Sunday, 2 March 2014

Brilliant Start

Saturday got March and the start of spring off to a brilliant start. After a sunny morning it clouded over around lunchtime but the sun returned again by mid afternoon. In the front border the sunshine brought our crocuses into full bloom.
March can be a month with some pleasant warm days but with frosty nights to keep gardeners on their toes. In the last few years we've recorded a high of 21.9°C on the 28 March 2012 but in stark contrast -5.1°C on 07 March 2010. In the last four years March 2011 and 2012 were dry with 7.2mm and 13.0mm respectively whilst 2010 and 2013 were wetter than might be expected with 50.9mm and 50.4mm of rainfall.

Lets hope that March 2014 turns out to be milder than last March which for us finished up as the coldest month of 2013.


  1. I do love to see drifts of crocuses. Perfect for bees I think. It was blissfully warm watching football in the sun yesterday morning. Unfortunately today was a day of mud and rain and more mud here.

    1. Dull and drizzly here all day. Not too much of the wet stuff though.

  2. Yay for spring flowers. I love your crocuses, they're one bulb we don't have in the garden and maybe we need to remedy that.


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