Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Flowering Early

Four days into the new year we're still waiting for our first sign of sunshine. It rained most of Sunday and Monday was damp and drizzly all day. 

I posted a photo of an iris coming into flower in our front garden and mentioned that I couldn't see any signs of iris Katherine Hodgkin. Well now I can as Katherine Hodgkin’s first leaves and flowers have suddenly made an appearance.
If lots of spring bulbs flower early in January or at least earlier than usual then it's going to make for a rather understated spring. Spring bulbs are only going to flower once this year. I must check to see when our irises came into flower last year. Spring without daffodils won't be spring. 

If I've learnt anything resulting from early flowering bulbs is that they don't seem to need sunshine to produce flowers as that's one thing that's been in very short supply over the last month or so.


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