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Daffodils

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Postby malkymoo » January 26th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Just had my first sighting of daffodils in bloom.

Spring is on its way :D

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby kiloran » January 26th, 2018, 2:31 pm

What??!! Where are you? The Isles of Scilly?

Here in west central Scotland, we've only got an inch or two showing above ground.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby Dod101 » January 26th, 2018, 2:53 pm

In west Perthshire the daffodil tips are just showing above the recently frozen soil although I have had many pots of forced hyacinths blooming in my house since Christmas.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby malkymoo » January 26th, 2018, 5:30 pm

kiloran wrote:What??!! Where are you? The Isles of Scilly?

Here in west central Scotland, we've only got an inch or two showing above ground.

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Cheltenham, they were on a road verge just outside town.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby jackdaww » January 26th, 2018, 6:30 pm

plenty of daffs showing through in pembrokeshire , but nowhere near blooming yet .

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby Dod101 » February 1st, 2018, 7:23 am

Yesterday 31 January I saw the very first snowdrops showing their flowers (through the snow I may say!)

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby dspp » February 1st, 2018, 9:14 am

The early ones have been in bloom for a week or so along the roads between Bristol and Weymouth.
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Re: Daffodils

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Postby redsturgeon » February 1st, 2018, 9:14 am

Dod101 wrote:Yesterday 31 January I saw the very first snowdrops showing their flowers (through the snow I may say!)

Dod


Taken this morning in my garden

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby bungeejumper » February 1st, 2018, 2:42 pm

Plenty of snowdrops, crocuses etc, but no daffs showing yet. (West Wiltshire.)

And was there ever such a year for hellebores? Our garden is bursting with the beautiful things. (Mrs BJ is a bit of an enthusiast.) There are dozens of new varieties these days, and some of them are very showy. And they're all as tough as old boots. A beautiful harbinger of spring. Go on, treat yourselves. :)

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby Dod101 » February 1st, 2018, 2:50 pm

We have always said that say Cheltenham southwards is about a month ahead of us and so it would seem. I too have a lot of hellebores but they are currently doing nothing, like most of the rest of my garden except I see daffodil shoots coming up quite rapidly, but we now have another spell of cold weather so I do not expect them to do much for another week or two.

Great photo BTW from redsturgeon, thanks.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby scotia » February 1st, 2018, 9:45 pm

On a south facing slope, where a stables had effectively created a hot bed by dumping their muck, daffodils have been seen blooming north of the Antonine wall for well over a week.
Back in our garden, the snowdrops are blooming, and the hellebores are just pushing their buds up. It always seems a pity that you need to get down on your hands and knees to see the full beauty of their flowers. Maybe I should try them in a hanging basket.
Its about time to start sowing seed in the greenhouse

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 1st, 2018, 10:06 pm

I hate daffodils.... no idea why, some unpleasant associations?
And I'm Anglo-Welsh too

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby Dod101 » February 19th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Still no daffodils with me but I have just noticed the first colour on some crocus. And another sign of spring. Last Friday there were two oyster catchers by a pond where I regularly walk. Yesterday there were nearly two dozen. All those SAD sufferers will be cheering up.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 19th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Snowdrops in bloom in my garden. Wider range of flowers out and about.

Last week at a rehearsal in a school hall, an amazing display of spring flowers just outside. Professional gardener, I presume.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby tjh290633 » February 19th, 2018, 6:48 pm

I went to Pembury House Garden, Clayton, http://www.pemburyhouse.co.uk/ on Saturday, where the snowdrops and hellebores were in fine fettle. Camelias also flowering, but daffodils yet to open to any extent. Highly recommended if you are within range.

One or two places near us have daffodils in full flower, although mine seem to be later varieties. There are signs of imminent flowering, although we have a lot of narcissi which are always later than the daffodils.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby bungeejumper » February 20th, 2018, 1:55 pm

scotia wrote:Back in our garden, the snowdrops are blooming, and the hellebores are just pushing their buds up. It always seems a pity that you need to get down on your hands and knees to see the full beauty of their flowers. Maybe I should try them in a hanging basket.
Its about time to start sowing seed in the greenhouse

The wife is a complete hellebore nut, and our garden is the living proof that there are quite a lot of new cultivated hellebore varieties that hold their heads up proudly. Pink ones, white ones, big ones, small ones, some as big as your head. (Mild exaggeration, possibly.) All going like the clappers at the moment, and they'll carry on showing until at least early May, because their petals are in fact bracts and not petals at all. One of the true delights of the spring garden. :)

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby scotia » February 20th, 2018, 5:52 pm

there are quite a lot of new cultivated hellebore varieties that hold their heads up proudly.

Yes - we have very recently discovered these new varieties - so our collection is now being updated.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby scotia » January 11th, 2019, 12:43 pm

bungeejumper wrote:our garden is the living proof that there are quite a lot of new cultivated hellebore varieties that hold their heads up proudly

Yes - we planted one of the new varieties last year, and it is putting on an excellent show. Our more traditional (drooping head) hellebores are just starting to open their flowers. And the first of our snowdrops are blooming (Central Scotland). It seems like an early start to the season.

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby Dod101 » January 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm

I too am in Central Scotland but no sign of anything except some bulb shoots. As my father used to say 'We'll pay for this'

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Re: Daffodils

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Postby jackdaww » January 11th, 2019, 1:24 pm

jackdaww wrote:plenty of daffs showing through in pembrokeshire , but nowhere near blooming yet . jan 2018

:)


early january 2019 .

:)


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