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Signs of Spring 2012
Tue 10-Jan-12
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devongarden
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I have just seen crocuses in bud, and snowdrops showing white, and a grape hyacinth flowering in my garden. I know we could be in for some more winter, but for now there are signs of spring!

Tue 10-Jan-12
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primroses out in my garden and pink camellia flowering. Also flowering cherry has lots of pink blossomrose

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Tue 10-Jan-12
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wave Daffodils out here in full flower.  smile

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Tue 10-Jan-12
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What after all that rain Danuta!?  confused

I'll try that again!

Tue 10-Jan-12
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One clump of snowdrops, hellebores and the winter flowering cherry is flowering as it should  this winter, it was too cold for it last year!

I would have primroses but something is eating the flowers.

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Tue 10-Jan-12
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I've had it on good authority that MOS' sap is rising....watch out Mrs MOS....big_laughbig_laugh

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Tue 10-Jan-12
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I forgot the primroses, hellebores, and viburnam bodnantense and v. tinus. My earliest (red) camelia is out, too.

Kate, the house sparrows often eat my primroses, as do the green finches. It hasn't happened so far this year.

Tue 10-Jan-12
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Oh I am so jealous!

I'll try that again!

Tue 10-Jan-12
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ep said:

I've had it on good authority that MOS' sap is rising....watch out Mrs MOS....big_laughbig_laugh

Toffeeapple said:

Oh I am so jealous!

Steady on TA.....big_laughbig_laugh.....runawayrunaway

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Tue 10-Jan-12
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Not so much a sign of spring but of summer lingering on. I walked past several gardens today with roses in bloom. I've got some in bud but my garden doesn't get any sun in winter so I doubt they'll be showing any time soon. The last ones I had out finished just before christmas. The campanulas have never stopped flowering though, or the nasturtiums.

Spring flowers I do have out are camelia and dark red hellebore, both out since mid December. Snowdrops, primroses, and yellow winter jasmine as well.

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Wed 11-Jan-12
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A number of things in flower in the garden here also- kerria, primroses, a couple of the roses have flowers, my garden peas have flowers also. Saw some snowdrops when out and about, and the flowering cherry in the garden has quite large blossom buds, so they may also break through soon.

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Wed 11-Jan-12
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I think my primroses are being eaten by things with either many more legs than sparrows, or no legs at all. The sparrows seem to stay in the hedge.Though perhaps it is the sex pigeons.

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Thu 12-Jan-12
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Local authority gardeners out in force this week planting up the roundabouts and village tubs with pansies. Seems rather early, perhaps they are at a loose end now the Christmas decorations are down!

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Thu 12-Jan-12
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Of course with the flowers also come the weeds- been on my hands and knees hand weeding in the last two days- not fun, but nice when it's finished.smile

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 12-Jan-12
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Speedwell's flowering and yesterday saw a brimstone butterfly and a ladybird out & about  . Today my seed spuds arrived and a dutch iris has bloomed .

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

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