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09/01/2013 at 13:15

Has anyone else found that their Daffs, and other bulbs are beginning to emerge too early. Will their growth slow down?

09/01/2013 at 13:31

Yes and yes. If we get a cold spell they'll stop or slow down and wait for spring to start again.

It's worth going out and scattering wildlife friendly slug pellets about your borders as they do like to munch on new daff shoots and flowers. and slugs will be active in this warm spell too.

09/01/2013 at 13:57

Yes, good isn't it. If this continues I'll have 'February Gold' in  February instead of March or even April as some years

09/01/2013 at 13:57

Cold spell on its way-at the weekend or thereabouts

There tends to be reports of this every year-so when will be "too early" be classed as normal

09/01/2013 at 14:05

Some years (not in the last few) we've had no snow til February or sometimes as late as March. I'm still waiting for a winter with none at all. We haven't had any yet this season. Barely any frost either, just a few before Cmas

09/01/2013 at 15:14
09/01/2013 at 15:22

Thanks all! must say February gold in February sounds exciting.

Oooo don't like the sounds of those hungry slugs Obelixx.

Thanks for the link sotongeoff.

 

09/01/2013 at 15:37
sotongeoff wrote (see)

This from last January

http://www.weathercast.co.uk/weather-news/news/ch/4aefea7ed50ac9c6e495af44dbd87717/article/the_four_seasons.html

This from February

http://www.weathercast.co.uk/weather-news/news/ch/8c5e4f9eaf30477832288ee5cd5c76f4/article/-d439ded82c.html

coldest then warmest

We still have a lot of winter to come

 

Around 120 of potential frosty days to go!

09/01/2013 at 15:47
09/01/2013 at 15:50

One thing we can rely on, it'll do what it does and we won't know til a few days in advance what it's going to be. Suits me. If I knew for sure we'd got 120 frosty days to go I'd probably go into a decline. 

09/01/2013 at 15:56
09/01/2013 at 16:02

Please do. Before you get to the frost in July

09/01/2013 at 16:17

Well ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Found this from 2007 -though it probably came to nothing

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2007/07/09/uk-europe-weather-summer-idUKL0961090020070709

 

09/01/2013 at 17:04

Just journalist panic I'm sure

10/01/2013 at 09:06

freezing fog this mornng. This is all your fault sotongeoff 

10/01/2013 at 09:52

Will plead guilty m'lady

All reports say we are all going to die from weather-again- in the next few days

10/01/2013 at 10:21

Oh no, not again.....

I have rather a low tolerance of journalists' emergencies

 

10/01/2013 at 17:39

Wow wasnt it cold today!! and there was me worried about an early display of daffs n tulips. looks like they will slow down afterall. Snow is forecast on Sunday!

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