some protracted cold weather around Feb/Mar.
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  20. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    I used to do that but bushy tailed grey vermin dug them all up.

    Spring? - well we've got foxes making lots of noise, so it must be mating season down here in North London. Hopefully we'll soon get a beast from the East to reduce their lustfulness.
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