Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92227 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2011, 07:17:26 pm »
That seems just wrong! I don't think I've ever known cherry blossom in February. Snowdrops and crocuses, yes, but not any tree blossom. But then I've never lived in west London!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2011, 07:40:14 pm »
We have purple crocuses in the park. Haven't noticed any yellow ones yet.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #177 on: February 07, 2011, 09:44:25 pm »
Bulbs are starting to come up here, but nothing's flowering.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #178 on: February 07, 2011, 10:09:12 pm »
I was riding to work this morning- warm it was- and I thought "I wonder if there's a signs of spring thread starting over at YACF?". A few hours later I spot one.

Daffs'll be out soon then.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #179 on: February 07, 2011, 11:14:02 pm »
I was riding to work this morning- warm it was- and I thought "I wonder if there's a signs of spring thread starting over at YACF?". A few hours later I spot one.

Daffs'll be out soon then.

But it didn't start - it was just recycled!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #180 on: February 07, 2011, 11:15:10 pm »
I was riding to work this morning- warm it was- and I thought "I wonder if there's a signs of spring thread starting over at YACF?". A few hours later I spot one.

Daffs'll be out soon then.
Yes yacf is very green :)

But it didn't start - it was just recycled!
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CAMRAMan

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #181 on: February 08, 2011, 09:56:30 am »
We have purple crocuses in the park. Haven't noticed any yellow ones yet.

We have both coming into bloom in our back garden. The daffs are a long way from flowering.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #182 on: February 08, 2011, 11:53:34 am »
Crocuses, primroses and irises in flower in our garden.
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clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #183 on: February 08, 2011, 11:59:46 am »
On the WARTY, I noticed rows of daffodils ready to burst out, and plenty of snowdrops.  Butterfly saw some crocuses about to bloom, but I didn't.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #184 on: February 08, 2011, 12:07:58 pm »
A pair of robins in my garden.
Several pairs of Herons at and near their enormous nests in trees on an island in the Thames at Richmond Surrey.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #185 on: February 08, 2011, 01:22:56 pm »
Saw my first snowdrops of the year on the second of February on Lullington village green  :)
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #186 on: February 08, 2011, 03:29:46 pm »
Crocuses in flower in our garden.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #187 on: February 08, 2011, 03:41:29 pm »
I have just been for a walk and noted: Purple and yellow crocuses, snowdrops galore, daffodils in bud, lots of trees and bushes in bud, birds singing in a spring like manner and warm sun on my back. Me thinks it has sprung here.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #188 on: February 08, 2011, 05:15:57 pm »
Saw my first snowdrops of the year on the second of February on Lullington village green  :)

We saw the first in flower on 30th November. It's the first time I've seen them that early, although I first noticed them in December 2004 and every December since. I don't know anything about varieties of snowdrop, but they are still in flower now.
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CountrySickness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #189 on: February 08, 2011, 08:41:52 pm »
A single lesser celandine in full bloom by my compost bins, It will be a sea of yellow down there shortly  :thumbsup:, hopefully

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #190 on: February 15, 2011, 12:47:48 pm »
Everything seems to be going round in pairs , even these things which normally just swarm about in great squawking  flocks .................





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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #191 on: February 15, 2011, 02:16:55 pm »
I happened to hear a bit of Archers yesterday in which someone mentioned daffodils in bloom.

About a month too early I reckon.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #192 on: February 15, 2011, 02:32:00 pm »
Plenty of them out round here. Yes - way too early, and frankly a Bit Odd considering there was no sign of them even poking through the ground a month ago.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #193 on: February 15, 2011, 02:35:59 pm »
How odd! I don't think we'll see any daffodils in flower in Southend this month.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #194 on: February 15, 2011, 10:20:17 pm »
First chaffinch in song on this morning's "commute". Was followed about 10 miles further on by the first blackbird I've heard this year.

There's a vast amount of wild arum in leaf on the verges & woodland floors. I don't recall it being so conspicuous in previous years. Is that just a sign of a failing memory?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #195 on: February 15, 2011, 10:24:01 pm »
Oh, I forgot to mention the blackbird Mrs. Wow and I saw last Friday evening. Just after sunset, it was in full-throated ease.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #196 on: February 16, 2011, 12:31:08 am »
Our grass needs mowing.
It was too wet for our Polish cleaner/gardener lady to do today. She tells me it's -20°C back home and her parents are amazed when she tells them of the open flowers here.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #197 on: February 16, 2011, 10:35:10 am »
Our grass is at cutting length.

Blackbirds singing - tick
Chaffinches ditto.
Crocuses out - tick
Daffodil buds - tick (not seen any in flower yet).
Flowers starting to peep out on hedges - tick
Rose bush putting out new leaves - tick
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #198 on: February 16, 2011, 11:34:04 am »
The black-headed gulls are beginning to live up to their name.

Three colours of crocus out in the park.

There are some daffodil buds showing (different patch from the ones I looked at yesterday).
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #199 on: February 20, 2011, 02:48:15 pm »
Three signs of spring on today's ride to Ryton Gardens (Grow Organic).
Lambs in the field by Ullesthorpe Hotel, shivering rather than gamboling, I think.
Daffodils in full bloom in the grass verge.
Ants running across the floor in the cafe. When I rew these to the waitresses attention, she said they would have to spray them. I trust it will be an organic spray at such an institution.