Thursday, 2 February 2017

Promise of Things to Come

January 2017 finished the driest January I've recorded over the last eight years. It didn't seem a particularly dry month to me as we had lots of dull damp days when the ground never dried up even though it never actually rained much. Temperature wise it finished around average for recent Januarys at 4.7°C (40.5°F) ranking 4th coldest out of eight years. Although the month was predominantly governed by high pressure systems giving us relatively calm and settled conditions the storm with no name on the 11 January gave us a new record January wind speed of 41mph.

February has started on a milder note but with the threat of gale force winds into Friday and over the weekend. Although I always think that we usually get the coldest weather in February there are promising signs of things to come in the garden.
Our first "spring" flowers will hopefully be out over the next few days.


  1. I see lots of nascent snowdrops amongst the small-leaved ivy and cyclamen. Gaulanthus does not grow here ... winters are too warm; only Leucojum and it's mainly long green leaves and very few flowers. I like that ivy as an evergreen ground/bulb cover. It grows well here in the shade.

  2. Soon there will be color of spring!

    1. Sooner than I thought. We have some flowers out today.


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