Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Like Clockwork

Monday wasn't too bad with some sunny spells and the temperature managed a high of 6.8°C. There was no frost overnight Sunday/Monday so I thought our light covering of snow would have melted but where the sun didn't shine the snow didn’t melt - or so it seems.

We’ve had another keen frost meaning Monday morning has started cold, sunny and frosty.
Unlike everybody else's snowdrops ours are just about to come into flower. It seems to me that they must be months late as snowdrops have been appearing in bloom on television and in newspapers for weeks now. Well not our snowdrops.

I’ve had a look back at last years snowdrop photographs and I was a little surprised by what I found. Last year we had a bitterly cold December one of the coldest on record although January and early February weren’t too bad. These are photographs from last year.
So it was the 8th February last year when our snowdrops managed to flower. Well this year’s buds are just about getting ready to break although I'm not convinced that they’re going to make it for Wednesday. We shall see.
Taken on the 6th February 2012 this year’s blooms are well on their way but are within a few days of last year’s flowering date. I’ll now see if our crocuses and daffodils flower around the same time. 


  1. I only have the odd snowdrop, but I'm always behind everyone else when all my bulbs flower. It seems some people's have been and gone by the time mine decide to put in an appearance.

  2. Perhaps it's all down to the variety rather than anything else.


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