Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 91077 times)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #950 on: May 24, 2016, 11:00:23 am »
I have been casting clouts left, right and centre!

We cast ours and regretted it yesterday.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #951 on: May 25, 2016, 09:20:44 pm »
The landscape around Snowdon is filled with these

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #952 on: November 30, 2016, 05:25:36 pm »
No snowdrops in flower in Priory Park yet. Last year, it was November 17th. Previous year, October 28th. Lots of shoots above ground level, but no flowers yet.

I wonder what it is that brings them on? October this year was very warm, but November has been a lot colder than in recent years.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #953 on: December 07, 2016, 06:43:04 pm »
Et voila!

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #954 on: December 08, 2016, 04:14:37 pm »
Are those early Spring Biscuits I see Wowwers? Or plain broken cheese biscuits, to be precise?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #955 on: December 09, 2016, 01:43:26 pm »
The grass outside our building is full of daisies
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #956 on: December 21, 2016, 10:34:10 am »
First lambs of the season last weekend.  We normally don't see them here until the week between Xmas and New Year.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #957 on: December 21, 2016, 02:32:47 pm »
For a couple of years, I have posted a picture here of daffodils on Dec 25th at our old place.  Due to the strangely warm spring like non-winter we're currently experiencing, I thought they might be even earlier this year. 
Just been to see.  Nope. Only just about showing above ground.
How odd.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #958 on: December 21, 2016, 02:39:47 pm »
I saw a small tree with pink flowers,  cherry blossoms?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #959 on: December 21, 2016, 02:45:57 pm »
I saw a small tree with pink flowers,  cherry blossoms?

Doubtful.  We have a small tree in our garden that is currently displaying pink flowers.  I don't know what it is called.  It has thin redish branches.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #960 on: December 21, 2016, 05:12:41 pm »


Not that small, maybe about 3-4m.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #961 on: December 21, 2016, 05:35:49 pm »
Hmm.  Can't really tell.  Anyone else?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #962 on: December 21, 2016, 07:56:57 pm »
For a couple of years, I have posted a picture here of daffodils on Dec 25th at our old place.  Due to the strangely warm spring like non-winter we're currently experiencing, I thought they might be even earlier this year. 
Just been to see.  Nope. Only just about showing above ground.
How odd.

I thought the same about the snowdrops.

I first noticed this patch in 2004 and they were in flower in early December. I thought that was remarkably early, but in more recent years I have kept a note of the earliest I have seen. The photos are on this thread. The earliest snowdrop flower I had photographed was in late October.

Autumn has been pretty warm, especially September and October. I thought that November was unusually cold, but I discovered that I have recorded a colder one since putting the weather station on the roof in 2010 (6 years ago tomorrow to be precise).
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #963 on: January 08, 2017, 04:36:24 pm »
A few signs here now after the second really mild day, up to 10c and light breeze and sunny intervals. A coupel of snowdrop flower buds showing white, blackbird and dunnock singing this morning. A green woodpecker yaffling and a great spotted woodpecker drumming. Spring isn`t far away (well a couple months probably)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #964 on: January 08, 2017, 05:19:51 pm »
Et voila!



Is that a black chicken beak amongst the bulbs ?

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #965 on: January 08, 2017, 05:22:35 pm »
The Daphne in our front garden is close to blossoming.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #966 on: January 11, 2017, 07:38:54 pm »
Et voila!



Is that a black chicken beak amongst the bulbs ?

I think it's a mussel shell. They migrated very early this year.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #967 on: January 18, 2017, 11:56:44 pm »
@crigedllandysul have just tweeted their first fixture of the season.  Home to Briton Ferry Steel on 29th April.

Well. It made me feel spring-like.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #968 on: February 01, 2017, 08:18:17 pm »
Daffodils, in flower @ Llandrindod Wells in woods above the lake :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #969 on: February 09, 2017, 11:20:16 am »
As I type this, a magpie is building a nest in a bare tree across the road.

There's also daffs spearing through the ground around the tree roots.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #970 on: February 09, 2017, 12:29:44 pm »
Et voila!



Is that a black chicken beak amongst the bulbs ?

I think it's a mussel shell. They migrated very early this year.
African or European mussel shell?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #971 on: February 12, 2017, 07:42:05 am »
The magpies nest building are going to be shot.

Every single day from 5.00-6.00am they start rattling off like machine guns. This lasts for up to 2 hours >:(


There could be 6+ of them doing it when they have chicks. The noisy feckers are close to my bedroom window!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #972 on: February 12, 2017, 05:57:06 pm »
Also on the shooting list:  That bird that makes a noise like a smoke alarm with a low battery.  I assume it's a relative of the one that hides in hedgerows and makes a noise like a rubbing disc brake, but likes to get up a lot earlier in the morning.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #973 on: February 12, 2017, 08:55:44 pm »
an old gardener told me that when the Forsythia start flowering, spring begins, and not before that. He also said that when forsythia start flowering is the best time that you prune rose bushes ... he said that climbing roses are pruned in October
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #974 on: February 15, 2017, 08:12:33 pm »
On the 13th of feb, I heard & saw my first Skylark of the season, hovering over a bit of rough ground at the back of one of the housing estates I deliver to!   :thumbsup: