I noticed this morning that a mile long Hawthorn hedge, that has slowly been turning from bare twig brown to green, is now probably over 90% green. I now can't see the dogs through it when they're routing about.
So to me Spring is now properly here... What do you consider to be the turning point?
Vernal equinox, March 20/21. click here It does not matter what the weather is doing. I find it irritating that people think the seasons are variable depending upon the weather. We may well get winter like weather at the end of November, but it’s not winter etc.
We have had buds on trees plus daffodils growing in the garden for the past couple of weeks, but the cold weather and yesterdays snow, as caused the wildlife to seek urgent supplies of food. So as Spring really sprung yet!.
I've got a tree in the garden which normally does not shed its lovely brown leaves in the winter. This year however it did so. But now it has a display of pink blossom on its branches that I have never known it to have before. Do trees change sex or something?
It's difficult to believe, but I have a wood Anemone in my wall which has been flowering continually for the last 3 or 4 months. I have the same species in my garden which are only just coming out of the ground. The Anemone in question was not planned, and must be from when I cleaned out the wall and put in more soil from the garden. There are 3" of small pebbles over the soil in the wall. I have put in another 30 corms to try and replicate, but I doubt a successful outcome.